Matthew Speck | @m_speck

Matthew Speck covers the Washington Capitals organization for The Hockey Writers. He's credentialed for Washington's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, and covers most home games. Matthew also covers high school sports for the Lebanon Daily News. You can email him at with any questions or comments.

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Recent Articles by Matthew

Tom Wilson (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

Washington Capitals: Tom Wilson Needs More Minutes

Washington Capitals 2012 first round draft selection Tom Wilson came to Washington after dominant seasons with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), drawing comparisons to elite power […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
Braden Holtby (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Washington Capitals Social Media Guide

The NHL offseason is in full effect with development camps across the league set to take place. The Washington Capitals are amid diverse changes in personnel throughout the organization. Below […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
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Hershey Bears Announce New Coaching Staff

After a few months of searching, the Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears announced that Troy Mann will lead their AHL club for the 2014-15 season. Mann spent last season as […]

Was Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews legal? (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

Washington Capitals: Brian MacLellan’s First Big Moves

The Washington Capitals had major needs to fill and they did exactly that on July 1st, the first day that free agents can officially sign contracts. New General Manager Brian […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
Hershey Bears Offseason Preview

Hershey Bears Offseason Preview

Free agency gets underway at the NHL and AHL levels today, with the Washington Capitals organization set to make some important signings and transactions. The Capitals have still yet to […]

Washington Capitals: Q and A With Scott Murray

Washington Capitals: Q and A With Scott Murray

With Mitch Korn officially in the fold as the Washington Capitals goaltending coach, the search continues for the associate goalie coach. One candidate who could fit is Scott Murray, who […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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Washington Capitals Hire Mitch Korn

After Barry Trotz joined the Washington Capitals as the club’s next head coach, many imagined he’d be joined by a few assistants from the Nashville Predators. That possibility came to […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
David Leggio (stat19/flickr)

David Leggio Unlikely to Return to Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are in search of a backup goalie which will certainly have a trickle down affect throughout Washington’s minor league system. With young goalie prospect Philipp Grubauer set […]

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Washington Capitals Free Agent Targets: Anton Stralman

The Washington Capitals are in desperate need of quality defensemen for the 2014-15 season. Mike Green is unlikely to be traded and the Capitals want to get him back “on […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
Mike Green (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

Washington Capitals: Mike Green’s Value

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green is one of the best offensive puck movers in the game of hockey. He’s an under-appreciated asset mostly due to his tenure in Washington and the […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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Washington Capitals: Draft History at Number 13

The Washington Capitals hold the 13th draft pick at the 2014 NHL draft, along with several other picks in through top few rounds. Washington has held the number 13 selection […]

The Hershey Bears celebrate after a goal against the St. John's IceCaps (stat19/flickr)

Hershey Bears Coaching Candidates

With the Capitals announcement of Barry Trotz as their next head coach, the Hershey Bears should have their third coach in three seasons in the coming weeks. With Mike Haviland […]