2020 Offseason Report Cards: Pacific Division

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As a result of the revenue impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL salary cap will remain flat for the next three years. The unexpected cap constraint has impacted how companies have managed free agency. NoVa Caps grades each of the 31 teams’ offsaeasons so far in a four-part series. Yesterday we looked at the Central Division (here). Today, we review the Pacific Division teams. Continue reading

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Wayne Gretzky Selling California Mansion For $22.9 Million (Photos)

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“The Great One” Wayne Gretzky has just placed his Colonial-style mansion on nearly 7 acres in Thousand Oaks, California on the market for $22.9 million. Continue reading

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Former Capitals Prospect Connor Hobbs Retires from Professional Hockey

Connor Hobbs, a Washington Capitals draft pick from 2015 and member of the Hershey Bears from 2017-18 through 2019-20, has retired from professional hockey. Hobbs cited injuries and a loss of passion for the game as his reasons for retiring. He has now returned home to Saskatoon and has enrolled in on-line classes at the University of Saskatchewan, pursuing a program in business. Continue reading

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Newly-Hired Capitals’ Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy: “There’s More To Lavi’s System Than Just Offense…Defense Wins Championships”

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On Thursday, Washington Capitals assistant coach Kevin McCarthy spoke to D.C. media on a conference call for the first time since joining head coach Peter Laviolette’s coaching staff to help the Capitals defense on Wednesday. Continue reading

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NHL Announces Postponements For Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend

The NHL announced on Thursday the postponement of the 2021 Winter Classic and the 2021 All-Star Weekend. The announcement does not impact the joint declaration by the NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association on Oct. 6 that they are targeting on or around Jan. 1 as the start date for the upcoming NHL season. Continue reading

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Television Ratings For All Sports Are Down, But Experts Advise, Don’t Read Too Much Into it…Yet


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As we reported last month, ratings for the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs were down significantly this year. However, the NHL’s drop in viewership was not alone. In fact, it was very much the norm. Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Alex’s: Former Capital Alexander Semin And Current Capitals Prospect Alexander Alexeyev Face Off in KHL Action

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In the world of hockey, paths of players often cross whether in the National Hockey League or elsewhere. Although right wing Alexander Semin has not been associated with the Washington Capitals organization since his departure in 2012, from time-to-time, the now Kontinetal Hockey League forward occasionally finds his way back into a story involving his former club. Such an incident occurred today when his KHL club, HC Vityaz Podolsk, matched up against Salavat Ulayev UFA, the team to which the Capitals are loaning defensive prospect and fellow former first-round pick Alexander Alexeyev. Continue reading

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Capitals Re-sign Jonas Siegenthaler To One-Year, $800,000 Contract

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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday night that they have re-signed defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to a one-year contract worth $800,000 contract. The 23-year-old became a restricted free agent on October 9. Continue reading

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2020 Offseason Report Cards: Central Division

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As a result of the revenue impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL salary cap will remain flat for the next three years. The unexpected cap constraint has impacted how companies have managed free agency. NoVa Caps grades each of the 31 teams’ offseasons so far in a four-part series. Today, we review the Central Division teams. Continue reading

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Capitals Name Kevin McCarthy Assistant Coach; Blaine Forsythe, Scott Arniel Will Remain On Peter Laviolette’s Staff


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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday afternoon that Kevin McCarthy will join head coach Peter Laviolette’s coaching staff as an assistant to help the defense. The team also announced that assistants Blaine Forsythe and Scott Arniel, who joined the team in August 2019 after Todd Reirden was promoted to head coach, will remain on the staff. Continue reading

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