Category Archives: Free Agency

Capitals’ Trotz is Planning to Start Season With Orpik in Top 4

With the losses of Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner in free agency and Nate Schmidt to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the Capitals have a hole to fill on their defense. Salary cap restrictions due to long-term … Continue reading

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How Important Is Pheonix Copley to the Capitals?

When the Capitals acquired Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline they were not only keeping an eye on the chances they had at bringing Lord Stanley’s Cup for the first time to DC, they were … Continue reading

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Projecting the Caps’ Opening Night Lineup through Week 1 of Training Camp

So far the Capitals have played two preseason games, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ contributor Harrison Brown takes a look at what the Capitals … Continue reading

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​Former Capital Brooks Laich to attend Los Angeles Kings Training Camp on PTO

Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports Former Capitals forward Brooks Laich is currently an unrestricted free agent, but that could change fairly soon. According to John Rosen of the Los Angeles Kings Insider, Laich was on the ice for an informal workout with the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: Jay ​Beagle

NoVa Caps has been preparing key “player previews” for the upcoming season as the Washington Capitals begin to gear up for the start of training camp in two weeks. Today, we continue our player previews with center Jay Beagle. 

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: T.J. Oshie

As we do each and every year in the weeks leading up to Capitals training camp, NoVa Caps is preparing key “player previews” for the coming season. Today our annual player previews continue with T.J. Oshie.

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Grading General Manager Brian MacLellan’s Offseason Moves for First 4 Years

Since Brian MacLellan became General Manager in Washington, the Capitals have gone from a team that missed the playoffs to one of the best teams in the league.  How have his moves made during his tenure stacked up in retrospect? In this article, Harrison … Continue reading

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Can Devante Smith-Pelly Become the Next Brett Connolly?

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images When the Capitals signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly in free agency a few weeks ago they did so, not expecting him to replace departing Top 6 right wing Justin Williams but, as a player that could help … Continue reading

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O’Brien is O’Back!

HERSHEY, PA – In a release, the Washington Capitals announced that they have re-signed forward Liam O’Brien to a one-year, two-way deal.($650,000/$85,000).

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Washington Capitals News and Rumors Roundup: Kuznetsov, Ovechkin, Lockout

We’ve officially reached the lazy days of the off-season, but that doesn’t mean Capitals news and rumors have taken the summer off. Here is the latest Capitals news from the hockey world: 

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