Capitals Fans Vote! NoVa Caps Annual Readers’ Survey

If you’ve followed NoVa Caps over the years, you know we continuously strive for input from our readers. We value your thoughts and opinions and always look for news ways for you to express your thoughts. Each offseason we like to get your opinions on a wide range of Capitals-related topics by publishing our annual readers survey, and the time has once again come for the annual poll. So, without any further delay, let’s get to the voting! 

2017-2018 TEAM

1) Who was the Capitals most valuable player for the 2017-2018 regular season?

2) Who was the Capitals most valuable player in the 2018 NHL playoffs?

3) Should the Capitals re-sign defenseman Brooks Orpik?

4) Do you think former Capitals head coach Barry Trotz told the team during the regular season or postseason that he was not returning next year?

5) Which Capitals player has been the most entertaining during the Capitals Stanley Cup celebration?

6) How much do you estimate you’ve spent on Capitals Championship merchandise?

7) Who was your favorite new Capitals player this last season?

2018-2019 TEAM

1) Who should be awarded the additional “Alternate Captain” role, should Brooks Orpik not return to the Capitals this season?

2) Caps new head coach Todd Reirden is in a tough spot with regards to team and fan expectations this coming season. What would the Capitals need to do for you to consider the upcoming season a success for Reirden?

3) The Capitals will have a new third Jersey this season. What type of jersey would you like to see?


1) Do you use any social media platforms to follow and/or discuss the Washington Capitals?

2) Do you listen to any Capitals, hockey, sports-related or non-sports related podcasts?

3) What grade would you give Ted Leonsis as an owner of the Capitals?

If you have any other thoughts you’d like to share, please drop them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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11 Responses to Capitals Fans Vote! NoVa Caps Annual Readers’ Survey

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    What other questions should we add/ask?

  2. Lisa says:

    I am amazed at how many people want Orpik back when the entire season last year everyone wanted him gone. Too many good kids in the minors to bring back one of the statistically worst defenders in the league.

    • J says:

      The people who wanted him gone are the “Kids living in mommies basement” who dont understand sports let alone hockey who only view hockey through the prism of Corsi and possession, shots attempted and other sabrmetrics&analytics. Just like the sabr clowns in baseball who think you just win by plugging in robots with high WAR numbers. Theres humans playing these games, theres a clutch factor, a intangible factor, a lockerroom factor.. all the analytics in the world cant measure.

      Brooks may suffer over 82 games because hes big physical stay at home D that blocks shots and creates space, but as proof last postseason when he came up big and had the best +/- on the caps. In the playoffs its a dirty, defensive minded game. You need a Orpik atleast 1 to remove Hornqvists and those goalie agitators from sitting on top Holtby. He was a huge reason caps won as any if some dont want to give the man his due.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Can someone please tell Uncle Ted to provide some porta potty’s next year for viewing parties?? Muriel bowser did a great job with the parade, but no one on ted’s team thought of the fans who sat outside for 4-6 hours. Thanks!

  4. Cindy sheffield says:

    The way the team shared this with the fans and how the fans behaved……just perfect!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Don’t understand why Peter Bondra nor Olie Kolzig jerseys have not been retired.

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