Category Archives: NHL

Capitals Announce First Round of Roster Cuts

The Washington Capitals made their first round of cuts today. Coach Barry Trotz announced that Damian Riat (Geneve-Servette), Dmitri Zaitsev (Moose Jaw), Tanner Jeannot (Moose Jaw), Brendan Semchuck (Vancouver Giants), Garrett Pilon (Hershey), Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen), Jimmy DeVito, Robbie Baillargeon, … Continue reading

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Why T.J. Oshie is the Heart and Soul of the Capitals

When the Capitals acquired him two years ago in a trade with the St. Louis Blues, right wing T.J. Oshie was viewed as a complimentary piece to the Capitals’ Stanley Cup puzzle, a player who could hopefully help get the … 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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Stats From The Capitals 4-2 Preseason Win Over The Canadiens

While it may be the preseason, a time when stats may not matter as much as they do during the regular season everyone has to shake off offseason rust. NoVa Caps will be tracking statistics throughout the preseason, while keeping … Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Steps Up in His First Preseason Game

Photo: Capitals After dropping their first preseason game to the Devils, Washington bounced back with a win at Montreal on Wednesday night. In addition to the win, Caps fans got to see Jakub Vrana‘s preseason debut. Vrana is projected by many … Continue reading

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Crikey! Nathan Walker is on the Cusp of NHL History

Photo: Washington Capitals From the moment he was drafted, Capitals prospect Nathan Walker literally made history. As the first Australian-born player taken in the NHL Entry Draft (89th overall in 2014), Walker put himself in a good position to (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Rules of the Preseason

Photo: Alex Brandon/Associated Press Once NHL training camps begin, teams prepare for the start of the preseason, the true test of an offseason’s worth of conditioning and training. And while the preseason may not matter like the regular season in … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Has Arrived to Training Camp With A Purpose

Photo: Washington Capitals After a 2016-17 season that saw Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin score just 33 goals, General Manager Brian MacLellan made it clear that the soon-to-be 32-year old left wing (September 17) would need to change his conditioning and … Continue reading

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Could Liam O’Brien Be A Darkhorse Candidate to Make the Capitals’ Roster?

Photo: NHL With Capitals training camp getting underway today, there are numerous forward prospects and camp invitees that are hoping to fill one of the empty spots in the team’s Opening Night lineup. While the top forward prospects such as … Continue reading

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It’s All Fun and Games for Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov on the Eve of Training Camp.

The Washington Capitals are preparing for the start of training camp tomorrow. All of the players attending this year’s camp reported to Kettler Capitals Iceplex today for pre-camp physicals and an internal media day. All the returning members from last year’s … Continue reading

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