Category Archives: 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

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Linemates All Along The Way – The Hockey Journey of Brett Leason and Aliakei Protas

Photo: Prince Albert Raiders This is the story of two young hockey players, born just 20 months apart and nearly half a world away from each other, who would eventually become teammates and linemates in the WHL, the AHL and … Continue reading

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The Last Men Skating: A Look At Players Who Have Stood the Test of NHL Time – 2021-22 Preseason Edition

New York Islanders It is always a momentous occasion when a player gets drafted into the NHL, an event marked every year with coverage of the NHL Entry Draft, which includes the expected anticipation of which player will be drafted … Continue reading

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“Nummer Drei Was Die Beste” And Regrets For The Rest: What Became Of The Players From The First Round Of The 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Getty Images The 2013 NHL Entry Draft took place June 27-28 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The cry of the tanking teams that year was “Be Bad for Ekblad”, as Aaron Ekblad was considered to be the … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That: 2021 Offseason Edition

Photo: Alex Ovechkin What an offseason so far! While the offseason between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons is shorter than usual, it’s been somewhat eventful. The flat salary cap has given General Managers incentive to jettison players they would normally … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: A Closer Look at Capitals Draft Pick Chase Clark

Photo: Tri-City Storm On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected goaltender Chase Clark in the sixth round (183rd pick overall) of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Clark, who was born on April 8, … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: A Closer Look at Capitals Draft Pick Dru Krebs

Photo: Medicine Hat Tigers Site On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals chose defenseman Dru Krebs in the fifth round (#176th pick overall). Krebs, who was born in Okotoks, Alberta on Feb 16, 2003, … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: A Closer Look at Capitals Draft Pick Haakon Hänelt

Photo: NHL on Calgary Flames Site On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals chose forward Haakon Hänelt in the fifth round (#151th pick overall). Hänelt, who was born in Berlin, Germany on June 1, … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: Closer Look at Capitals Draft Pick Joaquim Lemay

Photo: Salmon Arm Silverbacks On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected defenseman Joaquim Lemay in the fourth round (119th overall). Lemay, born on July 28, 2002 in St-Pierre-les-Becquets, Quebec, played the 2020-21 season … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: A Closer Look At Washington Capitals 2021 Draft Pick Vincent Iorio

Photo: Perry Bergson/The Brandon Sun On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected defenseman Vincent Iorio in the second round (55th overall) of the NHL Entry Draft. Iorio, born on November 14, 2002 in … Continue reading

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