Tag Archives: Michal Kempny

Comparing The Capitals’ Goals Above Replacement (GAR) Before And After Free Agency

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The 2022-23 season is set to be an intriguing one for the Washington Capitals. Following the fourth straight first round exit in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it was clear there would be changes to the … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Reflects On His Time In Washington And New Opportunity Ahead: “It’s My Last Chance In The NHL”

Photo: Idnes.cz Some might say that Michal Kempny is a man of great timing, but a victim of bad luck. The 31-year old was originally traded to the Washington Capitals at the 2018 trade deadline, just in time to help … Continue reading

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Kraken Sign 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Kempny To One-Year, $750,000 Contract

The Seattle Kraken signed former Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny to a one-year, $750,000 contract on Sunday after the 31-year-old became an unrestricted free agent on July 13.

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Washington Capitals Czech Out

Photo:  The Canadian Press With the departure of goaltender Vitek Vanecek via trade to New Jersey and the departure of defenseman Michal Kempny in free agency, the current Washington Capitals team is absent any players born in Czechia for the first … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom, Michal Kempny Attend Former Capital Christian Djoos’ Wedding In Sweden

Photo: @ m.a.r.e.l.a.d.a Wedding season is going full bore for former Washington Capitals players. On Saturday former Capitals’ goaltender Vitek Vanecek married long-time girlfriend Kristýna “Tynka” Fejtova in Prague, Czechia. His wedding came just one day after being traded from the … Continue reading

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Tournament Summary For Current And Former Washington Capitals Players Who Participated In The 2022 IIHF World Championship

Photo: Team Slovakia The IIHF World Championships were completed on Sunday after Team Finland beat Team Canada in the Gold Medal game. While there were no Washington Capitals players in the Gold Medal game, there were plenty of current and … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny And The Czechs Win Bronze At 2022 IIHF World Championships

Photo: Andrea Cardin/ HHOF-IIHF Images On Sunday, the Czechs had a come-from-behind victory over the United States to win the Bronze medal in the 2022 IIHF World Championships. The final score was 8-4, as the Czechs scored six times during … Continue reading

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A Golden Finnish: Team Finland Downs Team Canada in Overtime to Capture Gold in 2022 World Championship

Photo: IIHF While the likes of Team USA and Team Canada are often talked about as hockey superpowers when it comes to international play, the tide has turned in favor of Finland, who captured the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation’s World … Continue reading

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Blueline Performance Review: Ranking And Grading The Washington Capitals Defensemen For The 2021-22 Season

As we continue to wrap-up our analysis of the Washington Capitals 2021-22 season, we  next take a look at the performance of the Capitals defensemen during the regular season. This post will ultimately generate team ranking and grades for each of … Continue reading

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Blueline Pipeline: Assessing The Capitals Organizational Depth On Defense And Lead Indicators For 2022-23 Opening Night Roster

It’s beneficial to regularly conduct a “big picture” assessment of an organization’s depth by position in order to gain a solid understanding of the status of certain attributes within the organization. The periodic review is also essential in identifying necessary … Continue reading

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