Category Archives: Players

Capitals’ John Carlson Finishes Second In Hardest Shot At 2020 NHL All-Star Skills

Photo: @Capitals A year after winning the hardest shot at the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Competition with a 102.8 mile-per-hour slap shot, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson did better than last year at 104.5 but came in second with Montreal … Continue reading

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Wayne Gretzky: “I Want To See [Capitals’ Alex] Ovechkin [Break] My Record”

Photo: NHL.com The NHL’s all-time points leader, Wayne Gretzky, told NHL.com Russia that he wants to see Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin break his all-time goals record.

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Adios, Mexico! Washington Capitals Wrap-Up Bye Week And All-Star Break Vacations

Some much needed time off came to a close as most Washington Capitals are returning to the District from the All-Star Break with friends and family. With the skills event tonight, here are the last bits of photos and videos from … Continue reading

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NHL Announces All-Star Skills Events, Participants; Capitals’ John Carlson To Compete In Hardest Shot, Braden Holtby In Saves Streak

Photo: NBCS The NHL announced the events for the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills and who will be participating in which competitions on Friday night at Enterprise Center in St. Louis (8 PM ET, NBCSN). Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson will … Continue reading

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A Look Back At The Capitals’ 2017 Expansion Draft Protection List

Photo: LVRJ With the Vegas Golden Knights in the midst of their third season as a franchise, NoVa Caps looks back at the Washington Capitals‘ protection list for the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft to see whether they might change anything … Continue reading

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Stars Set to Shine in St. Louis: A Preview of the 2020 NHL All-Star Game

Photo: NHL via Getty Images By now, most NHL players are off to warm beaches, tropical climates, or even horseback riding, with the league in the midst of its annual All-Star break. However, for a select number of NHL players, … Continue reading

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An Early Look At Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Summer To-Do List

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big summer looming with major contributors’ contracts set to expire, key role players up as restricted free agents, and some big names that can sign contract extensions on July 1. NoVa Caps takes … Continue reading

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Who Could Be Moved At The Trade Deadline? Player Trade Ratings For The Capitals’ Organization

As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches next month, NoVa Caps gives out trade ratings to every player and major prospect in the Washington Capitals‘ organization. The ratings provide a basic classification for the availability of the player being utilized in … Continue reading

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Clash Of The Titans – The Metropolitan Division Is Showing Its Superiority Over the Rest of the NHL

The Metropolitan Division is tight and is shaping up to be a dogfight down the stretch. Continue reading

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The Streak: A Look Back at the Capitals’ Historic Winning Streak 10 Years Later – Part 1

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America On January 13, 2010, the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers on the road in a shootout in a game in which they had fallen behind 4-1, only to come back to win in a … Continue reading

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