Capitals Announce First Round of Roster Cuts

_50A3670The Washington Capitals made their first round of cuts today. Coach Barry Trotz announced that Damian Riat (Geneve-Servette), Dmitri Zaitsev (Moose Jaw), Tanner Jeannot (Moose Jaw), Brendan Semchuck (Vancouver Giants), Garrett Pilon (Hershey), Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen), Jimmy DeVito, Robbie Baillargeon, Mark Simpson, and Adam Morrison (Rapid City) will be sent back to their minor team clubs respectively. The Caps previously announced that forward Kevin Elgestal would be reassigned to Vita Hasten in Sweden. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Evening News: Roster Cuts and a Breather

Thursday was an off day for the Caps, more roster cuts at camp, Alex Ovechkin and eliminating penalties, projecting the opening night lineup after the first week of camp, training camp schedule for Friday and more in this evening’s Capitals Links.  Continue reading

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Why T.J. Oshie is the Heart and Soul of the Capitals

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When the Capitals acquired him two years ago in a trade with the St. Louis Blues, right wing T.J. Oshie was viewed as a complimentary piece to the Capitals’ Stanley Cup puzzle, a player who could hopefully help get the team over the championship drought the team had endured since its inception. And while the team has yet to lift Lord Stanley’s mug over its heads, Oshie has become much more than what he was brought in to be. Continue reading

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Projecting the Caps’ Opening Night Lineup through Week 1 of Training Camp

So far the Capitals have played two preseason games, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ contributor Harrison Brown takes a look at what the Capitals lineup will look like October 5 based on the first two preseason games.  Continue reading

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Stats From The Capitals 4-2 Preseason Win Over The Canadiens

While it may be the preseason, a time when stats may not matter as much as they do during the regular season everyone has to shake off offseason rust. NoVa Caps will be tracking statistics throughout the preseason, while keeping an eye on how some of the Capitals’ players and prospects are doing heading into the 2017-18 season.  Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Steps Up in His First Preseason Game

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After dropping their first preseason game to the Devils, Washington bounced back with a win at Montreal on Wednesday night. In addition to the win, Caps fans got to see Jakub Vrana‘s preseason debut. Vrana is projected by many to make the Capitals lineup on opening night, but Barry Trotz is making him earn it. Wednesday night, he made a good first impression.  Continue reading

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Capitals Beat Canadiens 4-2 in 2nd Preseason Tune-Up Game

The Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Wednesday night at Bell Centre in Montreal. The victory evened the Capitals preseason record to 1-1. The Capitals return to preseason action Friday night when they host the St. Louis Blues at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is 7PM.  Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Evening News: Ready for the Canadiens

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Getting ready for the Habs, starting lines for tonight, Jonas Siegenthaler comes to camp prepared, first round of cuts are made, Brett Connolly is looking to move up, Jakub Vrana feels the pressure and much more in tonight’s Capitals Links:  Continue reading

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Preseason Game Preview: Capitals @ Canadiens


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The Capitals preseason officially started on Monday in Newark against the New Jersey Devils. Unfortunately for the Caps, they fell 4-1 in their preseason opener despite scoring first.  Continue reading

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Capitals announce 2017-18 Promotional Calendar

Today, the Washington Capitals announced their promotional calendar for the upcoming season. The Capitals have three new fan giveaways as well as several cultural theme nights that they have used in seasons past.  Continue reading

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