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Matt Niskanen

  1. Under Pressure: Mike Johnston

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:47 AM EST

    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.

  2. Looking to make the leap: Simon Despres

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:01 AM EST

    Simon Despres

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

  3. It’s Pittsburgh Penguins Day at PHT

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby

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

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

    Aug 18, 2014, 2:31 PM EST

    Washington Capitals Introduce General Manager Brian MacLellan And Coach Barry Trotz

    Missed for the first time in six years last season.

  5. Green faces pivotal season with Caps

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

    Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers

    A significant contract year for the Washington defenseman.

  6. Ovechkin thinks very little of plus/minus

    Aug 7, 2014, 9:46 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    He was minus-35 last season.

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

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

    MarcMethot

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

  8. Penguins prospect Pouliot sees opportunity in Pittsburgh

    Jul 22, 2014, 12:15 PM EST

    Portland Winterhawks v Kelowna Rockets

    How ’bout that headline for some alliteration.

  9. Coaches, Ovechkin influenced Niskanen in picking Caps

    Jul 12, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

    Matt Niskanen

    He’s been watching Washington for a while now.

  10. PHT Morning Skate: The Canucks hired a bartender

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Bartender

    It’ll all make sense when you read what’s inside.

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

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:10 PM EST

    Mike Green

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

  12. Washington Capitals were free agency’s biggest spenders

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:08 AM EST

    Washington Capitals Introduce General Manager Brian MacLellan And Coach Barry Trotz

    They spent nearly $70 million in free agency.

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

    Jul 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    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.

  14. Trotz helped sway free agents to choose Capitals

    Jul 6, 2014, 5:31 PM EST

    BarryTrotz

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

  15. PHT Morning Skate: Grabovski, Kulemin reuniting makes for good story

    Jul 3, 2014, 8:20 AM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Buffalo Sabres

    That and the rest of the links to start the day.

  16. Caps GM says Green is still in team’s plans

    Jul 1, 2014, 8:30 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Nashville Predators

    Even with some pricey blueline additions.

  17. PHT’s 2014 free agent frenzy tracker

    Jul 1, 2014, 6:27 PM EST

    Paul Stastny

    Pictured: new St. Louis center Paul Stastny.

  18. Pens surprise, ink Ehrhoff to one-year, $4M deal

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

    Christian Ehrhoff

    The first big signing of the day.

  19. All-in on Niskanen? Red Wings out of Ehrhoff hunt

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:01 AM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v Nashville Predators

    Dan Boyle is also on their shopping list.

  20. PHT Morning Skate: Free agency day is upon us

    Jul 1, 2014, 8:20 AM EST

    Dave Nonis

    All the links to start your day ahead.

  21. Babcock has been ‘all over’ Holland to get more right-shooting d-men

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:37 AM EST

    Mike Babcock

    “I just think it’s so much easier when you have a right and lefty on every pair.”

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