Category Archives: Opinion

Review Of The New Upgrades At Capital One Arena

Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals, underwent a second phase of renovations this summer, which included a new jumbotron, four new huge dual-screen televisions in the corners of the arena,  new LED lighting, and a new “sky ring” … Continue reading

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The Biggest Question Facing Each NHL Team This Season

Photo: NHL.com After each NHL team made changes during the 2019 offseason and some have taken a serious step towards Stanley Cup contention while others have taken a step back. NoVa Caps goes through the major question facing each team heading … Continue reading

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Proposing New Forward Lines For Capitals In 2019-20

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images After undergoing some changes to the offense in the offseason, the Washington Capitals‘ forward lines will have a different look this season. But how will they look when the team takes the ice on October 2 … Continue reading

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An Early Look At The 2020 Stanley Cup Favorites

Photo: Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times As NHL training camp opens in about six and a half weeks, teams have been looking to make tweaks to take the next step as an organization whether that is towards becoming a Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Can The Bears Be Considered A Calder Cup Threat?

Photo: Sportsnet Last year, the Hershey Bears were swept by the eventual Calder Cup-winning Charlotte Checkers in the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Bears had a shaky start to the season, which ended up turning around as … Continue reading

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Capitals Need More Consistency From Evgeny Kuznetsov This Season

Photo: Sports Illustrated One of the hardest things to do in today’s NHL is to stay consistent over a full 82-game slate. While recording 21 goals and 72 points in 76 games in a season may be impressive for many … Continue reading

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Capitals Get Bigger, Grittier With Offseason Additions

Photo: Hockey Troll The Washington Capitals have been active during the 2019 NHL offseason after a seven-game exit in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the expense of the Carolina Hurricanes. After winning the Stanley Cup in … Continue reading

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Winners And Losers Of The 2019 NHL Offseason So Far

Photo: NHL.com There has been a lot of big names on the move from around the NHL since the 2018-19 season ended. While some teams have taken major steps into Stanley Cup contention, others have taken a step back. NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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Inconsistent Officiating Continues To Plague 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: The Boston Globe If you have been watching the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, no one can blame you for being frustrated and yelling expletives in front of the television as the officiating has been dreadful this postseason. The NHL will … Continue reading

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Why Re-Signing Brett Connolly Might Not Be The Best Option For Capitals

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Entering the 2019 offseason, the Washington Capitals‘ biggest unrestricted free agent is forward Brett Connolly, who set career-highs in goals (22), assists (24), and points (46) this past season. While re-signing Connolly before he can hit … Continue reading

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