Post Tagged with: "Nicklas Backstrom"

Mike Green (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Green: A Forward in the Making?

With the Additions of Niskanen and Orpik, Should the Capitals Move Mike Green to Forward? It has been a busy summer for the Washington Capitals.  To most of the diehard […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
A frustrated Capitals bench at the Verizon Center against the Montreal Canadiens on January 24th, 2013.

Examining the 2014-2015 Capitals Roster

What will the Washington Capitals Look Like in 2014-2015? The Washington Capitals had an off year in 2013-2014.  They missed the postseason for the first time since the 2006-2007 season.  […]

by · June 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
Nicklas Backstrom (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

2013-2014 Capitals Report Card: Forwards (Part 1 of 3)

How Did the Washington Capitals Forwards Perform in 2013-2014? The NHL Playoffs are kicking in full gear today and the Washington Capitals are not taking part in the fun.  The […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 3 comments · Washington Capitals
Ilya Bryzgalov has made a steady transition from Edmonton to Minnesota and has amassed a very formidable 4-0-2 record for the Wild while the team's netminding situation has been anything steady. (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

The Minnesota Wild and the Perpetual Carousel of Starting Goalies

Like every other organization in the NHL the Minnesota Wild entered the 2013-14 season with a few question marks. A combination of limited cap space and emerging young talent had […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Minnesota Wild
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Minnesota Wild: 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Theme Addition by Subtraction

Chuck Fletcher’s Blue Print for Wild Coming into Focus as Young Core Thrives The Minnesota Wild came away from last year’s NHL trade deadline with winger Jason Pominville, in doing […]

by · February 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
Alex Ovechkin may be somewhere in this interview with Caps writer Ed Frankovic. - Photo By Andy Martin Jr

Three Capitals Will Play in Sochi, Who Got Snubbed?

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but there will be three Washington Capitals participating in what may very well be the last Olympic games where NHL stars are […]

by · January 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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Buffalo Sabres: The Week In Review

And just like that, the Sabres began to look a little familiar. The effort is there – make no mistake about that. Ever since Ted Nolan arrived, the Sabres haven’t […]

by · January 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres: The Week Ahead

Buffalo Sabres: The Week Ahead

It’s weird, a team can feel like it’s making huge strides yet not moving forward at all. The Sabres seem to be a much better team of late, going 5-3-2 […]

Lucic: Goalie terrorist - Moments after the Milan Lucic hit on Ryan Miller (Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE)

Goalies Are Pampered by NHL Referees

Goalies receive chaperoned protection by the NHL referees. There is no problem with coddling goalies since they are the most defenseless individuals on the ice. They’d be mauled if the […]

by · December 23, 2013 · 3 comments · News/Commentary, NHL Goaltending
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Washington Capitals: Alexander Ovechkin Not Getting Enough Help

Alexander Ovechkin has been shredding apart the NHL this season. He leads the league with 21 goals in just 26 games. His line mates Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson have […]

by · December 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Capitals Yet to Beat Quality Opponent

Capitals Yet to Beat Quality Opponent

The Washington Capitals have yet to beat a quality team eleven games into the season. They have a chance to correct that tonight at the Vancouver Canucks, but will need […]

by · October 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Washington Capitals
Niklas Backstrom Needs rest. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Wild Goalie Carousel

Josh Harding, whom some suggest should become the starter for the Minnesota Wild, went down with an unspecified lower body injury Thursday night.  He was relieved in the second intermission […]

by · October 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, NHL Goaltending