Month: June 2018

When Washington Capitals prospect Alex Alexeyev is on the ice, you can’t miss him. The 6-foot-4, 196-pound blueliner is a presence, but it’s not just his size that makes him prominent. It’s his defensive game, one where he skates fluidly and rarely is caught making a mistake defensively. “I just play simple,” Alexeyev said. “Defensemen
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2:24 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Washington Capitals found the successor to Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz on their own bench. Associate coach Todd Reirden, 47, was named the 18th head coach in franchise history Friday. Reirden, 47, is a highly regarded coach who specialized in working with the team’s defensemen. He joined the Capitals
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Over the weekend the Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Ilya Kovalchuk. Signing Kovalchuk helps fill a glaring weakness the Kings had last season but, how does it affect the organization over the next three seasons, most notably their ability to re-sign Drew Doughty? What the Kings Are Getting With
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At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, the Montreal Canadiens placed Victor Mete with Shea Weber on the top defensive pairing. Mete, a left-shot defenceman, was an ideal fit to play alongside Weber, a right-hand shot. Also, Mete’s speed and ability to move the puck suited Weber’s shutdown, defensive-minded game. The two had good chemistry.
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As the Anaheim Ducks look to gradually move towards a style of play more oriented around speed and puck possession, the commencement of the unrestricted free-agent signing period this Sunday, July 1 represents an opportunity for them to plug some holes and bolster their depth in the here and now. Their youth will continue to
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Arguably the most important position in sports, a goalie can steal a game or playoff series. A goalie can also break the hearts of loyal fans and cost a coach their job. An NHL goalie is the ultimate last line of defense.  There has been a lot of talk about the Dallas Stars goaltending over
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