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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Caps add two defensemen, problem solved?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Caps add two defensemen, problem solved?

The Capitals got their trade deadline started early by trading for defensemen Michal Kempny and Jakub Jerabek. Washington has been struggling of late, but do their new acquisitions address the team's weaknesses?

JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir evaluate the two trades and talk about where they could fit into the lineup.

You can listen to the latest episode here on the Capitals Faceoff page or with the player below.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Why the Caps take their foot off the gas, why they are taking fewer shots and a passionate defense of Braden Holtby

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Why the Caps take their foot off the gas, why they are taking fewer shots and a passionate defense of Braden Holtby

The Caps played one of their wost periods of the season on Sunday in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings. On Tuesday, they gave up what looked like a sure win in Winnipeg as they struggled in the third period and lost in overtime.

Why can't the Caps play a consistent 60 minutes?

That's the question JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir try to answer in the latest Capitals Faceoff Podcast. Could their new offensive philosophy be part of the problem? Hear why the Caps are taking fewer shots from the head coach himself.

Also, while the Caps may be slumping, Braden Holtby is not. JJ and Tarik also try to address the recent criticism surrounding the Caps' netminder.

You can listen to the latest episode here on the Capitals Faceoff page or with the player below.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Jay Beagle, the faceoff master

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Jay Beagle, the faceoff master

Jay Beagle may be a fourth-line player but there is one aspect in which he is one of the best in the business: the faceoff.

Among players with 500 faceoffs or more this season, Beagle's 56.6-percent ranks fifth in the league, even with the NHL's new emphasis on the faceoff this season. What makes him so good? How did he react to the NHL's new emphasis? As a pending free agent, has he thought about his future? 

Beagle joined JJ Regan on the latest Capitals Faceoff Podcast! Listen to it here:

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