Category Archives: Opinion

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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Examining A Mock Trade That Could Help The Capitals Clear Cap Space And Add Defensive Depth

Photo: LA Kings Insider The Washington Capitals need more cap space in order to re-sign their restricted free agents, most notably forward Jakub Vrana, and get more active on the unrestricted free agent market than they have as of recent years. … Continue reading

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Building From Within: A Look At How the Capitals Can Ensure A Deep Prospect Pool Ahead of the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Capitals have a problem that many contending and Stanley Cup-winning teams have had: limited prospects in the minors that have potential to contribute at the NHL level. The Caps and a vast majority of the fan base would absolutely … Continue reading

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I’m Not Worried, You’re Worried.

 Ok, ok, let’s all just take a step back, have a nice deep breath and remember that this team won the Stanley Cup last year. Or have you forgot? 

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A Comparison of The Washington Capitals’ “Young Guns” Era with Today’s Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: NHL There was a time when Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom were not the experienced, well-rounded leaders that led the Capitals to the team’s first championship this past spring, but young players with a thirst for the Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Opinion: Lars Eller Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

When Lars Eller arrived in Washington two seasons ago from the Montreal Canadiens, I wasn’t sure if the solid third-line forward was worth two second-round draft picks. Now, looking back in hindsight ,that trade proved to be exactly what this … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the NHL and its Fans Regarding the “Wilson Effect”

Photo: Sportsnet Capitals right wing Tom Wilson has endured his fair share of drama over the course of the 2018-19 season, from an initial 20-game suspension that ended up being reduced, to being ejected from a game for an innocent … Continue reading

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Has The Power In The East Shifted Towards The Atlantic Division?

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Last season, five of the eight playoff spots in the Eastern Conference went to Metropolitan Division while the Atlantic Division featured three of the four worst teams in the NHL: the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators, and … Continue reading

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