Category Archives: Profile

Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Michal Pivonka

Photo: NHL In the 43-year history of the Capitals, the team has had a number of talented, playmaking forwards. While current first-line center Nicklas Backstrom is the team’s all-time assists leader, the record was formerly held by one of the … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov has been through bumps and bruises but is developing into No. 1 defenseman for the Capitals

In his 6-year career in Washington, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has had ups and downs. He progressed from a player who makes very noticeable mistakes on the ice to one of the most important pieces on the Capitals roster. With the … Continue reading

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NHL on NBC’s Mike Milbury to step in Eddie Olczyk’s role​

Per USA Today, Mike Milbury will step into Eddie Olczyk’s role as co-commentator right next to Doc Emerick starting this season. The first game Milbury will be behind the mic will be on opening night when the Pittsburgh Penguins raise … Continue reading

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How Important Is Pheonix Copley to the Capitals?

When the Capitals acquired Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline they were not only keeping an eye on the chances they had at bringing Lord Stanley’s Cup for the first time to DC, they were … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Odds Have Changed in Past Few Weeks, Capitals Still one of Stanley Cup favorites

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Caps have been among the favorites to win the Stanley Cup over the last few years, but the Bovada Sports Book in Las Vegas, Nevada, recently downgraded the team’s chances to win it all this … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: John Carlson

What will Capitals fans see from defenseman John Carlson in 2017-18? Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: T.J. Oshie

As we do each and every year in the weeks leading up to Capitals training camp, NoVa Caps is preparing key “player previews” for the coming season. Today our annual player previews continue with T.J. Oshie.

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The New Washington Capitals: A Breakdown of the New Players Signed During the Free Agency Period

A breakdown of the new Washington Capitals during the 2017 NHL Free Agency Period. Continue reading

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Don’t Shovel Dirt on Ovechkin, Just Yet

 It’s become somewhat of a tradition. As soon as the Capitals’ season ends, stories begin to swirl about how Ovechkin is washed up, and the Capitals should trade him. Here’s a few reasons why that might not be a good … Continue reading

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Playing “Big” in Big Moments: I’m Orlovin’ it

As one would expect, game outcomes are becoming more hotly contested around the NHL as the regular season grows older. Numerous players on all 30 teams are stepping up at the right moments. The Capitals’ impactful player has been left-handed defenseman Dmitry Orlov. … Continue reading

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