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Reirden led Niskanen and Orpik to Washington

From DKOnPittsburghSports: Anyone who thought the Capitals overpaid for Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik or both, know this: Both were offered more money by other teams, Niskanen by the Red Wings, Orpik by the Avalanche. The common denominator in bringing them together in Washington was Todd Reirden, their defensive coach in Pittsburgh. Really popular figure with all those guys. Worked...
Via The Pensblog
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Connor Carrick Hangs With Fans

Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick flew into D.C. from Chicago on Tuesday to meet and greet fans at an Open House at Verizon Center. The 20-year-old took photos and signed autographs as fans shopped for season tickets.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All Barry Trotz

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com, You went to Las Vegas when Alex Ovechkin was there for the NHL Awards to sit down with him, have dinner with him, get to know him. Why was it important for you at the time to sit down with Ovechkin, and what did you learn from the meeting? "You're not going to go to battle with someone you don't know. It doesn't matter what walk...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE MEN?

Dustin Penner. Age 31, Height 6’4, Weight 247lbs Last seen: Washington DC Pertinent information: Penner has not been heard of this off season after leaving the Washington Capitals. Has a somewhat checkered history with contract negotiations, but can be lured practically anywhere (Edmonton, for example) with a little bit of cash. Enjoys pancakes. Devin Charlie Kenichi Setoguchi...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals News: Nathan Walker, first Austrailian signs ELC

Most players in the NHL come from Canada, The United States, or Sweden. That is not the case for 20-year-old Nathan Walker, being the first ever Australian player in the NHL.The Washington Capitals have just signed Walker to a three-year entry-level contract, according to Monumental Network.via flickr.comWalker had played in the AHL team, the Hershey Bears, for the 2013-14 campaign...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After time in Nashville, Joel Ward brings unique outlook on new Capitals Coach Barry Trotz

Joel Ward’s fourth head coach in four seasons happens to be an old friend, so when the forward arrived at the team’s practice facility for its annual offseason blood drive on Saturday afternoon, he came as the unofficial liaison for Barry Trotz, the player who best knows what makes the new bench boss tick. “I think now I’ve got to tell some guys a few things,” Ward said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker, first Australian ever drafted, signs with Capitals

Nathan Walker has taken another step forward in his journey to make the NHL from the unusual starting point of Australia. The Washington Capitals have signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract, per the Monumental Network. The 20-year-old forward became the first Australian ever drafted when Washington took him with the 89th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Setting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 3 Players Drafted by the Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals entered the 2014 NHL Draft needing to make up for some deficiencies on the team. In an effort to do so, the Capitals traded picks at various times to move up in the draft and made some interesting decisions. Here’s a review of the team’s first three picks.   3. Nathan Walker In the third round of the draft, the Capitals selected Walker, the first Australian...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s Twitter interactions nearly sickeningly saccharine (pics)

As the NHL world reels as it attempts to come to terms with the news that Alexander Ovechkin and tennis star Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement, at least some solace can be achieved by knowing that the relationship between Brooks Laich, Ovi’s Washington Capitals teammate, and actress Julianne Hough is still going strong. […] The post Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Ovechkin's fiancée break up with him over Instagram pic?

I would imagine there is more to it than this, but it isn’t uncommon for social media to be the straw that broke the camel’s back in a relationship. According to SI, Ovechkin’s lady tennis player Maria Kirilenko didn’t take too kindly to this Instagram photo of Ovechkin and Russian basketball pro Vitaly Fridzon in Helicopter (you can see the photo below).  The sad part is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko breaks off engagement with Alex Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin and women’s tennis star Maria Kirilenko got engaged over a year ago. The two had been dating for three years and seemed very happy together, but the relationship apparently did not work out. On Monday, Kirilenko released a statement through the Russian Tennis Federation announcing that she has called off the engagement. “I […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin, Tennis Star Maria Kirilenko Break Off Engagement Plans

You can cross one power couple off of the list in the sports world today. Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin and his girlfriend, tennis star Maria Kirilenko, have broken off their engagement, R-Sports reported Monday morning. Kirilenko would not say why the two ended things, but did wish Ovechkin the best in his hockey career. “I have made a decision to break up our...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals Reloaded

#490969317 / gettyimages.com The Washington Capitals spent more money in free agency than any other team in hockey this year in hopes that a bevy of new players, when added to team stalwarts like Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Bäckström, can help them find their way back into the playoffs after missing out last season. In addition to new players, the Capitals made major changes to...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Mike Green still fit in Capitals puzzle?

Just as Barry Trotz has visions of multiple forward line combinations dancing in his head, Capitals assistant coach Todd Reirden has a variety of defensive pairings he’d like to see once training camp rolls around in September. “It’s going to be a competitive situation,” Reirden said last week as the Capitals’ development camp drew to a close. “We have to see what pairs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps first rounder Jakub Vrana signs entry deal

It didn’t take long for the Washington Capitals first rounder to make an impact. He did it first at Development Camp last week, impressing Caps coaches and front office brass. He did it again today, by agreeing to terms with the Caps on a three year entry deal. That comes just a few weeks after being selected in the 13th round of the NHL Draft. Per Capgeek, Vrana’s three-year...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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