Post Tagged with: "Brooks Orpik"

Braden Holtby will now have Justin Peters behind him and Philip Grubauer waiting in the wings in the AHL, so there is definitely a scenario for healthy competition here. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Why the Washington Capitals Penalty Kill Can Improve

Compared to their elite power play the Washington Capitals penalty kill isn’t a strong part of the team. They finished 16th in the NHL last season with an 82% success […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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5 Capitals Storylines That May Surprise You This Season

1) Alexander Ovechkin Takes Home the Rocket Richard Trophy (Again). It’s no secret that Ovechkin is a natural goal scorer, and it’d be no surprise to see him take home […]

by · August 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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Pittsburgh Penguins Missing Parts on Defense

The Pittsburgh Penguins are still missing major parts on defense. With Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen signing contracts with the Washington Capitals, the Penguins have to replace a plus-minus rating of +33 (Niskanen) and […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
A frustrated Capitals bench at the Verizon Center against the Montreal Canadiens on January 24th, 2013.

Early Storylines Heading Into Capitals Training Camp

With a Busy Summer In Full Swing, What Are Some of the Early Storylines Heading Into Capitals Training Camp? It has been one of the more memorable offseasons the Capitals […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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Metropolitan Rivals: Flyers Threatened By Caps’ Spending?

It didn’t take long for Brian MacLellan to get acquainted with his new job as Washington Capitals general manager. The bevy of additions look to catapult the Caps from a […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Trotz and Orpik Versus Capitals Fans and Media

The Case of Barry Trotz and Brooks Orpik Versus the Capitals Fans and Media video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player There has been lots of controversy lately in Washington as the […]

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Hockey News: Free Agent Frenzy; Claude Giroux Arrested

The Philadelphia Flyers didn’t make any big splash in free agency, but their captain decided to make headlines himself. Talk about taking matters into your own hands. [Ottawa Sun] The […]

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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
Brooks Orpik has noticed a major improvement in the Penguins' defensive zone play. (Tom Turk/THW)

Pens Losses Become Capitals Gains

A Blueline Makeover: The Capitals Sign Former Penguins Defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen If you can’t beat them, sign them?  The Washington Capitals were a busy club at the […]

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Quit Making Excuses for the Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a talented team. The nucleus of the team has been to two Stanley Cup Finals and won once. Their top two lines have two of the […]

by · May 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Penguins Offensive Firepower, Empty

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves up two games to one versus a young Columbus Blue Jacket team. Everyone, except for ESPN’s Barry Melrose, expected the Pens to make this series […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Columbus has been punishing the Pittsburgh defense (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Lady Luck Plays Role in Penguins’ 2-1 Series Lead

By all accounts, the Pittsburgh Penguins have it good right now. They’re up 2-1 in their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and have gotten both wins in come-from-behind victories […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins