Monthly Archives: August 2017

2017-18 Metropolitan Division Contenders and Pretenders

Which Metropolitan Division teams are the contenders and pretenders in 2017-18? Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: Andre Burakovsky

Photo: NHL As we do each and every year in the weeks leading up to Capitals training camp, NoVa Caps is preparing key “player previews” for the coming season. This year we kick-off our annual player previews with forward Andre Burakovsky. 

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Nicklas Backstrom Thinks Christian Djoos Is Ready for the NHL

Graphic: Sportsbladet Christian Djoo’s second full season with the Hershey Bears was by most accounts a great success. The Sernoffsky Award winner  registered 13 goals and 45 assists for 58 points in 66 games for the Hershey Bears – third … Continue reading

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Contract Comparison: Evgeny Kuznetsov vs. Leon Draisaitl

Photo: Shaugn Butts/Edmonton Journal On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers announced that they signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract worth $68 million, with a cap hit of $8.5 million. The contract is similar to the one Capitals center Evgeny … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Participates In Mats Zuccarello All-Star Game

Washington Capitals’ center Nicklas Backstrom participated in the 2017 Zuccarello All-Star Game Wednesday night at the DNB Arena in Stavenger, Norway. 

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Reports: Alex Ovechkin’s Mother-In-Law Passed Away

Photo: @aleksanderovechkinofficial Vera Glagoleva, the mother of Alex Ovechkin’s wife Nastya, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 61. The cause of death is reported to be cancer according to a Russian news outlet. Another Russian outlet mentioned that … Continue reading

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What Goalie Equipment Does Braden Holtby Use and How Much Does it Cost?

If you play hockey or are a parent of a child who plays hockey, you are fully aware of the expensive investment in equipment required to play the game. If you’re a goalie, you know these prices are even steeper … Continue reading

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The Hockey News Releases “Top 50 Players List”, Several Capitals Included

Photo: Washington Capitals Every year, The Hockey News magazine releases a list of the Top 50 players in the NHL. 2017’s list was just released, and some of the rankings may surprise or irritate Capitals fans. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, … Continue reading

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The Two-Year Plan for the Washington Capitals’ Defense

The Washington Capitals will enter training camp in a few weeks with a number of open roster spots. As many as three, possibly four prospects could make the opening night roster, with two of those players potentially starting on the backend. This article … Continue reading

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How To Get Alex Ovechkin To 40-50 Goals Again

 The Capitals were once again eliminated from the second round of the playoffs just a few months ago, and is often the case after a disappointing playoff loss, many fans and analysts seem to put the majority of criticism and blame on … Continue reading

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