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Brian MacLellan’s Yearly Report Card: Assessing The Capitals’ GM’s Moves In 2019-20

Photo: @Capitals After a first-round Stanley Cup Playoff exit in 2018-19, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan was forced to make some changes to his roster. Unfortunately, it backfired as the Capitals fell in the first round once again, and it … Continue reading

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Flyers’ Matt Niskanen Suspended For One Game After Hitting Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher In Jaw During Game 5

Screencap: TSN The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday evening that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen has been suspended for Game 6 of the first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series after cross-checking Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher in the … Continue reading

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Flyers’ Matt Niskanen Catches Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher In The Face With Stick Butt As Flyers-Canadiens Series Gets Feisty

Things are gettin’ feisty in the Flyers-Canadiens series. In the waning moments of Game 5 on Wednesday night, former Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen applied a stick butt to the face of Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher. No penalty was called … Continue reading

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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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