Category Archives: Players

Alexander Semin Continues To Play The Game He Loves, Even Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo: KHL Alexander Semin still enjoys playing hockey. After earlier attempts at retirement, the 36-year-old winger is back doing what he really loves.

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Will Michal Kempny Be A Lock In The Capitals’ Top-Six When He Returns ?

After the Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Brenden Dillon to a four-year contract before he could have hit the unrestricted free agent market, the team has four left-handed defensemen on one-way contracts: Dillon, Dmitry Orlov, Jonas Siegenthaler, and Michal Kempny. In … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Defenses For 2020-21 Season

Metropolitan Division teams made big changes this offseason, with several significant moves coming on defense. Last month, NoVa Caps looked at Metropolitan Division goalie tandems. Now, it’s time to examine the eight teams’ projected defenses for the 2020-21 NHL season and … Continue reading

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“Backy to the Beginning”: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators – November 8, 2007

Chris Wattie/Reuters In most seasons under normal circumstances, the NHL in early November would be just over a month into the regular season. Some teams are in contention at that point while other teams are struggling.  This post takes a … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead To The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline: Who Could The Capitals Acquire?

Photo: The Rat Trick When the NHL Trade Deadline comes around every year, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan always ties to be active to put his team over the top as he has made at least two moves in each … Continue reading

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Winners And Losers Of 2020 NHL Offseason So Far

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images It has been an unusual offseason in the NHL to say the least, with a delay in both the draft and free agency and a flat salary cap. So, which teams … Continue reading

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Five Burning Questions For The Capitals In 2020-21

Photo: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Capitals made some big changes after their second consecutive first-round exit and allowing an average of 3.44 goals-per-game after December 22, the highest among teams that participated in the NHL’s return-to-play format. After … Continue reading

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A Milestone And a Cloud of Controversy – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers – November 8, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances, barring strikes, lockouts, or pandemics, the NHL in early November is a month into their regular season.  This particular Retro Recap, Diane details a game from that time frame during the 1997-98 season, specifically, the Capitals’ game … Continue reading

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A Look At Possible Trade Partners For Capitals

After signing three right-handed defensemen in Justin Schultz, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, and Paul LaDue in free agency, the Washington Capitals are currently more than $1 million over the NHL salary cap. The only solution: someone appears to be heading out the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Halloween Happenings: Horrors and Highlights

Photo: Associated Press In a normal year, October means many things. It’s a time when the weather gets colder, the leaves on the trees turn color, and college and professional football are in full swing. The Major League Baseball postseason is … Continue reading

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