The Capitals Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Capitals beat reporter Rob Carlin and highlights all members of our Capitals coverage team. Carlin will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.
No player on the Caps gets more scrutiny than defenseman Brooks Orpik. While the analytics aren't kind when he's on the ice, we got to see what the Caps looked like without him when he was scratched in Philadelphia and...well, his loss was noticeable. JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir discuss what Orpik's true impact on the team is as well as John Carlson's monster season and Barry Trotz's new strategy for the goalies.