Category Archives: Data and Analytics

Why Alex Ovechkin Is (Statistically) Already The Greatest Goal Scorer Of All Time

Alex Ovechkin is the already the greatest goal scorer of all time. That’s according to a bit of logical number-crunching and extrapolation conducted by the fine folks at The Ice Analytics Podcast. The analysis is based on the difference in eras that … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Second Quarter Review: 2019-20 Season

Geoff Burke/NHLI via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 41 games in the 2019-2020 season, it’s time for our annual quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the second quarter of … Continue reading

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How Is The Radko Gudas-Matt Niskanen Trade Looking For The Capitals And Flyers Halfway Through The Season?

As the halfway point of the season came this week, it is time to look at the Washington Capitals‘ biggest change of the offseason, which came on June 14 when they traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in … Continue reading

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Finally Home? Brendan Leipsic Thriving In Key, Fourth-Line Role with the Capitals

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When the Capitals signed him to a one-year, $700,000 deal in free agency in July, left wing Brendan Leipsic’s role on the team was to provide some grittiness and secondary scoring to a revamped fourth-line, … Continue reading

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Under the Hood: Why The Capitals Are Better Than Last Season

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images 34 games into the 2019-20 NHL season, the Washington Capitals stand alone at the top of the NHL standings, compiling a 24-5-5 record. This year’s edition of the Capitals are impressive so far, boasting the … Continue reading

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A Smart Puck For All Of Us: Introducing The StatFeedr Puck

By now you probably know that hockey pucks are getting a whole lot smarter. Gone are the days of insulting someone by calling them a hockey puck (see Don Rickles). The NHL has begun a rollout of their version of … Continue reading

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Commissioner Bettman Provides Update On Puck-Tracking Technology Rollout

Speaking at the Prime Time Sports and Entertainment Sports Management Conference on Monday morning, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he is hopeful puck-tracking technology will be in place before the start of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This is the … Continue reading

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Regression Or Progression: Whose Scoring Output Will Increase Or Decrease?

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images Thus far into the 2019-20 season, the Washington Capitals are the highest scoring team in the NHL. While this is a great place to be for the first place team in the NHL, is this … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals First Quarter Review: 2019-20 Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 20 games in the 2019-2020 season, it’s time For our annual quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the first quarter of … Continue reading

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In the Nick of Time: How Has Nick Jensen Fared in Washington?

On February 22, 2019, the Capitals acquired Nick Jensen and a 2019 5th round pick (used to draft Arseni Gritsyuk) from the Detroit Red Wings for Madison Bowey and a 2020 2nd round draft selection. The Capitals were looking to … Continue reading

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