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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Top Five Trade Acquisitions Of 2021-22 NHL Season

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Every season, teams across the NHL try to improve their team from outside of their respective organizations and some try to do it for the present. While all moves are made for good intentions, some backfire while others push their teams to the next level. With the 2021-22 season now in the books, NoVa Caps examines the five best trade acquisitions of the campaign. Continue reading

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Clay Stevenson: 2022 Annual Review And Forecast

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We continue our Capitals annual prospect review and forecast series with Clay Stevenson, goaltender for Dartmouth College. (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” page in the top menu or right here.) Continue reading

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Why The Capitals Should Sign Pending UFA Ilya Mikheyev

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With right-wing Tom Wilson out until some time around Thanksgiving and the NHL All-Star Break, the Washington Capitals will have to replace him especially after T.J. Oshie was limited to just 44 games last season due to injury and will turn 35 in December. Perhaps the best option to solve this problem is to sign pending unrestricted free agent Ilya Mikheyev, which would likely cost between $3.5-4.5 million for three-to-five seasons. Continue reading

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Oskar Magnusson: 2022 Annual Review And Forecast

We continue our Washington Capitals annual prospect review and forecast series with Oskar Magnusson, forward for AIK in the HockeyAllsvenskan league. (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” page in the top menu or right here.) Continue reading

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We Could Have Had….?!”: Washington Capitals’ Draft Day Misses: 2014 – 2016

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The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is just 10 days away. As part of our pre-draft coverage we present our annual look draft day misses – players the Washington Capitals could have selected, but ultimately decided to go in another direction. Continue reading

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“I Think Carly Makes Everything Look So Easy, He’s So Efficient”: Brooks Orpik Touts John Carlson, Talks Career with Penguins and Capitals

The Washington Capitals’ run to the 2018 Stanley Cup championship was bolstered by a veteran core that featured a defensive unit that proved steady en route to the team’s first championship. Among the core pieces was Brooks Orpik, who was one of the team’s alternate captains and a previous Stanley Cup winner. Continue reading

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Bend It Like Ovechkin: Alex Ovechkin Scores In Dynamo FC Exhibition Game

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Earlier this week, FC Dynamo announced that Alex Ovechkin had signed a one-game contract with them to play in an exhibition game against Amkal, a team of bloggers, on Saturday. Ovechkin scored the first goal of the game, which turned out to be the game-winning goal, as Dynamo blasted Amkal, 5-0. Continue reading

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