Tag Archives: Nicklas Backstrom

Superstar Sidekicks: A Look At the Players Who Got to Play With the Capitals’ Two Superstars

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images This week, the “Down Goes Brown” column, written by Sean McIndoe for The Athletic (behind the pay wall), focused on “Projecting the Opening Night lineup for whichever team you personally cheer for”, describing the projected lineup … Continue reading

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What’s Next For Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby?

Photo: NBCSW With most of the questions answered from this offseason for the Washington Capitals, a new issue seems to hang on the horizon. After the 2019-2020 season, center Nicklas Backstrom and goaltender Braden Holtby can each become unrestricted free … Continue reading

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Offseason Changes Will Impact Capitals’ Special Teams This Season

Photo: WashingtonCaps.com The Washington Capitals have seen plenty of change since the end of last season. While Capitals’ fans have a pretty good idea of what the team’s lineup will look like on October 2, there are some holes in … 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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“We Are in Ongoing Discussions”: Brian MacLellan Talks Jakub Vrana’s Status, Braden Holtby And Nicklas Backstrom Contracts, and More

After a day in which the Capitals added to their bottom-six forward corps, General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke with reporters about the additions of Richard Panik and Garnet Hathaway, contract negotiations with Jakub Vrana, contracts for Braden Holtby and Nicklas … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Announces Annual Brynas Black-White Game As Part Of Hockey Is For Everyone Initiative

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom announced on Wednesday that the annual game between Brynas Black-White is set for Thursday, August 15 at Galverinken in his hometown of Gavle, Sweden. The game will feature female hockey players for the first time.

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Capitals’ Draft Day Memories Away From The Stage

It’s that time of year, once again. The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is set to start this Friday in Vancouver, British, Columbia. But let’s be honest, any professional sport’s draft can at times have all the excitement of a five … Continue reading

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“We Could Have Had…?!”: Washington Capitals Draft Day Regrets – 2000 Through 2010

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Throughout the existence of the NHL, teams and fans have experienced their fair share of draft pick fails, when, at the time of the selection, a team believes they chose the best player available, but as … Continue reading

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Some Team Structure Improvements Are Needed For the Washington Capitals in 2019-20

Where can the Washington Capitals make some tweaks in 2019-20? Continue reading

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How Much Will Nicklas Backstrom Cost The Capitals?

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images One of the biggest boxes on Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan‘s to-do list this offseason is to re-sign center Nicklas Backstrom to a contract extension. The 31-year old can sign an extension at any … Continue reading

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