Tag Archives: Defenseman

Capitals Make Contract Offer to Michal Kempny

Photo: USA Today Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has been quite busy over the last 48 hours or so, with the 2018 NHL Entry Draft taking up his time the last two days and a plethora of free agents to … Continue reading

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Capital Review 2017-18: Matt Niskanen

Getty Images North America After the Capitals’ Stanley Cup win on Thursday night, the NHL season, in terms of game action is officially over. In the coming weeks, teams will begin preparing for the offseason, including the NHL Entry Draft, … Continue reading

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(Alternate) Captain of the Cup Finals: Brooks Orpik Quietly Having A Solid Postseason Performance

Harry How/Getty Images North America Throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the performances of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Braden Holtby (among others) have been well-documented in the Capitals’ run to the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. One player who hasn’t … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Brian Pothier

Getty Images In the history of the Capitals, a total of 17 players have worn No. 2 on the back of their sweaters, with defenseman Matt Niskanen currently holding the distinction. Before Niskanen joined the Capitals in 2014, the number … Continue reading

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Collector’s Corner: Caps Fan Shows Off His Collection from Mike Green’s 2009 Scoring Streak (Video)

Nine years ago, former Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green did something unprecedented for a blueliner. From January 27, 2009 through Valentines Day, Green scored a goal in eight consecutive games, setting the NHL record for most consecutive games scoring by … Continue reading

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John Carlson’s Outstanding Season Deserves Some Norris Trophy Nods

After losing a number of key defensemen last summer through various avenues, the pressure was on the Capitals’ top defensemen in Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, and John Carlson to elevate their play in 2017-18 to compensate for the notable losses … Continue reading

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Confusion on the Defense at Capitals Morning Skate

When the Washington Capitals were taking their initial rushes at the start of morning skate on Wednesday, there was some confusion on the blue line. One guy was not skating with his familiar partner. Was it because that particular player … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Kevin Hatcher

Just over 25 years ago on January 23, 1993, former Capitals defenseman Kevin Hatcher scored his 20th goal of the 1992-93 season to help the Caps beat the then-expansion Ottawa Senators by a score of 6-4 at the Capital Centre. … Continue reading

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With the Losses on the Blueline, John Carlson Must Step Up Next Season for the Caps

Nick Wass/Associated Press When the offseason started, the Capitals knew they would be losing some valuable members of their formidable group of defensemen, but in a span of two weeks, the Capitals lost Nate Schmidt, Karl Alzner, and Kevin Shattenkirk to the Expansion … Continue reading

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