Tag Archives: Defense

Back To Basics: The Capitals Must Play Tougher Hockey Down the Stretch

The Washington Capitals must play playoff-style hockey down the stretch. Continue reading

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How Is The Radko Gudas-Matt Niskanen Trade Looking For The Capitals And Flyers Halfway Through The Season?

As the halfway point of the season came this week, it is time to look at the Washington Capitals‘ biggest change of the offseason, which came on June 14 when they traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in … Continue reading

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Finally Home? Brendan Leipsic Thriving In Key, Fourth-Line Role with the Capitals

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When the Capitals signed him to a one-year, $700,000 deal in free agency in July, left wing Brendan Leipsic’s role on the team was to provide some grittiness and secondary scoring to a revamped fourth-line, … Continue reading

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Steel City? Injuries Continue To Pile Up For Penguins

Photo: Zimbio Some more tough news came out of Pittsburgh on Sunday morning as the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that defenseman Brian Dumoulin will be out at least two months after he had surgery to repair lacerated tendons in his left … Continue reading

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A Look At The Play Of Four Capitals Who Have Yet To Score A Goal This Season

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images The Washington Capitals have been the cream of the crop when it comes to filling the net this season, as their 87 goals lead the NHL. While they’ve had no problem scoring, four players — … Continue reading

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Sweet Kill: An Interview With Beck Malenstyn, A Key Part Of The Hershey Bears Stellar Penalty Kill

Photo: JustSports Photography/Hershey Bears Washington Capitals prospect Beck Malenstyn reported to the Capitals AHL affiliate in Hershey for the first time last September. It wasn’t long before his aggressive style and physical play began garnering praise from Bears fans and … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Sign Jake Gardiner To Four-Year Contract Worth $16.2 Million

Photo: Hockey Troll The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Friday that they have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Jake Gardiner to a four-year contract, which will carry a cap hit of $4.05 million. Gardiner was the one of the best unrestricted … Continue reading

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With More Cap Space Freed Up, How Will The Capitals Use It?

Photo: Fear The Fin After the Washington Capitals sent forward Andre Burakovsky to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for second and third-round picks in 2020 and the rights to forward Scott Kosmachuk on Friday afternoon, they have some cap space … Continue reading

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A Deeper Dive Into The Capitals’ Latest Acquisition, Radko Gudas

Photo: Broad Street Hockey The Washington Capitals cleared some much-needed cap space when they traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas on Friday morning. He enters the 2019-20 season on the last year of … Continue reading

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After Being A Healthy Scratch With Blackhawks, Michal Kempny Has Become Pivotal Piece For Capitals

Photo: Sporting News When the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Michal Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a third-round pick in the upcoming draft on February 19, 2018, it was considered a minor move around the NHL.

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