Category Archives: Management

Thank You DSP! A Reflective Thanks to Devante Smith-Pelly

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images After a confusing start to the Capitals’ morning practice, it is now apparent that right wing Devante Smith-Pelly’s time as a member of the Capitals is most likely coming to an end, after the team announced … Continue reading

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Doing Business in Chocolatetown – A Look At the Philosophical Change to the Hershey Bears

Photo: Jeremy Long/Lebanon Daily News  For the longest time the Capitals and their American Hockey League affiliate Hershey Bears were arguably the most successful parent and farm club duo in all of hockey, as years of stockpiling high draft picks … Continue reading

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Report: Andre Burakovsky May Want A Better Opportunity Elsewhere, Caps’ Asking Price Deemed Too High By Other Teams

Throughout the last month or so, Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky has been the subject of trade chatter throughout the league, with the Caps reportedly seeking a similar player and mid-to-high draft picks in return in any potential trade. While the … Continue reading

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Seattle Awarded NHL Franchise

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the city of Seattle was awarded the 32nd NHL franchise. The team will start playing in the 2021-22 season. 

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Maple Leafs Sign RFA Forward William Nylander To Sign Six-Year Contract Worth $45 Million

Photo: Sportsnet TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that forward William Nylander and the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a six-year contract worth an average annual value of $6.9 million right before the 5:00 deadline for him to sign a contract. He … Continue reading

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Honoring Abe: The Man Who Brought The NHL To Washington

As Stanley Cup rings are delivered and a banner prepared for revealing, it is appropriate to reflect on those responsible for bringing a Stanley Cup to Washington. Of course, fans can thank the players, coaches, General Manager Brian MacLellan, and … Continue reading

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8 Burning Questions For The Stanley Cup Champion Capitals Entering Training Camp

Photo: NBC Sports With the start of Capitals’ training camp set for September 13th, NoVa Caps takes a look at the major concerns of this team going into camp. The team started out last year going 11-10-1 in their first … Continue reading

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Looking At Brian MacLellan’s Moves in 2017-18

Photo: Sports Illustrated While fans may have questioned some of the moves Capitals‘ general manager Brian MacLellan made last summer, the man knew what he was doing, putting together a team that delivered the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup championship. The … Continue reading

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Avalanche Put Brooks Orpik on Waivers For Buyout Purposes

Photo: Sporting News The Colorado Avalanche have put defenseman Brooks Orpik for purposes of buying out the final year of his contract. 

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The Path to the Draft: Philipp Grubauer Should Draw Interest Around the League

Will Capitals netminder Philipp Grubauer be traded before the 2018 NHL Draft? Continue reading

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