Capitals Trade for Dillon a Solid Bet, but Is It Enough?

Capitals Trade for Dillon a Solid Bet, but Is It Enough?

February 19th, 2020 The Washington Capitals got into the trade mix on Tuesday, Feb. 18, picking up defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a pair of draft picks. Deadline rentals rarely come cheap and this move was no exception for Washington. Once again, the Caps dipped into their pool of...
Capitals Acquire Dillon from Sharks in Exchange for Draft Picks

Capitals Acquire Dillon from Sharks in Exchange for Draft Picks

February 18th, 2020 Players continue to be on the move in advance of the Feb. 24 NHL Trade Deadline, as the Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 third round...

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February 8th, 2020
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Alex Ovechkin has been absolutely tearing up the league in January, earning himself First Star of the Month honors, but he is not the only one on the Washington Capitals doing great things. John Carlson, who took the hockey world by storm for the first half of the season, is continuing to have a Norris Trophy-worthy season. His 65 points lead both the Capitals and all NHL defensemen, which makes him 10th in the NHL in points. His 51 assists are second in the NHL, trailing only Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl. While he has been overshadowed by Ovechkin of late, he has continued to produce at a high rate, and not only is he leading the way for the Norris, he is making a little Capitals history of his own. Franchise Milestones While Ovechkin is chasing 700 goals and passing Hall of Famer after Hall of Famer along the way, Carlson has been quietly reaching his own milestones in franchise history. He has been passing some records and creeping up on others, and he will likely...
February 8th, 2020
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With some high-powered offensive players already in their arsenal, the Washington Capitals may look to add some stability on the blue line at the upcoming trade deadline on Feb. 24. There are some bright spots to the Capitals’ defensive core, as John Carlson is leading the team in points and is well on his way to winning the Norris Trophy. There are also some doubts creeping in - since the break, the Capitals are averaging over three goals against per game with a few of these games being against the league’s weaker teams. John Carlson, Washington Capitals (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) A few individuals have been to blame for this slowed performance. Nick Jensen and Jonas Siegenthaler are names that catch a lot of heat in the Capitals media, and many people would like to see a fresh face added to give the team more defensive depth. Martin Fehervary’s play has seemed positive so far, but just four games with the club is not enough to give the Capitals the confidence...
February 7th, 2020
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WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin arrived in Washington in the summer of 2005 wearing mismatched flip flops and Daisy Duke shorts. He looked like a lost tourist. Ovechkin went No. 1 in the draft and was touted as a can’t-miss prospect, but Capitals teammates wondered aloud if this guy really was supposed to be the new face of the franchise, much less an elite player. A decade and a half later, Ovechkin is the grinning, gap-toothed face of NHL goal-scoring, much to the continued bewilderment of his opponents. The big Russian left winger is on the verge of becoming just the eighth player to score 700 career goals thanks to a once-in-a-generation combination of physicality, power and a unique shot that has made him nearly impossible to stop. “He just can score from anywhere,” Calgary defenceman Mark Giordano said. “You sort of think teams would come up with a game plan to stop him, but you can't.” Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals (Jess Starr/The Hockey...
February 7th, 2020
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Since the calendar flipped to 2020, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin is scoring goals and reaching new milestones at a remarkable pace. With 14 tallies in the past seven games, the Capitals' captain finds himself just two goals shy of becoming the eighth member of the NHL’s 700-goal club. In the past three weeks alone Ovi has risen from 12th to 8th on the all-time goals list, surpassing Hall of Famers Teemu Selanne, Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman, and Mark Messier. Ovechkin has already hit the 40-goal plateau for the 11th time in his brilliant career and is quickly closing in on a ninth 50-goal campaign. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) With two games left on the Capitals' current homestand, fans are eagerly anticipating another memorable night at Capital One Arena. Ovi will get his first shot at joining the 700-goal club on Saturday against Philadelphia and, if necessary, he’ll get another one on Monday when...