washington capitals

Washington Capitals 2020: Can revamped supporting cast capture another division crown

Winners of nine division titles over the past 12 seasons — plus the 2018 Stanley Cup championship – the Washington Capitals merely fine-tuned their roster in order to make a Cup run in 2020. Everyone knows that offensive production from the bottom six forwards was weak, so Capitals Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian MacLellan took this summer’s free agency period to dump most f them and bring in a bunch of talented youngsters – almost all from losing clubs, which make them hungry – to learn from the veterans then infuse some new life up front.
New York Rangers

Simmonds, NJD: A good fit, so why a short contract?

The main catalyst that sent the New York Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup was obviously the acquisition of Mark Messier, a 5-time champion in Edmonton, who brought the leadership skills needed to lead a young club to a championship. Twenty-five years later and learning from hockey history, the New Jersey Devils opened NHL Free Agency by signing free agent Wayne Simmonds, who split last season between Philadelphia and Nashville.