Category Archives: Editorial

Are Big Changes Necessary for the Capitals or Should they Try and Stay the Course?

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images  So here we go again, another disappointing start to the summer. The Capitals were eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs once again by their rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s a stinging feeling that never goes … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle: It’s Time for the Capitals to Rewrite History & Their Fans to Believe

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images  While the Capitals have seen the scenario they face tonight when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena, a must-win game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs that determines their fate, there is much more … Continue reading

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A Capitals’ Comeback Would Put them in Elite Sports Company

Photo: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast Once again, the Capitals’ backs are against the wall, staring smack-dab at another second round playoff elimination. A lot of Caps fans have already lost hope and put away their Capitals jerseys. However, history shows that coming back … Continue reading

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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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