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Capitals Honor Matt Niskanen With Tribute Video During TV Timeout

As has been the case with several players and three coaches in the last two seasons, the Capitals paid tribute to another member of the team’s 2018 Stanley Cup-winning team on Saturday night with a tribute video to Philadelphia Flyers … Continue reading

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Thank You, Nisky! Reflecting On Matt Niskanen’s Time With The Capitals

It will be a bittersweet night at Capital One Arena as former Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen returns to the District for the first time after being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Radko Gudas back in June. … Continue reading

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Grading The Capitals’ Moves This Season At The Halfway Point

Photo: NBCSW As the midway point of the season has come and gone, it’s time to check in on how the Washington Capitals‘ offseason moves are looking so far. GM Brian MacLellan had a busy offseason after the Capitals’ first-round … 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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Hockey Tough: Former Capitals Defenseman Matt Niskanen Gets Hit in the Face By a Shot, Returns to Game Action

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers For five seasons, defenseman Matt Niskanen patrolled the Washington Capitals’ blueline, and was a key component of the Caps’ 2018 Stanley Cup victory. Signed as a free agent in the summer of 2014, Niskanen was dealt to … Continue reading

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The Washington Capitals and Defensive Woes: Is This Becoming a New Problem For the Club?

Is the Capitals blueline still a strength of the club? Continue reading

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MacLellan’s Biggest Balancing Act: Finding The Right Mix Of “Speed” and “Heavy”

Photo by Derek Cain/NHLI via Getty Images It wasn’t too long ago, maybe three or four seasons back, when a majority of pro hockey’s team architects were fixated on implementing and upgrading one primary team characteristic: speed. ”We need to get … Continue reading

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A Look Around the Metropolitan Division: Which Teams Will Rise and Fall in 2019-20?

How will the Metropolitan Division shake out in 2019-20? Continue reading

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Five Things That Must Turn Around for the Washington Capitals in 2019-20

How can the Washington Capitals make another deep run at the Stanley Cup in 2020? Continue reading

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NHL Draft and Free Agency Frenzy: How Does the Metropolitan Division Look Now?

After the start of the NHL Free Agency Period, how do the Metropolitan Division teams look? Continue reading

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