Category Archives: Draft

A Retrospective On The Last Decade of Draft Picks by the Washington Capitals

Photo: Washington Capitals The NHL Entry Draft is the most cost-efficient method for teams to acquire talent. The best teams are able to cultivate talent from each draft, re-stocking prospect pipelines — and even NHL-ready players. Teams that draft effectively … Continue reading

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On the Clock at 25: Who Could the Capitals Pick With This Selection at the 2019 NHL Draft?

Who will the Washington Capitals select with the 25th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft? Continue reading

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Capitals’ Trade Bait and Acquisitions

Photo: Yahoo! Sports Late last week, TSN released a list of their top 25 “trade bait” players for this off-season (here). It is interesting to note that no players from the Washington Capitals appeared on this list but it is … Continue reading

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Offseason Storylines: There is Plenty of Trade Chatter Before the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

There are plenty of trade rumors as the 2019 NHL Draft approaches. Continue reading

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Draft Class Grades (Updated): Grading the Capitals’ Draft Picks in the Last 10 Years — Pre-2019 NHL Entry Draft Edition

Photo: Richard Wolowics/Getty Images North America Back in February, inspired by the “10-Year Challenge” that was popular on social media at the time, NoVa Caps assessed the draft picks of the Capitals for the last 10 years; i.e. from 2008 … Continue reading

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Building From Within: A Look At How the Capitals Can Ensure A Deep Prospect Pool Ahead of the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Capitals have a problem that many contending and Stanley Cup-winning teams have had: limited prospects in the minors that have potential to contribute at the NHL level. The Caps and a vast majority of the fan base would absolutely … Continue reading

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Class of ’02: A Review of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Mike Slobe/Getty Images With the 2019 NHL Entry Draft just weeks away, the offseason and teams will soon begin to conduct their business and personnel decisions. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look back at the 2002 NHL … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Greg Joly

Over their 45-year history, the Capitals have selected a total of 437 players in the NHL draft, with some selections turning into stars and others falling well short of expectations, with some somewhere in between. With the 2019 NHL Entry … Continue reading

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Summer To-Do List: Capitals Management Has Some Tough Decisions To Make As They Manage the Salary Cap

Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has a busy summer ahead with key players needing new contracts. Continue reading

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2019 NHL Draft Order For First 27 Picks Announced; Capitals To Draft 25th Overall

Photo: NBC Sports Washington The NHL Draft order for the first 27 selections was finalized on late Wednesday night after the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs concluded. Picks 28 and 29 will likely be determined after the Conference … Continue reading

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