Category Archives: Free Agency

The Pros And Cons Of The Capitals Re-Signing Brenden Dillon

The biggest question for the Washington Capitals entering this offseason in terms of the roster is how they are going to fill a hole on defense. The team is currently talking to Brenden Dillon’s representation to see if a deal … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan’s Yearly Report Card: Assessing The Capitals’ GM’s Moves In 2019-20

Photo: @Capitals After a first-round Stanley Cup Playoff exit in 2018-19, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan was forced to make some changes to his roster. Unfortunately, it backfired as the Capitals fell in the first round once again, and it … Continue reading

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Looking At The Capitals’ Best Free Agency Options In Goal

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms With goaltender Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks and Ilya Samsonov, who is poised to grab a more significant role in his second NHL season, missing the entire 2020 … Continue reading

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Looking At The Capitals’ Best UFA Options On Defense

Photo: Getty Images After the Washington Capitals gave up an average of 3.44 goals-per-game from December 22 onward (the most among the 24 teams that were invited to the NHL’s return-to-play plan) and saw their defensive lineup turn into a … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Pending UFA Braden Holtby: “Goal Is To Find The Next Best Place To Win A Championship. [But,] Hopefully, It’s Here.”

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby told the media on Friday that he is not thinking about his pending unrestricted free agency “at all” and that winning the Stanley Cup “is the only focus. Everything else is irrelevant. … One game … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin On Contract Extension Talks With Capitals: “Not Even Thinking About That Yet”

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin told reporters on a Zoom call on Monday that he is “not even thinking about [his contract] yet.” The 34-year-old will be able to sign a contract extension after this season. The team opened training … Continue reading

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What Should The Capitals Do With Their Defense This Offseason?

Photo: @Capitals While goaltender Braden Holtby is arguably the biggest unrestricted free agent on the Washington Capitals, the team has some big decisions on defense looming after the 2019-20 season is over. Brenden Dillon and Radko Gudas can become unrestricted … Continue reading

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An Early Look At Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Summer To-Do List

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big summer looming with major contributors’ contracts set to expire, key role players up as restricted free agents, and some big names that can sign contract extensions on July 1. NoVa Caps takes … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Backstrom: “It’s Important For Me To Stay In Washington. It Has Become Me And My Family’s Home For The Last Thirteen Years.”

Photo: WaPo On Tuesday morning, the Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46 million contract. Backstrom told Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper, how much this new deal means to him and his future in Washington.

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Capitals Re-sign Nicklas Backstrom To Five-Year, $46 Million Contract

The Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year contract extension that carries a cap hit of $9.2 million per season that begins next year on Tuesday morning. Backstrom could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. … Continue reading

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