Todd Reirden has done a good job guiding the Washington Capitals in their quest to back-to-back and that effort was rewarded by the NHL on Saturday morning. The league officially announced who the head coaches are for each division for the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose, California. Reirden will coach the Metropolitan Division which features Capitals defenseman John Carlson and goaltender Braden Holtby. Continue reading “Todd Reirden is Named Coach of the Metropolitan Division for NHL All-Star Game”
NHL Insider Greg Wysynski has reported that the NHL Department of Player Safety will not suspend Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin for his shoulder-to-head hit on T.J. Oshie. The injury sent Oshie to concussion protocol but he would remain in the game and score the eventual game-winning goal with 1:14 to go. Continue reading “Evgeni Malkin Will Not Be Suspended for Hit on T.J. Oshie, Per Report”
In case you missed it, the Washington Capitals have agreed to terms with Center Mike Richards. The deal amounts to 1 year, 1 million dollars. Mike Richards is 30 years old with 10 years of NHL experience. Richards was drafted by The Philadelphia Flyers in 2003. Most recently he played with the Los Angeles Kings from 2011-2015. He averaged 16:40 TOI with the Kings, racking up 133 points in his 257 games. Perhaps most notably Richards has multiple Stanley Cup Championships under his belt and could bring a new view to the Caps in that aspect. Caps GM Brian Macclellan said in his interview with Mike Vogel that they will have to see just where Richards fits in their lineup whether it be third or fourth line center or elsewhere. We will keep you updated as more information comes in regarding where/ when Richards will play. Welcome to Washington Mike!
Written By Brittney Marcum
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