Category Archives: Opinion

The Washington Capitals Versus The Dangerous “Trap Games”

How can the Washington Capitals overcome the “trap games” that they face on their schedule? Continue reading

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Upcoming Stretch Will Be Critical for the Capitals

Photo: NHL Through 12 games and the month of October, the Capitals sit at a 5-6-1 record. They are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference wild card and sixth in the metropolitan division, though they are only two points out of … Continue reading

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Disappointment City: Life As A D.C. Sports Fan

USA Today Sports I’ll start this by saying this, I don’t think there is a D.C. sports curse – but I can definitely understand why people think so. Being a D.C. sports fan has gone through a lot in different … Continue reading

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Projecting the Caps’ Opening Night Lineup through Week 1 of Training Camp

So far the Capitals have played two preseason games, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ contributor Harrison Brown takes a look at what the Capitals … Continue reading

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Despite The Changes This Offseason, The Capitals Still Have A Good Chance of Winning the Metropolitan Division

Photo: Capitals When one reads a season preview for the 2017-18 Washington Capitals, one is bound to see the same thing. It’s a team that has been at the top of the standings for the past two seasons, but is … Continue reading

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How To Get Alex Ovechkin To 40-50 Goals Again

 The Capitals were once again eliminated from the second round of the playoffs just a few months ago, and is often the case after a disappointing playoff loss, many fans and analysts seem to put the majority of criticism and blame on … Continue reading

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The Vrana Myth: The 200-foot Game

Photo: NHL  Jakub Vrana is an interesting prospect on many levels. Taken 13th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Capitals, the smallish winger was touted for his high-end speed and great shot.

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Vegas, Vegas, Vegas: Let the Games Begin: Best Players Available

I hate chess. I mean I used to try to play – it looked like fun, but as a kid, I quickly learned that I was terrible at the game because for every move made, I had to try to … Continue reading

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Catfished by PenBC and the PenHL?

 Perception is reality. There are two sides to every story. The list of trite clichés that can be used, rather adeptly, to describe Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals is as endless as it is boring. Suffice it to … Continue reading

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Solving the Brooks Orpik Puzzle

When Brooks Orpik was signed to his five-year, $27.5 million deal 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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