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Top 20 NHL Defensemen: Part 1

The role of the number 1 NHL defenseman has changed drastically over the years. Whereas teams once wanted a big, physical lug, teams nowadays prefer speedy, offensively-inclined dynamos. 1,021 more words


Three D’s of John Carlson

John Carlson: defenseman, dad, and devoted husband. The NHL includes him in their ranking of the Best 20 Defense Players Today. He has long been a favorite of FiCP – we even have his number on our license plate and for one of us he was the first jersey we ever bought. 485 more words

Washington Capitals

Karl Alzner: The Iron Man in Pictures

For a sixth season, Karl Alzner played every game – even in the final game of the playoffs when he played through an injury. In January 2016 he earned the “Iron Man” title when he passed former Captial’s player Bobby Carpenter’s 1986 record of consecutive games played. 299 more words

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Tier List - Defense (July 22)

(The purpose of this list is to rank the top fantasy defenseman in the NHL this coming year. This list is focused on pre-fantasy draft rankings but will be transitioned into weekly fantasy rankings once the NHL season begins. 746 more words


Smile!.. It's Nate Schmidt's birthday!!

This season Nate Schmidt played in twice as many Caps games than the past two seasons. We love watching Schmidty play. He gives all he has every game;  he hits with power, blocks blistering slap shots with his body, has speed in his skating, and a smile on his face during his interviews in between periods.   302 more words

Washington Capitals


The Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t expected to make a big splash in the free agency pool. After their recent Stanley Cup victory and having most of their roster locked up already, only a few holes would have to be filled headed into the 2016-17 season. 549 more words

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Carlson: Caps Special Weapon

John Carlson has been the defenseman stars of the playoffs since the first game. Carly is back to his old self after missing a total of 26 games during the regular season for lower-body injury. 195 more words

Washington Capitals