Category Archives: Opinion

Which Teams Would Have The Best Chance Of Pulling Off An Upset In The NHL Play-In Round?

Photo: Norm Hall/Getty Images After the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs featured a whopping five upsets, just imagine the possibilities for this year with 24 teams and a play-in round for all teams ranked fifth through twelfth … Continue reading

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A Look At Alex Ovechkin’s Scoring Surges: Was January The Hottest The Capitals’ Captain Has Ever Been?

Photo: NBC PHT Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin erupted with 14 goals and 15 points over seven games from January 13-February 4 earlier this season, a stretch of games that included three hat-tricks and saw him pass four Hall of … Continue reading

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Reader’s Opinion | The NHL Needs To Finish the 2019-2020 Season

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The National Hockey League is among the many major sports leagues that shut down in early March for the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have to be sure to complete the 2019-2020 season. Since the shut down, … Continue reading

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An Early Look At UFA Goalies To Fill The Capitals’ Backup Role Next Season

Photo: NBC DFW With goaltender Braden Holtby possibly not returning to the Washington Capitals next season, as he looks for a big payday that the Capitals can’t afford, the team will need to sign a veteran backup goalie in free agency, … Continue reading

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Top Capitals’ Players To Watch If 2019-20 Season Resumes

Photo: @Capitals If the NHL season resumes, the Washington Capitals will come back anxious to prove themselves after posting a 19-16-3 in their final 38 games before the pause, including a poor 6-8-3 run since February 1. Only the Detroit … Continue reading

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What Should The Capitals Do With Their Defense This Offseason?

Photo: @Capitals While goaltender Braden Holtby is arguably the biggest unrestricted free agent on the Washington Capitals, the team has some big decisions on defense looming after the 2019-20 season is over. Brenden Dillon and Radko Gudas can become unrestricted … Continue reading

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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: 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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