Tag Archives: Defense

With Kempny On the Sidelines, the Capitals Will Need More Contributions From the Depth Defensemen

Despite Michal Kempny’s leg injury, the Washington Capitals are in good shape defensively. Continue reading

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With the 2018-19 Regular Season Inching Closer to an End, the Washington Capitals Are Showing a Well-Balanced Offensive Attack

The Washington Capitals are pushing hard for the postseason with a well-balanced offensive attack. Continue reading

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Offseason’s Rewards: Nic Dowd Has Been A Welcome Surprise for the Capitals This Season

Photo: NHL After the departure of longtime fourth-line center Jay Beagle in free agency, the Capitals were left with what was, in terms of value and production, a massive hole on their fourth-line. One of the ways in which General … Continue reading

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Backup On The Blueline – Analysis Of The Capitals’ Organizational Depth On Defense

It was no surprise that Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan made a trade for defenseman Nick Jensen days before the deadline last week. The championship-winning GM has made a move for a defenseman in each of his previous four years … Continue reading

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Defensive Disappointment: The Capitals’ Defensive Struggles This Season Uncharacteristic Under Todd Reirden

Photo: NHL Heading into this season, there was a mixture of both uncertainty and assurance when it came to the Capitals’ coaching staff, specifically first-year Head Coach Todd Reirden. With an all-but identical roster to the one that captured the … Continue reading

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Djoos Back on the Loose: A Look At How Christian Djoos Fared in His First Game Back

Photo: Washington Capitals Having been out since mid-December with an injury (a total of 24 games), the return of defenseman Christian Djoos in the Capitals’ Saturday night loss to the Florida Panthers was a welcome sight. In this piece, NoVa … Continue reading

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Opinion: Lars Eller Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

When Lars Eller arrived in Washington two seasons ago from the Montreal Canadiens, I wasn’t sure if the solid third-line forward was worth two second-round draft picks. Now, looking back in hindsight ,that trade proved to be exactly what this … Continue reading

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Since Returning From Suspension, Tom Wilson is Turning Into Offensive Force For Capitals

Photo: SWX After an excellent postseason performance, where he tallied five goals, 15 points, and a +10 rating, tied for third on the team with defenseman John Carlson, in 21 games, all while playing on the top line with center … Continue reading

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Capitals Morning Skate News Roundup: A New Look Defense

The Washington Capitals held a morning skate at MedStar Capitals Iceplex prior to their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at Capital One Arena. NBC Sports Washington will have the coverage, which will start at 7 PM. Here is … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: After A Big Pay Day, John Carlson is Molding Into One of The League’s Top Defenseman

Photo: Washington Times Entering last season with the departures of defensemen Nate Schmidt, Karl Alzner, and Kevin Shattenkirk, a lot more responsibility was assigned to John Carlson. An early-season injury to Matt Niskanen that cost him 14 games out of the lineup … Continue reading

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