Category Archives: NHL

How Should The Washington Capitals Approach the NHL Trade Deadline? [NoVa Caps Roundtable]

With the NHL trade deadline, which falls on February 25 this season, a little over a month away, teams are beginning to finalize roster plans for the remaining part of the season, and to position themselves for this summer’s contract … Continue reading

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Rick Nash’s Premature Retirement: A Shot of Realization for the NHL and A Notice for the Capitals and T.J. Oshie

Photo: Sportsnet The announcement from longtime NHL forward Rick Nash early Friday that he was stepping away from the game of hockey due to concussion-related issues was a move that highlighted the consequences of head injuries in the National Hockey … Continue reading

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Lars Eller Tries to Tussle With Brad Marchand in Caps’ 4-2 Win; Postgame Reactions

Photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images In the Capitals’ Opening Night meeting with the Boston Bruins back in October (one in which they dropped a 7-0 bombshell on the B’s), Boston forward Brad Marchand took exception to a goal celebration … Continue reading

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Thursday Evening Clash: Washington at Boston Preview

The Washington Capitals face the Boston Bruins for the second time in the 2018-19 regular season. Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie Scores 200th Career Goal in Capitals’ 5-3 Win over Flyers

While Jakub Vrana was named the First Star of the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night with a two-goal game that set a career-high in goals, it was right wing T.J. Oshie who reached a major … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Division Chaos: The Capitals Cannot Afford to Have Any Bad Weeks in the Winter Months

The Washington Capitals are going to face a tough winter versus the rest of the Metropolitan Division. Continue reading

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Contract Checkup: How Are John Carlson & Tom Wilson Living Up To Their New Contracts?

The Washington Capitals had a very busy summer. Between winning the Stanley Cup, celebrating with the Stanley Cup, and drinking half the world’s supply of alcohol out of the Stanley Cup, they also had to re-sign some key players to … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Records 300th NHL Point in Win Over Red Wings

Photo: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press While the Capitals ended their three-game losing streak with their 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday evening, superstar center Evgeny Kuznetsov reached a milestone of his own, recording his 300th career NHL point … Continue reading

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Take A Second Look: Those Who Think Alex Ovechkin Doesn’t Deserve to Skip the All-Star Game Need to Think Again

Photo: Greg Fiume/Washington Capitals When the news broke that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would sit out the 2019 NHL All-Star Game (to which he was elected as the Metropolitan Division team captain) to conserve energy and recuperate for another Capitals’ … Continue reading

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NHL To Hold “Last Man In Vote” With Nicklas Backstrom As The Capitals’ Nominee

Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images Some may have noticed that the NHL left off a man when they announced the All-Star Rosters earlier this evening. While some, including myself, raised eyebrows, it turns out that the league is … Continue reading

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