Tag Archives: Nate Schmidt

Why Protecting Nate Schmidt in the Expansion Draft Over Dmitry Orlov May Not Have Been As Risky A Move As it Seems

Photo: Patrick Smith With the Capitals facing an upcoming Expansion Draft and a multitude of pending free agents potentially and likely hitting the open market, the Capitals had decisions to make. Among the key defensemen lost over the summer was … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Trotz is Planning to Start Season With Orpik in Top 4

With the losses of Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner in free agency and Nate Schmidt to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the Capitals have a hole to fill on their defense. Salary cap restrictions due to long-term … Continue reading

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The Early Preseason Pacific Division Picks and Predictions

Preseason picks and predictions for the Pacific Division in 2017-18 Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov has been through bumps and bruises but is developing into No. 1 defenseman for the Capitals

In his 6-year career in Washington, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has had ups and downs. He progressed from a player who makes very noticeable mistakes on the ice to one of the most important pieces on the Capitals roster. With the … Continue reading

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How Important Is Pheonix Copley to the Capitals?

When the Capitals acquired Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline they were not only keeping an eye on the chances they had at bringing Lord Stanley’s Cup for the first time to DC, they were … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Evening News Links: Week 2 and More Roster Cuts

A Day off for Caps camp, another round of roster cuts, inside the NHL Centennial Arena fan exhibit, Chiasson and Walker shine, Caps Practice Schedule for the week and more in this evening’s Capitals Links: 

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Washington Capitals Evening News Links: Let the Games Begin

Ovechkin turns 32, goalie masks for all of the goaltenders in Caps camp, Siegenthaler loses weight, Capitals schedule for the remainder of camp, first scrimmage, prep for first preseason game and more in this evening’s news links: 

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Top 10 Capitals Games to Look Forward to this Season

We’re almost there, folks! Training camp is less than two weeks away. The preseason starts three days after that, then the real thing begins on October 5. Here are the Top 10 games you should circle on your calendar! 

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Connor Hobbs Joins the Capitals at Kettler, Hopes to Make Opening Night Roster

Last week, a handful of Capitals players started working out on the Kettler ice for unofficial practices, with more arriving this week. Most of the “big-name” players like Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Braden Holtby, have already reported to Kettler, … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: John Carlson

What will Capitals fans see from defenseman John Carlson in 2017-18? Continue reading

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