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.

Alex Ovechkin Announces Second Annual “Ovechkin Cup” To Be Held In Moscow Region

For the second year in a row, Alex Ovechkin will host a hockey tournament for young hockey players in Russia; the Ovechkin Cup.  This year, the tournament will be held in the Moscow region. The main games will take place … Continue reading

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Superstar Sidekicks: A Look At the Players Who Got to Play With the Capitals’ Two Superstars

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images This week, the “Down Goes Brown” column, written by Sean McIndoe for The Athletic (behind the pay wall), focused on “Projecting the Opening Night lineup for whichever team you personally cheer for”, describing the projected lineup … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Paints With Children From Russian Sledge Hockey Team

Photos: Children’s Sledge Hockey Team The Children’s Sledge Hockey League in Russia hosted a creative workshop for children on Thursday in Moscow.  The first stage, “Hockey – the World of Bright Colors” provided children the opportunity to paint with the Washington … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Brooks Laich

Photo: Greg Flume/Getty Images Come the 2019-20 season, offseason acquisition Garnet Hathaway will suit up for the Capitals donning No. 21 on his sweater. While he will (presumably) keep the number for the duration of his four-year contract, in this … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Goalie Michal Neuvirth Signs Professional Tryout Offer With Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: NHL Formerly Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth, who was once considered as a possible Goalie of the Future and who most recently played with the Philadelphia Flyers, has reportedly signed a Professional Tryout Offer with the Toronto Maple Leafs, per … Continue reading

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Kunlun Red Star (KHL) Signs Dávid Bondra To Professional Tryout Contract

The Kunlun Red Star of the KHL signed David Bondra, son of Peter, to a professional tryout contract on July 18, heading into their 2019-20 training camp.

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St. Louis Blues’ Championship Run Foreshadowed by Past Runs of their Predecessors in Washington

Photo: Michael Dwyer/Associated Press A few weeks ago, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looked at some past transactions that the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and the Capitals made with one another that fueled both of the two most … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Uniform Numbers From Today and Yesterday- Multiples Of 7

Photos: NHL Via Getty Images Over the summer, the Washington Capitals have signed a trio of players in free agency: forwards Richard Panik, Garnet Hathaway, and Brendan Leipsic.  The Capitals issued the following uniform numbers to them: Panik will wear … Continue reading

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Classic Capitals: Recap of the 2019 Washington Capitals Alumni Game

Photo: @MonSportsNetwork The 2019 Capitals Alumni Classic took place Tuesday night at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. A reasonably large crowd was in hand for this annual summer tradition. NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle was in attendance to recap the game.

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Trading Fates: The St. Louis Blues’ and Washington Capitals’ Roads to Stanley Cup Victories Began At the Same Intersection

The fortunes of the most recent two Stanley Cup champions are, in a way intertwined. Both the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals have made a few notable trades since the 2014-15 season that contributed to each’s run to the … Continue reading

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