Monthly Archives: August 2015

Abe Pollin: The Man Who Started It All

Before Ted Leonsis purchased the Washington Capitals in 1999, the Caps were headed by Abe Pollin. Pollin, who passed away in November 2009,  was the Capitals owner from the team’s inception in 1974 to 1999, when he sold the franchise … Continue reading

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Tough Spot for Caps Prospect Kevin Elgestal

A story published today by illustrates the difficult decisions often faced by young hockey prospects.  The story highlights Kevin Elgestal, the Capitals 7th round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Capitals Top 10 Goals From the 2014-2015 Season

NoVa Caps final look back at the 2014-2015 season is capped with a look at ten of the best goals of the season.  Ranking these types of things is so subjective, but we think we got the 10 best, regardless … Continue reading

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Madison Bowey one of 40 NHL Prospects to Participate in Showcase

Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey will be one of 40 prospects to participate in the “2015 NHLPA Rookie Showcase”, to be held on Tuesday, September 1 at the Mattamy Athletic Center in Toronto.  The event, now in its 7th year, provided … Continue reading

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Ovechkin Wins “Kharlamov Trophy” for Best Russian Player in the NHL

Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin was presneted with the “Kharlamov Trophy“, in an awards ceremony held in Moscow today.  The annual award goes to the best Russian hockey player in the NHL.  Ovechkin has won the award seven times since its … Continue reading

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Ovechkin Says He Will Play in Olympics, Even if There is an NHL Ban

In an interview with rSports, and reported by the Russian News Agency TASS, Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin said he is ready to participate in the 2018 Olympics, even if the NHL bans NHL player participation.

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2015-2016 Metropolitan Division Projections

All precincts have finally reported!  NoVa Caps projections for the finishing order of the 2015-2016 race for the Metropolitan Division are complete.  Earlier this month we asked each of the contributors to assess the Metropolitan division and generate their own picks for … Continue reading

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John Carlson joins Ovechkin, Wilson, Alzner and Kolzig in Launching New Clothing Line

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson announced on Sunday, August 16th, that he would be joining fellow team mates Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Karl Alzner, and former Caps great Olie Kolzig, in launching a new clothing line.  Carlson made the announcement on Twitter: … Continue reading

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What Does Barry Trotz Need to Work On? (Opinion), By Ernie Mudd

I wanted to do an assessment on Head Coach Barry Trotz. The problem I ran into is, I really, really like the guy and what he’s done with the team. That makes it a little harder to do an assessment, but I … Continue reading

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Source Confirms Capitals in Talks with Ilya Nikulinh

Rumors regarding the possibility of Russian defenseman Ilya Nikulin signing with an NHL team began to swirl earlier this week.  Now a report in rSport has confirmed, via a local Russian source, that discussions between the Washington Capitals and Nikulin are … Continue reading

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