Category Archives: Players

Washington Capitals – First Quarter Review – 2017-2018

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty With the Washington Capitals having played 21 games during the 2017-2018 season, it is time to do a quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the first quarter of the … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Milestone Wins

In his NHL career, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has accumulated an impressive resume, which includes over 200 wins, a Vezina Trophy win and runner-up, and tying the legendary Martin Brodeur’s record for most wins in a single season. In this … Continue reading

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Chandler Stephenson Appears to Have Earned Himself A Permanent Spot on the Capitals

Photo: NHL Since being recalled by the Capitals after an injury to fellow forward Andre Burakovsky, forward Chandler Stephenson has played impressively, and it appears his hard work ethic and productive start to the season (with the Caps) has earned … Continue reading

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Why Protecting Nate Schmidt in the Expansion Draft Over Dmitry Orlov May Not Have Been As Risky A Move As it Seems

Photo: Patrick Smith With the Capitals facing an upcoming Expansion Draft and a multitude of pending free agents potentially and likely hitting the open market, the Capitals had decisions to make. Among the key defensemen lost over the summer was … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Players Are Participating in the 2017 Karjala Cup

Alex Brandon/Associated Press The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is currently on break from November 8-12 so that players can participate in international competition during that time frame. One such competition is the Karjala Cup, which is the first leg of … Continue reading

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Is Tom Wilson the Next Chris “Knuckles” Nilan?

Photo: NESN Capitals right winger Tom Wilson has long been considered by many outside (and some within) Washington to be a player incapable of becoming a more offensive player in an ever-changing NHL after developing a reputation as an enforcer-type … Continue reading

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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Competing for Team Russia in Germany Cup

The KHL has a break in their season, with no games scheduled from November 8 through November 12, so that selected players are free to play in international competition such as the Deutchland Cup, otherwise known as the Germany Cup. 

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After Unwanted, Rough Start to the Season, Tom Wilson Making Up for Lost Time

Richard A. Whittaker/Getty Images When Capitals right wing Tom Wilson was handed a four-game suspension before the start of this season, one that he was/is expected to take on a more offensive role than he had played in his first … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Leaves Game with Injury, His Head Coach Fired After Game

Photos: Metallurg On Thursday, November 2, 2017, KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the team in which Capitals’ goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov plays for, lost to Lada Togliatti by a 3-1 score at home.  This was their second loss in succession and their fourth … Continue reading

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One Month into the Season, How Are the Capitals’ Offseason Additions Faring?

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images With little salary cap space to work with heading into the summer, the Capitals were forced to say goodbye to top-six wingers Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson, as well as bottom-six forward Daniel Winnik via free … Continue reading

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