Category Archives: Free Agency

The Results Have Spoken: Barry Trotz Deserves A Contract Extension, No Matter the Outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals

Nick Wass/Associated Press Throughout the 2017-18 season, there has been much talk of Barry Trotz’ future as the bench boss in Washington, a position he has held for the past four seasons. After the Capitals’ loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins … Continue reading

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Contract Conversation: A Look at this Offseason’s Defensemen Entering Unrestricted Free Agency [Readers’ Poll]

As the 2017-18 regular season begins to wind down, Washington Capitals’ management is surely starting to look at the cap space they have and who they might be interested in re-signing, trading (if any), or signing in free agency. A … Continue reading

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Big Dollar Defenseman: John Carlson’s Career Season Could Make Re-signing Him A Pricey Challenge for the Capitals

The 2017-18 season has been one in which the Capitals have performed relatively above expectations, something that has been very true for defenseman John Carlson, who has stepped up and become one of the best players on the team. Earlier … Continue reading

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What Will Happen in Regards to Barry Trotz’ Future?

Photo: Sportsnet The Capitals have important pieces due for raises this summer, the most notable being defenseman John Carlson. While a lot of important players are up for a new contract after this season, Head Coach Barry Trotz will also be … Continue reading

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Dog Days Of Free Agency?: What Does the Future Hold For Jay Beagle?

Photo: Getty Images While defenseman John Carlson’s future in a Capitals sweater has been among the most-talked about contract decisions the Caps will have to make in the coming months, one of the team’s other valuable veterans is also in … Continue reading

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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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