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Brooks Orpik

  1. D Change: Green out, Schmidt in for Caps’ season opener

    Oct 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

    Mike Green

    Upper-body injury will sideline the two-time Norris nominee.

  2. Risk Factors: Washington Capitals edition

    Oct 6, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Barry Trotz

    Can Barry Trotz get the Caps to play with structure, discipline, and intensity?

  3. Risk Factors: Pittsburgh Penguins edition

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    A rookie head coach, some significant roster turnover and the annual questions in goal.

  4. Kuznetsov, Johansson and Burakovsky battling at center in Washington

    Sep 25, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    With top faceoff man Mikhail Grabovski auditioning for a left wing role with the Islanders, Barry Trotz is hoping one of three emerge.

  5. Orpik heard good things ‘human-being wise’ about Trotz

    Sep 19, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Brooks Orpik

    It’s part of the reason why the defenseman is playing for Washington.

  6. Hard-luck Hillen ‘100 percent’ after staph infection

    Sep 16, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

    hillenhelpedoffgetty

    Caps blueliner has had bad luck in the health department.

  7. Trotz wasn’t sure if he’d be ‘good fit’ for Green, is excited now

    Sep 12, 2014, 8:17 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Washington Capitals

    The blueliner wants to start producing like he used to.

  8. Caps re-sign Schilling to one-year, two-way deal

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    He’ll be in tough to find minutes in Washington this season.

  9. Report: No talks between Sens and Methot

    Sep 7, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

    Marc Methot

    Looking for a five-year deal worth $5.5 million per season.

  10. Under Pressure: Mike Johnston

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Mike Johnston, Jim Rutherford, Rick Tocchet

    All the first-time NHL head coach has to do is get Pittsburgh to the promised land. No biggie.

  11. Looking to make the leap: Simon Despres

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT

    Simon Despres

    The 23-year-old defenseman may get a real shot this season.

  12. It’s Pittsburgh Penguins Day at PHT

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby

    The pressure is on Sid and Geno now after a summer of change.

  13. Poll: Will Washington get back into the playoffs?

    Aug 18, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals Introduce General Manager Brian MacLellan And Coach Barry Trotz

    Missed for the first time in six years last season.

  14. Under Pressure: In Washington? Take your pick

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils

    No shortage of candidates in the nation’s capital.

  15. Senators, Methot struggle to find common ground in contract talks

    Aug 9, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Marc Methot

    It looks like the two sides won’t agree to an extension in the near future.

  16. Ovechkin thinks very little of plus/minus

    Aug 7, 2014, 9:46 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    He was minus-35 last season.

  17. Methot’s new deal with Sens ‘going to be multi-year’

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

    MarcMethot

    “It’s a fairly simple one because Marc wants to be here,”

  18. Penguins prospect Pouliot sees opportunity in Pittsburgh

    Jul 22, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

    Portland Winterhawks v Kelowna Rockets

    How ’bout that headline for some alliteration.

  19. Columnist: Mike Green is ‘destined to be traded’ by Caps

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

    Mike Green

    He’s headed into the final year of his contract in Washington.

  20. PHT Morning Skate: Trotz admits Caps have ‘taken some heat’ for Orpik deal

    Jul 8, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Barry Trotz

    You know, the one that cost $27.5 million over the next five years.

  21. Washington Capitals were free agency’s biggest spenders

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals Introduce General Manager Brian MacLellan And Coach Barry Trotz

    They spent nearly $70 million in free agency.

  22. Poll: What were the best/worst free agent signings?

    Jul 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik (44) plays in the NHL preseason hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 , in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Sifting through over half a billion dollars worth of contracts.

  23. Trotz helped sway free agents to choose Capitals

    Jul 6, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    BarryTrotz

    Brooks Orpik felt signing with Washington was a “no-brainer” after talking to the bench boss.

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