Dmitry Orlov: “We Have The Experience And Everything Else To Win”

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman Dmitry Orlov made their way to Krasnoyarsk, Russia on Wednesday to participate in former teammate Alexander Semin’s farewell game on Thursday. As part of his visit, Orlov met with Russian media while he was attending a 3-on-3 tournament in Krasnoyarsk on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Capitals Promote Emily Engel-Natzke to NHL Video Coordinator

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The Washington Capitals announced on Thursday that they have promoted Hershey Bears video coach Emily Engel-Natzke to NHL video coordinator. She is the first full-time female coach in Capitals franchise history. Continue reading

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Putting The Capitals’ 2022-23 Preseason Schedule Together

Even though the Washington Capitals have yet to announce their 2022-23 preseason schedule, other teams have released theirs and we are beginning to put the pieces together. Here is what we know, so far: Continue reading

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Report: Capitals’ Assistant Arniel Among Five Candidates For Jets’ Head Coaching Job

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According to ESPN’s Kevin Weekes, Washington Capitals assistant coach Scott Arniel is among five candidates for the Winnipeg Jets’ head coaching vacancy. Continue reading

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Report: Pavel Datsyuk Announces He Will Retire


Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, Capitals’ defenseman Dmitry Orlov and Red Wings legend Pavel Datsyuk are all in Krasnoyarsk, Russia for former Capitals forward Alexander Semin’s farewell charity game on Thursday. During Thursday’s activities, Datsyuk told media he intends to officially announce his retirement from professional hockey. Continue reading

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Why Capitals Should Pursue Acquiring Canucks’ J.T. Miller

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The Washington Capitals are in need of a center after Nicklas Backstrom underwent surgery to resurface his left hip and are reportedly interested in acquiring J.T. Miller from the Vancouver Canucks. Continue reading

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2022-23 NHL Offseason Moves Tracker

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With the 2021-22 NHL season now in the books, teams will look to improve through trades, free agency, the entry draft, and more ways. NoVa Caps provides a list of every move throughout the offseason. Continue reading

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Why The Capitals Should Extend An Offersheet To Maple Leafs’ RFA Rasmus Sandin

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With pending unrestricted free agent Justin Schultz not expected to re-sign with the Washington Capitals, the team has an opening on their third defensive pairing. Since no prospects appear ready to take on that role, they will have to look for one outside of the organization. The best option appears to be Toronto Maple Leafs pending restricted free agent Rasmus Sandin. Continue reading

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Opening Odds For 2023 Stanley Cup


The dust is finally settling on the 2021-22 season, as the Colorado Avalanche notch their third Championship in franchise history. The Avalanche opened the 2021-22 season as the favorites to win the cup at +600 moneyline odds. They lead the pack to repeat in 2023 at +500 odds. Continue reading

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We Could Have Had….?!” Part 2: Washington Capitals’ Draft Day Misses: 2017-2021

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The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is just 9 days away. As part of our pre-draft coverage, we continue our annual look at draft day misses – players the Washington Capitals could have selected, but ultimately decided to go in another direction. Continue reading

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