Looking at the Buckets for the World Cup of Hockey

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A few months ago, NoVa Caps conducted an interview with Swedish artist Dave Gunnarsson, Braden Holtby’s exclusive goalie mask painter. With the highly-anticipated World Cup of Hockey in less than a month, Gunnarsson is working his magic on a number of World Cup goalies’ masks. His works, along with other artists, are included in this look at the goalie masks for the World Cup of Hockey.  Continue reading

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Diving In to the Capitals 2016-17 Schedule: Toughest Stretches and Big-Stage Games


As the 2016-17 NHL season quickly approaches, the Capitals will look to defend their Metropolitan Division crown, and they will attempt to remain one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Continue reading

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Russia’s Hockey Elite Turn out for Datsyuk’s Home Opener

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It seemed like all of Russia’s hockey elite made their way to the Ledovy Ice Palace in Saint Petersburg’s, Russia, Thursday night. The ocassion? to officially welcome Pavel Datsyuk back to Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Continue reading

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A Trip Through the Airport with Alex Ovechkin

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opinion This never ceases to amaze me, and in fact always leaves me feeling a little sad for our great Captain. To set the scene, Alex Ovechkin had to travel from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday. The trip included a seemingly hassle-free one-hour flight.  Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Participates in Opening of Pavel Datsyuk Arena (Photos)

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Washington Capitals centerman Evgeny Kuznetsov spent part of his Wednesday participating in the opening of the new Pavel Datsyuk arena, located in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Continue reading

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Holtby Confirms He Sustained a Knee Injury in Playoffs

Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby, left, and Philadelphia Flyers' Michal Neuvirth meet after Game 6 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. Washington won the game, 1-0, to clinch the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Braden Holtby told Washington media today that he had sustained an injury during the playoffs.  Continue reading

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Hockey 101: Offsides and the Mess It Can Cause


Summer is almost over and school is about to be back in session, but this is no back-to-school lecture. Soon, instead of saying “back to school” we’ll be saying “back to hockey”. Today’s lesson is about the offsides rule. Hopefully this will help you better understand what that call entails and correct the confusion caused by some of the questionable calls from last season.  Continue reading

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Interview: Nicklas Backstrom (Translation)

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In an interview conducted and published by Arbetarbladet.se, Nicklas Backstrom discusses his first national tournament since the doping scandal in the 2014 Sochi olympics, his childhood in Valbo, fatherhood and more. (Article traslation). Continue reading

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NoVa Caps Looks Back at the Top Moments of ’15-’16: #2 Comeback, Baby!

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Each week over the course of 10 weeks, NoVa Caps’ contributor Michael Marzzacco will take a look back at what he believes were the Top 10 Moments of the 2015-2016 Washington Capitals’ season. Continue reading

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In 5 Year’s Time: How Will the Caps Deal With the Cap?

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As Brian MacLellan has stated repeatedly, the Capitals are in the 2nd year of their 2-year Stanley Cup window. They’ve made the moves to try and make one last push, signing Lars Eller and other role players to solid contracts. As I’ve stated before, entry level contracts are a necessity to composing a team not to keep pressure off the salary cap. So after the window is done, where will the Capitals be in terms of money?  Continue reading

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