The Washington Capitals opened their training camp today under new bench boss Barry Trotz. Word from Kettler was that the first practice was intense, with plenty of hard skating.
One question that beckoned an answer before training camp was the main position that Alexander Ovechkin would play this season for Washington. Ovechkin, a career left winger, played right wing often...
Barry Trotz says "there's no coach on the planet" who can teach what Alex Ovechkin does when playing left wing.
The new Washington Capitals coach on Friday explained his rationale for moving the three-time league MVP back to the left side.
Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals playing mostly on the right last season, but the Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Saw this and it looks weird:
#Caps training camp's underway. Finallyyyyy. pic.twitter.com/jjD3OWeT96
— RMNB (@russianmachine) September 19, 2014
Orpik was a minus 5, and his a number in terms of advanced stats was negative 60 or something.
The Washington Capitals have unveiled their 2014 training camp roster, a group of 66 total players that begins preseason practices on Friday, as well as the full schedule for the upcoming weeks heading toward the Oct. 9 season opener versus Montreal.
General Manager Brian MacLellan and Coach Barry Trotz, each entering their first seasons with the Capitals in their current positions...
With roughly $24 million committed to their top five defensemen, it’s clear the Capitals will open training camp on Friday with Brooks Orpik, Mike Green, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Karl Alzner locked into the top five defensive spots.
It’s slotting those three other defensemen that poses a challenge to Barry Trotz and his coaching staff as they prepare for Friday’s start...
As we celebrate the Capitals' 40th anniversary, let's take a moment to admire existing tokens used to commemorate previous 'milestones' on the calendar.
Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin flaunted his offensive expertise throughout the 2013-14 season. The 28-year-old right-wing scored 51 goals and 28 assists, giving him 79 points for the regular season. His 51 goals led the league, winning him the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for the fourth time in his 10 year career. Unfortunately the Capitals missed the playoffs...
Washington Capitals Season PreviewBy: Ken Clawson (twitter @kjcmalakai)Ken is my old high school friend, college roommate and friend of the site. He lives in the DC area and begrudgingly has assimilated some Capitals knowledge and has been kind enough to share some thoughts for the upcoming season. Give him a follow on twitter from the handle above.Losses: Dustin Penner, Mikhail...
The Joel Ward bobbleheads have finally found their way to DC.
The Washington Captilas are gearing up to start a new era under new head coach Barry Trotz and general manager Brian MacLellan. The Capitals made some big signings that will help them make a playoff push in 2013-14.
One player who is impressed with the teams new direction is defenseman Mike Green. Speaking to CSN Washington, Green said that if he played for another team...
Alexander Ovechkin hosted a private skate for 60 children with developmental disabilities at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., on Thursday. Via the Washington Capitals (by way of Russian Machine Never Breaks): Nearly 60 children and adolescents from American Special Hockey Association programs will have the opportunity to skate and learn from the Capitals […] The...
C 1. Nicklas Backstrom
2. Evgeny Kuznetsov
3. Brooks Laich
4. Jay Beagle
5. Kris Newbury
L 1. Marcus Johansson
2. Joel Ward
3. Jason Chimera
4. Aaron Volpatti
R 1. Alex Ovechkin
2. Troy Brouwer
3. Eric Fehr
4. Ryan Stoa ...
Washington Capitals start Alexander Ovechkin created a stir a few weeks ago when he held up a sign that said “Save children from Fascism”. The sign was taken by the media as Ovechkin’s support for Russian President Putin and his stance on Ukraine.
Those assumptions should not be seen as too far fetch given Ovechkin’s close relation with President Putin. It was also seen...
As we look ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, we have already discussed the Pacific Division. We have now turned our attention to the Metropolitan Division, beginning with the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils. Washington will host the Blackhawks in … Continue reading →
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