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Matt Niskanen spent four days in northern Virginia, familiarizing himself with his new home, his new team and his new head coach.
Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and new defenseman Matt Niskanen shared insight on what veteran Brooks Orpik will bring to the Caps' blueline.
"Who does Alexander Ovechkin play against?" Trotz said. "He's one of the strongest, most dangerous players in the league and he plays against Brooks Orpik all the time and you need those players. Brooks is also a great role model for a team that's really young."
When asked what led them to signing with the Capitals, Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen and Justin Peters all pointed to Barry Trotz.
The Capitals, Penguins and Islanders were among the busiest teams in the Metropolitan Division during the opening days of free agency.
It's hard to dispute that the Capitals improved their blueline this week with the signing of free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, who left the Pittsburgh Penguins for D.C. That was the organization's top goal coming into the offseason to help restart a team that missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Brooks Orpik says he wanst to win another Stanley Cup and believes switching enemy lines gives him that chance.
The Capitals added three more players and about $12 million to their annual payroll on Tuesday. Will they require more roster shuffling?
The Capitals don't have much cap space, but with a trade or two, they could land a quality center. Will they do it?