Author Archives: Bryan Hailey

About Bryan Hailey

I have been a Washington Capitals fan for over thirty years. Some of my favorite memories are rocking the red with friends while cheering the Caps and rooting against their Patrick/Metropolitan Division rivals.

Nova Caps Mailbag: Your Questions About Tampa Bay, The Slingshot Formation, and Brooks Orpik’s Stickwork

In the midst of a busy stretch of games, including some so-called measuring stick contests, we dipped into the old NoVa Caps mailbag to answer your questions.

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Scoring Depth Abounds; The Capitals Are On The Cusp Of Having Seven 20-Goal Scorers

It is no secret the Washington Capitals are loaded with offensive talent. The team lights the lamp with regularity, currently sixth in the National Hockey League with 244 goals and seventh with a 3.38 goals per game average. Obviously, any … Continue reading

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“Absolutely. I Love The Caps.”: Joe Snively Is Coming Home

Joe Snively, the Yale senior forward and Herndon, Virginia native, who recently signed a two-year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals, met with the media via conference call Monday afternoon to discuss signing with his hometown team. Snively, 23, … Continue reading

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Do The Capitals Have A Dmitry Orlov Problem?

Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images The Washington Capitals seem to once again be warming up at the right time. Winners of four straight games, and seven of their last nine, Washington has reclaimed first place in the Metropolitan Division. As … Continue reading

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Throwing It Back To The “Always Intense” Caps Having Some Fun

The current Washington Capitals roster is filled with guys who love to have fun, as their Stanley Cup celebrations will attest. Some of them are also genuinely funny. Evgeny Kuznetsov peppers his interviews with a dry sense of humor and the … Continue reading

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Saturday, February 23 Is “Try Hockey For Free” Day

Photos: USAHockey.com We watch ice hockey because, as an advertising campaign once told us, it is the coolest game on Earth. Players dazzle us with extraordinary athletic feats, all performed as they balance on slivers of steel flying across a … Continue reading

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On Valentine’s Day, The Capitals Need To Show Some Heart

Intensity. Heart. Hustle. All different names for that intangible characteristic an athlete demonstrates when he or she raises their game to the next level. In any sport, talent and high skill can only take a player or team so far. … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Retire Peter Bondra’s Number 12

Photo: Washington Capitals There is no doubt Capitals fans enjoy seeing the Stanley Cup Champion banner swaying in the rafters at Capital One Arena. Seeing it in person evokes memories of the title run and confirms the dream did come … Continue reading

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NoVa Caps Mailbag: Trotz vs. Reirden, Balancing Common Sense and Justified Concern, Perspective On The Capitals

Maybe during a five-game losing streak wasn’t the best time to check in on the Nova Caps mailbag. It is overflowing with angst, worry, and distress. You know, like the good ol’ pre-Stanley Cup days. Is the honeymoon over, the … Continue reading

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For The Love Of The Game: Old Dogs, Old Tricks

Hockey is a game that reaches inside you and grips your soul. We play, we coach, we watch, and we cheer because we LOVE the game. Hockey rinks, whether filled to the rafters with screaming fans or hosting beer-leaguers playing … Continue reading

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