Category Archives: Opinion

Now Is The Time For The Capitals To Give Ilya Samsonov More Starts

Ever since the Washington Capitals drafted goalie Ilya Samsonov with the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the franchise has touted the now-22-year-old as the future of the franchise. After watching Samsonov go 8-1-1 in his first 10 starts, it’s … Continue reading

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Standing Pat At 2020 NHL Trade Deadline Is The Best Option For The Capitals

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images It has been no secret since the 2019-20 season began that the Washington Capitals are rolling. For the next two months, all 31 General Managers will be evaluating their respective clubs to determine what is needed … Continue reading

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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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