Category Archives: NHL

Hockey and All That: Pre-Training Camp Edition

The offseason between the 2020-2021 and 2021-22 seasons continues to be eventful. It has included additional player signings and acquisitions and other news since NoVa Caps’ previous light-hearted summary of the offseason events in early August. However, more news has … Continue reading

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36 Going on “More Legendary”: A Look at Washington Capitals Icon Alex Ovechkin’s Accomplishments Up to Age 36

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain and franchise face Alex Ovechkin turned 36-years old on Friday. The team drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, but he did not make … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Participates in 2021 NHL Media Tour in Chicago

Photos: @Capitals/@CapitalsPR With training camp and preseason matches on the horizon, the excitement for the 2021-22 NHL season continues to brew. Part of that excitement is because of new content such as promotional photos, videos, and interviews players participate in. … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin And Evgeni Malkin: Comrades and Arch-Rivals

Photo: NHL The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was the first draft where the first two players selected were from Russia. The players were Alexander Ovechkin, whom the Washington Capitals drafted with the first overall pick, and Evgeni Malkin, who the … Continue reading

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A Review Of Common Strategies For Dodging The NHL’s Salary Cap

Photo: NHL Since the salary cap was implemented as part of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement prior to the 2005-06 season, teams have taken advantage of loopholes to jettison a player who seemed overpaid relative to their perceived value. Many … Continue reading

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Milestones in Reach For Washington Capitals Players During The 2021-22 Season

Photo: Washington Capitals The 2021-22 NHL season should be a regular-sized season of 82 games, unlike the 2020-21 season, which was shortened to 56 games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the season unfolds, several players on the Capitals’ roster … Continue reading

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Hendrix LaPierre Scores Goal And Assist for Acadie-Bathurst Titan in 6-5 Pre-Season Game

Photo: Acadie Bathurst Titan While the Washington Capitals European prospects, such as Aliaksei Protas, are participating in international competition, at least one Canadian prospect is participating in pre-season hockey for his junior hockey team. None other than Hendrix LaPierre, who … Continue reading

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“Nummer Drei Was Die Beste” And Regrets For The Rest: What Became Of The Players From The First Round Of The 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Getty Images The 2013 NHL Entry Draft took place June 27-28 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The cry of the tanking teams that year was “Be Bad for Ekblad”, as Aaron Ekblad was considered to be the … Continue reading

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Aliaksei Protas Scores Goal, Assist And Converts In Shootout In Olympic Qualifier Tune-Up Games

Photo: Eng Belta By Website In preparation for the upcoming Olympic qualifiers next week in Slovakia, the Belarussian national team played two exhibition games against Barys Nur-Sultan, a KHL team in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on August 19 and on August 21. … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That: 2021 Offseason Edition

Photo: Alex Ovechkin What an offseason so far! While the offseason between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons is shorter than usual, it’s been somewhat eventful. The flat salary cap has given General Managers incentive to jettison players they would normally … Continue reading

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