Category Archives: NHL

Justin Williams’ Impact on the Capitals is A Lasting One

When the Capitals signed right wing Justin Williams in free agency nearly two years ago, they did so with the expectation that he could be a key piece in a Stanley Cup run. And while the Caps failed to accomplish … Continue reading

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John Carlson Must Be An X-Factor for the Capitals Next Season

The Capitals are entering the most important offseason in franchise history after yet another collapse in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and it has been known for months now that it will bring massive changes to the roster. Among the many … Continue reading

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Next Man Up?: Looking at Prospects Who Could Make the Leap Next Season

The Capitals have always been a team that’s drafted well, whether it be selecting a franchise player in the first-round, finding an elite goaltender in the fourth, or a role player late in the draft. With the majority of their … Continue reading

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As it Currently Stands, Karl Alzner Has Likely Played His Last Game as A Capital

Since making the Capitals’ Opening Night lineup in training camp prior to the 2010-11 season, defenseman Karl Alzner has been in the Caps’ Opening Night lineup for over 500 consecutive games and become one of the most beloved and respected … Continue reading

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History Behind A Number: No. 44

Photo: Sports Illustrated Throughout the Capitals’ 42 years in existence, they’ve issued a total of 87 different jersey numbers to the hundreds of players that have suited up in the District. In NoVa Caps’ brand new feature, History Behind A … Continue reading

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NoVa Caps’ End of Season Awards: The 2016-17 Capys!

Nova Caps presents the 2nd annual Capys Awards for the 2016-17 regular season! Continue reading

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Solving the Brooks Orpik Puzzle

When Brooks Orpik was signed to his five-year, $27.5 million┬ádeal in the summer of 2014 it was received with mixed reviews. The Capitals were in desperate need of defensive help, which Orpik brought, but he was 33-years old and some … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Nick: Nicklas Backstrom and William Nylander Share More than Just Ice Time As Members of Team Sweden

Photo: Jimmy Wixton/SportsBladet Nicklas Backstrom told reporters during his exit interview a few days ago that he was heading to Germany to represent his home country of Sweden in the World Hockey Championships. Among his teammates on his country’s team … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom: “Obviously it’s Not Working”

After another crushing early exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Capitals players and coaches gathered at Kettler Capitals Iceplex to clean out their lockers and meet with the media for their annual exit interviews. Star center Nicklas Backstrom has … Continue reading

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NHL Expansion Draft – Key Dates and Times to Know

With the 2016-2017 season in the books, attention now shifts to this year’s massively important off-season. It’s an off-season that should be very interesting when talking about the Washington Capitals. You don’t need us telling you why, it’s been said … Continue reading

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