16 April, 2014

Reports: It’s a ‘Slapshot’ and Beer Wednesday Night in Washington

Jeff Marek among others is reporting that the Capitals have acquired St. Louis Blues’ left wing D. J. King, an enforcer’s enforcer. Jeremy Rutherford, who covers the Blues for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is reporting that the Caps are sending Stefan Della Rovere the other way in this deal. Additionally, there are reports that the Caps and King agreed on a two-year contract as part of the deal. The Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, native tips the scales at a muscular 6 ’3, 230. He earned a sweater for 12 Blues’ games last season, his most memorable work in which may well have been this gutsy and productive slow dance with the Boogey Man, Derek Boogaard (a new New York Ranger, not so incidentally):

More for your Wednesday night our-skill-players-just-scored-some-serious-protection celebration — a fight card for D.J. King from hockeyfights.com. The Caps have yet to confirm the deal, but solid hockey media pros are corroborating on this King story. Assuming it’s true, the Capitals have injected some much-needed toughness into their finesse-heavy lineup.


  1. Geo wrote:

    From SB Nation: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/54830/D_J_King

    Yikes, he missed like 76 (!) games last year with two right hand injuries that required surgery; and 79 games with a shoulder injury in 2009. And had all of six points the last time he managed to stay healthy for close to a full season.

    I guess you could argue he could be “fresh,” but an injury-prone Donald Brashear wannabe seems like an awful lot of risk to take.

    28 July, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Permalink
  2. I’d be one who’d suggest that McPhee didn’t give up much to get him, GEO, and moreover that GMGM may have regard for Matt Bradley such that he doesn’t want see him end up like Muhammad Ali.

    28 July, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Permalink
  3. Russ wrote:

    Dear Mr. King,

    I would like to apologize for any comments I may have made on the radio about Mr.Ovechkin.

    Sincerely Max Talbot

    28 July, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  4. Nicely said Russ.

    DJ is a no-risk acquisition, one who will likely suit up only for games against opponents like Philly and Pittsburgh.

    28 July, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Permalink
  5. Awesomesauce:

    Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikElBashir)
    7/28/10 6:32 PM
    When told about Max Talbot’s A.O. comments, D.J. King said, “Wow. I guess that’s not going to be happening too much longer, I guess.”

    28 July, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Permalink