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SQ NHL Preview Series: Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals (Last Season: 45-26-11, 2nd in Metropolitan; lost in second round of Playoffs)Coach: Barry Trotz (602-505-60-111; 17th season, 2nd with Capitals)Key Departures: Joel Ward, Troy BrouwerKey Additions: T.J. Oshie, Justin WilliamsKey Player: Braden Holtby. Braden Holtby emerged on the national stage during the postseason last year, putting up a sterling .944...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Holtby is ready to push the Capitals a bit farther

Goaltender Braden Holtby is ready to take the Capitals to the next level.The Capitals were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in a Game 7 overtime matchup with the New York Rangers.But after a few key additions to the team (the Capitals traded for forward T.J. Oshie and signed Justin Williams), and Holtby's recently-signed five-year, $30.5 million deal, the goaltender...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Is Worth Every Penny

Goaltenders are the backbone of any NHL team. A team can have the best scoring power in the league, but without solid goaltending, it will never be a contender. But recently, many fans have complained that goaltenders are being overpaid and that their contracts aren't worth the salary cap hit. Admittedly, some of these complaints can be justified. Some teams are eager to sign...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

John Carlson jokes about Braden Holtby’s new contract

Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals sign goaltender Braden Holtby to a five-year contract extension

The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with goalie Braden Holtby.  The terms of the five-year deal is $30.5 million and will run through the 2020 NHL season, giving Washington a long-term net solution. Holtby had a terrific 2014-15 season under new coach Barry Trotz and goalie coach Mitch Korn.  He set a career high with 41 wins, posting...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NHLPA Unveils List Of 23 Players Who’ve Filed For Arbitration, Including Braden Holtby

The NHL Players’ Association released a list of 23 players Sunday who have filed for arbitration. Arbitration hearings begin July 20 and last through Aug. 4. Most players reach a deal with their respective teams before the arbitration hearing begins. The most notable players who have filed are Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist, New York Rangers center Derek Stepan and Washington...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Playing Role Of MVP In Capitals’ Impressive Playoff Run

What’s the main difference between the 2015 Washington Capitals and the previous editions of the team that failed to meet playoff expectations since Alexander Ovechkin was drafted in 2004? Goaltending. Braden Holtby has been nothing short of brilliant in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, so much so that he’s arguably the leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby has some pretty interesting visualization exercises

NHL goaltenders use a variety of techniques to prepare for an upcoming game. Whether it’s playing soccer or bouncing a tennis ball, the goal is to visualize the start, loosen up and focus on the task ahead. Most methods are fairly straightforward. Then there’s Braden Holtby’s approach. Here’s a fun clip of Holtby’s visualization routine on game day. The visualizations...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Must Solve Capitals Goalie Braden Holtby To Improve Playoff Positon

The Boston Bruins enter Wednesday night’s road game against the Washington Capitals in almost a must-win situation. They are tied with the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference wild-card playoff race with 95 points and this is Boston’s game in hand over Ottawa. Making matters more difficult for Boston is Wednesday’s opposing goaltender. Capitals netminder Braden Holtby...
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby head-bangs his mask off (Video)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby shook his mask right off his head during Sunday's preseason game against Montreal.Holtby got hit in the side of the head with a high stick from Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher when he threw his head forward, throwing the mask off his head.As per NHL rules, play stops immediately when the goalie's mask comes off, provided that the opponent...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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