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Which Defensemen Could The Capitals Target In Free Agency?

Photo: Buffalo Sabres On Monday the Capitals traded rugged, veteran defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2022 second round pick and a 2023 second round pick, leaving an opening on the left side of the defensive corps … Continue reading

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An Early Projection For The Seattle Kraken’s Roster

The Seattle Kraken and their General Manager, Ron Francis, ended up pursuing a unique strategy in their expansion draft, which left many scratching their heads. The Kraken selected three pending unrestricted free agents, and ultimately agreed to contracts with those … Continue reading

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A Look At Nick Jensen’s 2021 Performance: Solid On The Back End

Nick Jensen’s career as a Capital has been an interesting story to follow. After the Capitals acquired him at the 2019 trade deadline, General Manager Brian MacLellan immediately inked Jensen to a four year, $10 million contract. Jensen was a … Continue reading

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A Look at Trevor van Riemsdyk’s 2021 Season: Future Regular Starter on Defense?

On October 10, 2020, the Washington Capitals signed right handed defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a one year, $800,000 contract. At the time, van Riemsdyk was looked at as a depth signing, likely slotting in below right handed defensemen John … Continue reading

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John Carlson’s Performance in 2021: Elite Offensive Production, Question Mark Defensively

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Now a seasoned veteran and established member of the Capitals’ core group of players, John Carlson is a known commodity. When it comes to offensive production, Carlson is in the elite echelon of performers, but … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov’s Performance in 2021: Trending Upward

The 2020-21 season saw Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov prove once again that he is a reliable Top 4, even top pairing blueliner, in today’s NHL. After being a part of the Capitals’ best defensive pairing during their Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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A Look At Justin Schultz’s Performance in 2021: Hot Start With A Downward Trend

During last off-season, the Capitals and General Manager Brian MacLellan signed unrestricted free agent Justin Schultz to a two year deal worth a $4 million┬ádeal to solidify the right side of the second defensive pairing. The deal was largely polarizing, … Continue reading

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One And Done: Capitals Ousted In 5 Games For Second Straight Season: Postgame Analytics

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images It’s deja vu all over again for the Capitals, who have now lost three-straight playoff series since hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2018. The meager run includes two-straight series where they only won … Continue reading

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Capitals Turn In A Clunker In Game 4; Now On The Brink Of Elimination: Postgame Analysis

One way to describe the Capitals’ performance in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins is painful. You may certainly have another word (or series of words) to describe it. The Capitals entered Game 4, following two-straight overtime losses, where they … Continue reading

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Capitals Drop Game 3 in 2OT, Trail In Series, 2-1: Postgame Analysis

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images In the third straight game to reach overtime in the first round series against the Bruins, the Capitals lost in double overtime, 3-2, after a clumsy miscommunication behind the net between Ilya Samsonov and Justin … Continue reading

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