One Hundred Days with a Cup Named Stanley: Victory Celebrations of the Washington Capitals

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Is it October yet? Follow along and enjoy all the coverage of the teams’ days with the cup. Each major contributor to the first title in Washington Capitals franchise history fill the day/days with things/events with personal meaning for them.  We will continuously update this as more celebrations occur until the team relinquishes The Cup at the beginning of the new season.  Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov’s Day With The Stanley Cup in Novokuznetsk, Russia

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The Stanley Cup made its final stop in Russia for the summer with a visit to Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov in in his hometown of Novokuznetsk. Orlov’s hometown is located in south-western Siberia, and has a population of 550,000. (Reminder, you can find the latest schedule of dates for Capitals players “day with the Stanley Cup” right here.)  Continue reading

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The Washington Capitals’ “Western Pipeline”: Ross Mahoney and Darrell Baumgartner’s Relationship Spans 25 Years and Includes Two Championships


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One of the most important components of any NHL organization, and also possibly the least known by fans, is the scouting department. Scouts are somewhat mysterious creatures that move in the shadows and dark of night. No, not really, but it seems that way at times.  Continue reading

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Bears Announce Two Free Agent Signings

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The Hershey Bears announced on Friday that they have signed goaltender Adam Morrison and defenseman Logan Pyett to one-year AHL contracts.  Continue reading

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2018-19 Pacific Division Preview

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There were some new kids on the Pacific Division block in 2017-18.  The Vegas Golden Knights came into the league last season, and shocked the world as they made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final. Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Works Out at Panthers Practice Facility In Coral Springs

ovechWhile on vacation in Miami, Washington Capitals‘ captain and Stanley Cup Champion Alex Ovechkin was skating at the Florida Panthers’ practice facility in Coral Springs on Thursday morning. The Panthers’ Ice Den is about an hour away from Miami. Ovechkin and his wife, Nastya, arrived back in the United States on July 22, and have been vacationing in South Florida for the past three weeks.  Continue reading

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2018-19 Atlantic Division Preview

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NoVa Caps’ annual division previews begin today where we will look into every team in each division. We will start the series with the Atlantic Division.  Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Day With The Stanley Cup In Chelyabinsk, Russia

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After visiting Sweden and Germany this week, the Stanley Cup made its way further east to Russia for the second time this summer. Its first stop in Russia was Chelyabinsk, where Washington Capitals‘ center Evgeny Kuznetsov spent his day with the Cup. (Reminder, you can find the latest schedule of dates for Capitals players “day with the Stanley Cup” right here.)  Continue reading

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The Great Eight and Father Time: Will Alex Ovechkin Continue to Stave off the Proverbial Decline?

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After a 33-goal showing in 2016-17, pundits claimed Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had begun the struggle against Father Time that many athletes experience once they reach the wrong side of 30-years old. In what has become a seeming trait in his career, the future Hall of Famer responded with a 49-goal, 87-point season in a 2017-18 season that ended with the former first overall pick lifting the Stanley Cup for the first time. However, with his 33rd birthday just over a month away (September 17), the debate over whether Ovechkin will be able to fend off the proverbial decline for another season will no doubt begin again. Continue reading

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Bears Release 2018-19 Promotional Schedule And Ticket Information

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The Hershey Bears released their promotional schedule for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday morning. Promotions included their annual teddy bear toss, jersey off the players’ backs ceremony, and many giveaways. They will also get an appearance from the Stanley Cup as part of their home opener on October 7.  Continue reading

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