Tag Archives: Dmitry Orlov

Who Will Start On Defense For Capitals In Game 1?

Photo: Nick Wass/AP When the 2019-20 NHL season paused on March 12, the Washington Capitals had been rotating defensemen in the lineup for the previous month since rookie Martin Fehervary shined in a brief stint with the big club. During … Continue reading

Posted in Defense, Games, Lineups, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Dmitry Orlov Comments On New Coach For Russian National Team

On Friday, June 5, Valery Bragin, who coached Russia’s IIHF World Junior team for many years, was appointed the Head Coach of the Russian National Team. Bragin most famously coached the Russians in the IIHF Hockey World Junior Games in … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Could The Capitals Deal A Defenseman Next Offseason?

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have a big offseason ahead as goaltender Braden Holtby can become an unrestricted free agent and captain Alex Ovechkin, forward Jakub Vrana, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov can all sign contract extensions. With some big money … Continue reading

Posted in Defense, News, Players, Roster Moves, Salary Cap, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mountains of Milestones: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2019-2020

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images While the 2019-20 NHL season was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shortened campaign was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the team reached significant career milestones … Continue reading

Posted in News, NHL, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dmitry Orlov: “Let’s See What Happens. We Have Motivation”

Washington Capitals’ defenseman Dmitry Orlov was recently interviewed by Alena Grebenkova of Sports Express Russia. Orlov discussed his return to Russia following the pause in play on March 12, working out at home, his top three career highlights and the … Continue reading

Posted in News, Players | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dmitry Orlov, Evgeny Malkin and Mikhail Sergachev Hold Group Chat Interview

Photo: Sport Express On Tuesday a group chat took place among several NHL players from Russia: Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals, Evgeny Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Mikhail Sergachev of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vladimir Tarasenko of the … Continue reading

Posted in Interview, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grading the 2019-20 Capitals’ Defensemen (So Far)

As we look back on the Capitals’ performance so far this season, hopeful that the season will pick back up in some fashion relatively soon, we next take a glance at the Caps’ defensive corps, and evaluate their performance so … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Blueline Blueprint: Do the Capitals Have Optimal Defensive Pairings?

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Following the acquisition of Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks on February 18, Washington Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden has been tinkering with different combinations of defensive pairings. This is often a challenging undertaking, … Continue reading

Posted in Data and Analytics, Defense, Games, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Play For a Purpose Online Silent Auction Features Washington Capitals Memorabilia; Proceeds to Benefit Players Against Hate Initiative

Photos: @playforapurpose/Instagram Washington Capitals memorabilia are featured in an online silent auction hosted by Play for a Purpose, a charity hockey event to raise money for the Players Against Hate initiative that increases awareness and stops racism and name-calling by … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Community, Memorabilia, News, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Capitals Shuffle Lines & Pairs; Prepare For New Jersey Devils (Photos)

The Washington Capitals‘ practice saw a slight shakeup in offensive lines and defensive pairs on Friday. With goaltender Ilya Samsonov in net for Saturday’s matinee at Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils, the Capitals are looking for a solid … Continue reading

Posted in News, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment