Category Archives: Fans

Capitals’ Better Halves Gift Basket Auction Now Open, Featuring Autographed Memorabilia, Stanley Cup Champion Gear, and More

Photo: MSE Foundation Every season, the Capitals’ wives and girlfriends take part in the annual “Better Halves” gift basket auction, whereby fans are able to bid on gift baskets created by the Capitals’ significant others, with funds going towards the … Continue reading

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Thank You Barry! A Letter From One Fan to The Caps’ Former Bench Boss

Nearly five years ago, the Capitals had just finished the 2013-14 season out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in seven seasons and relieved both longtime General Manager George McPhee and then-Head Coach Adam Oates of their … Continue reading

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For The Love Of The Game: Old Dogs, Old Tricks

Hockey is a game that reaches inside you and grips your soul. We play, we coach, we watch, and we cheer because we LOVE the game. Hockey rinks, whether filled to the rafters with screaming fans or hosting beer-leaguers playing … Continue reading

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NHL To Hold “Last Man In Vote” With Nicklas Backstrom As The Capitals’ Nominee

Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images Some may have noticed that the NHL left off a man when they announced the All-Star Rosters earlier this evening. While some, including myself, raised eyebrows, it turns out that the league is … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Gives Fan A Puck on Her 18th Birthday And Her Reaction is Priceless

While Ovechkin’s first ballot Hall of Fame career (which includes his latest All-Star Game election) is no doubt one reason Capitals fans love him, the person Ovechkin is no doubt plays an even greater role in the adoration fans have … Continue reading

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Rolling Out the Rinks: A Look At Homemade Hockey Rinks for the Holiday Season

Photo: @RyanFleming While the DMV is coming off a few 60-degree days with sunshine, citizens in Canada and the northern United States are already experiencing some more traditional winter weather, giving hockey families the perfect chance to hit the ice … Continue reading

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Were The Upgrades to Capital One Arena Worth the Hype (Readers’ Input)?

Photo: Joe Noyes Following the most memorable year in Capitals history, Capital One Arena, the Capitals’ home rink, was fitted with $40 million in upgrades prior to the opening of the 2018-2019 season. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a … Continue reading

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NoVa CAPtures Vol. 11 – WIIIILSOOON!

Hello fellow Capitals fans, and welcome to the latest installment of NoVa CAPtures! The fun, weekly article that showcases the amazing content we receive from you, the fans! In this installment, NoVa Caps’ presents some of the submissions sent in for this … Continue reading

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We Got Your Mail! Answering Fan Questions From The NoVa Caps Mailbag

This three day break in the schedule has given the Capitals a little rest during a busy November.  Hopefully, some of the banged up players are little closer to game action.  Here at Nova Caps, we have used the three … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Capitals 50/50 Raffle Winner Who Donated Winnings To Pittsburgh Synagogue Affected By Shooting

Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins When a man went on a shooting spree in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2018, the effects of the tragedy, which killed 11 people, were felt around the country. The sports teams of the … Continue reading

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