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BRADEN HOLTBY RUMORS

Holtby: Working with new goalie coach 'going to be really fun'

To say Braden Holtby is anxious to turn the page on last season would be one of the biggest understatements of Capitals training camp, which officially begins on Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. “It was well documented,” Holtby said of his struggles under Adam Oates last season, when he went 23-15-4 with a goals-against average (2.85) that ranked 41st in the NHL and a save...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Down the Stretch: Team Quality, the Deadline, and “Going for It”

Braden Holtby has caught an unbfortunate amount of flak for the Capitals' other shortcomings. With the Olympics now over, NHL teams are re-converging on their practice facilities as they prepare to head down the final 23 or so games of their regular seasons.  The Washington Capitals finished their pre-Olympic hockey on a high note, winning two games in a row to climb within...
Via Rock the Red
23 days ago  |  Discuss

‘An exciting time’ for Capitals goalie Braden Holtby

The gap between the end of a disappointing fourth season with the Washington Capitals and the resulting turnover that soon followed felt like it had whipped past, so Braden Holtby had little time to dwell. First, he was stomaching the aftermath of the lowest save percentage and goals-against average of his brief NHL career, reconciling a strong final month with the confidence issues...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals seeking a veteran goaltender to back up Braden Holtby

The Washington Capitals remain committed to Braden Holtby as their starting goaltender while pursuing a veteran option to serve as his backup, general manager Brian MacLellan said Monday. “I think we can get more out of Holtby,” MacLellan said on a teleconference. “My plan would be as of now to go with Holtby as our No. 1 and find him a backup goaltender.” As his confidence...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Stagnant, but Braden Holtby is Showing Promise

A couple weeks ago the Washington Capitals sat in last place in an underperforming Southeast Division, sitting six points behind the division leader.  Not much has changed since.  The only difference: they have gained minimal ground on the division leader, sitting just four points back.  The Southeast Division continues to underperform.  The Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

How high is Braden Holtby's ceiling?

If you've been following the Washington Capitals through this year's Stanley Cup playoffs you're aware of the heroics they have had in net. Braden Hotlby has emerged and taken the playoffs by storm, giving the Washington Capitals something they haven't had in ages - reliability in net. Where did Holtby come from? Perhaps more importantly, what will his remarkable...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Opponent’s scouting report: Braden Holtby

As luck would have it, the Rangers drew the Caps in the second round and they were the only team in the Eastern Conference that didn’t get a goalie scouting report prior to the start of the second season.  Luckier still, at the time I was previewing the potential goaltending matchups the Rangers might run into, Braden Holtby was the third option in goal for the Caps, and not even...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals advance — much to everyone’s surprise

How do you spell relief?  D-E-F-E–N-S-E.  The Washington Capitals showed their non-believers that tough-minded defensive hockey, coupled with taking the punishment associated with hanging out in front of the net can and will win hockey games.  And, perhaps they showed that Coach Dale Hunter’s ‘system’ can work not only at the NHL level, but in the Stanley Cup playoffs...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Holtby, Caps pusb Bruins to brink

Less than a minute after Mike Knuble gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead early in the third period, the Bruins had a golden opportunity to tie the game right back up. Milan Lucic collected a bouncing puck off the end boards and quickly sent a cross-crease pass to Tyler Seguin. The second-year forward appeared to have an open net, but rookie netminder Braden Holtby slid across just in time...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Holtby looks human in Caps' Game 3 loss

It was one of the rare shots Braden Holtby saw clearly Monday night. A snap shot by Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley that bounded off the rookie Washington Capitals goalie's glove and dribbled into the net 35 seconds into the second period. Gone was the Caps' first lead of the night -- and at least some of Holtby's aura. "That first goal, I should have had,...
Via Fox Sports
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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