Author Archives: Diane Doyle

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.

“Ovechkin Immediately Proved His Greatness” – Former Washington Capitals Forward Tomas Fleischmann Talks Alex Ovechkin, Current Endeavors, the Premature End of His NHL Career and More

Photo: NHLPA On July 6, 2020, Pavel Mandát published an article with hokej.cz interviewing former NHL player, Tomas Fleischmann, about his career.  The title of that article in the original Czech is “Fleischmann’s Confession: The NHL Star and the Premature … Continue reading

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Three Years As The Ovechkins: Russian Magazine ‘People Talk’ Feature On Alex Ovechkin and Wife Nastya

People Talk Magazine With the third anniversary of Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin’s marriage to Nastya Shubskaya falling on July 8, 2020, and July 8 being the Russian Day of Family, Love, and Fidelity [a hybrid Church-State holiday, that occurs … Continue reading

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Let’s Go (Development) Camping: A Look Back At the Washington Capitals’ Development Camp of 2010

Photo: John McDonald/The Washington Post As I [NoVa Caps’ writer Diane Doyle] sit here writing this piece on a hot sunny day in July 2020, I think about what the summer season should represent. Normally, early July is the time … Continue reading

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Offensive Defensemen: 20-Goal Scorers From The Washington Capitals Blueline

One notable Washington Capitals tradition has been defensemen who were also great contributors on the offensive end. Throughout the years, the Capitals have had eight  defensemen on their roster who have topped 20 goals.

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Alan Haworth

Photo: Unknown The 1980’s was the decade in which the Washington Capitals began to rise to prominence as a playoff contender, though they were never able to capture Lord Stanley’s Cup. In this latest Capitals Alumni Profile, NoVa Caps takes … Continue reading

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A Deuce, Then A Dud: Washington Capitals Two-Year Wonders

NHL Any fans of music know that there are some artists who seemingly come out of nowhere to have one mega-hit song, but could never replicate the same success in any of their subsequent works. Every NHL team has had players who … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile – Guy Charron

The Washington Capitals have had a total of 14 captains in their 46-year history, with notable names such as Yvon Labre, Rod Langway, Dale Hunter, and Alex Ovechkin among them. While he may not have been as big a name … Continue reading

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One and Done: Washington Capitals One-Hit Wonders – Forwards

NHL Any fans of music know that there are some artists who seemingly come out of nowhere to have one mega-hit song, but could never replicate the same success in any of their subsequent works. Every NHL team has had … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Ryan Walter

The Washington Capitals have had a total of 14 captains in their 46-year history in the NHL, with notable names such as Yvon Labre, Rod Langway, Dale Hunter, and Alex Ovechkin among them. While he may not have been as … Continue reading

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Another Boy Coming For the Carlsons

This afternoon Gina Carlson, wife of Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, announced on her Instagram account that the Carlson family would be getting a little bigger. A third boy will be born in November. John Carlson and his wife, Gina, … Continue reading

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