Category Archives: 2018 NHL Entry Draft
We Could Have Had….?!” Part 2: Washington Capitals’ Draft Day Misses: 2017-2021
Photo: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is just 9 days away. As part of our pre-draft coverage, we continue our annual look at draft day misses – players the Washington Capitals could have selected, but ultimately decided … Continue reading
Ilya Samsonov Will Start In Goal Against Kings
The Capitals play the second game of their back-to-back set in Southern California when they face the Kings tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Puck drop is set for just after 10:30 PM ET.
Postgame Analytics: Shut Out and Sent Out of the Bubble
Photo: @Capitals In what is likely Braden Holtby’s last game as a Washington Capital, the Caps’ offense never got started in a 4-0 rout at the hand of the Islanders, losing the series 4-1. With a pair of goals by … Continue reading
Closed Arenas Cause Delay In NHL’s ‘Puck And Player’ Tracking Rollout
The NHL’s much-anticipated rollout of its Puck & Player Tracking System, announced during All-Star Weekend in January 2019, will not rollout with the resumption of play this summer. At least not at the start.
Analysis of the 2018 NHL Draft: Washington Capitals
Tom Pennington/Getty Images The Capitals added seven new prospects to the organization this weekend in Dallas. Here is our first analysis of each of the team’s seven selections for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Making the Right Moves: Brian MacLellan Works His Management Magic Yet Again
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images In his four seasons as General Manager of the Capitals, Brian MacLellan has proved himself to be smart, calculating, and pretty darn effective at getting deals done, whether it be a contract or trade. And the franchise’s … Continue reading
21st Century Capitals: A Look At the Capitals’ Draft Picks Since 2000
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The 2018 NHL Entry Draft is be the first draft that will involve drafting of players primarily born in 2000; i.e. after the “turn of the millennium”. According to sociologists, this is the beginning of the transition … Continue reading
Capitals Select Martin Fehervary and Kody Clark With Second Round Picks
The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Martin Fehervary from IK Oskarshamn of Allsvenskan with the 46th overall pick and right wing Kody Clark from the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League from the 47th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Capitals Select Alexandar Alexeyev With 2018 First Round Pick
Photo: Capitals Twitter The Washington Capitals selected defenseman St. Petersburg native Alexandar Alexeyev from the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL with their first-round pick in 2018. The Capitals selected 31st overall after winning the Stanley Cup two weeks ago.
Capitals Acquire 47th Overall Pick From Avalanche For Brooks Orpik and Philipp Grubauer
Photo: Zimbio The Washington Capitals acquired the 47th overall pick in the second round from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Brooks Orpik and goaltender Philipp Grubauer, the team announced roughly half an hour before the NHL Draft in … Continue reading