Category Archives: Editorial

Leaving (for) Las Vegas Series: Expansion Draft Rules

 I don’t know about you, but I’ve pretty much had it with the rumors that this player will be taken in the expansion draft or that player will be the one going. At NoVa Caps, we are familiarizing ourselves with … Continue reading

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Back From the Brink – Why Craig Cunningham Deserves the Hunt Award

Photo Credit – globalnews.ca  In March, Zack Fisch invited me, along with other members of the media, to participate in this year’s AHL All-Star Voting. It was a tremendous honor. As I sat down to try to figure out who … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Magic Numbers

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images After Friday night’s results, the Capitals essentially need three regulation or overtime wins (a.k.a. ROW) out of the final five games to virtually guarantee home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. The following provides … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Two other Prolific “Lend a Hand” Guys

Nick Wass/Expressen.se Although he doesn’t go by this name, Mr. Assist for the Washington Capitals is Nicklas Backstrom; the Swedish-born center has done it more than any other Capital and at a rate that’s 15th best in NHL history, specifically … Continue reading

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What to Expect From the Capitals For the Rest of Their Regular Season

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press As winter haphazardly turns to spring, many Caps fans, myself included, have been known to get the jitters brought on by the team’s average results beginning in late February, much like the 6-6-2 record the Capitals have most recently … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Hershey?

What is wrong with Hershey? After a solid start to the season, the Bears have been limping out of the gates in 2017. They have lost six of the seven games they have played so far this January, including last … Continue reading

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No Matter What You Might Think, the Capitals Are Not Peaking Too Early

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images  There is no such thing as peaking too early. Let’s just get that out of the way. That’s a phrase, however, that is very popular around the Washington Capitals right now. 

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Alex Ovechkin Does NOT Need A Stanley Cup To Make Him One Of The Greatest Of All Time

 This has got to stop. I don’t know how we got here but at some point in sports history we decided that to be one of the greatest players in any sport, you have to win championships. If you’re an … Continue reading

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Whip-Shawed: NHL Commits Unforced Error With Shaw Suspension

Photo: Washington Post   It’s one of the favorite pastimes amongst sports fans: debating suspensions. No matter what the sport or the infraction, there is never universal agreement when it comes to either the decision to or extent of suspending a … Continue reading

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What Gives in Dmitry Orlov Contract Situation?

Washington Capitals At the beginning of last week, the Capitals had two key players that remained unsigned in the forms of restricted free agents (RFAs) Marcus Johansson and Dmitry Orlov. While Johansson has since been signed, talks of a new … Continue reading

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