Category Archives: Propsects

Great Relief, But No Reward for Ilya Samsonov

Photo: HC Slovan Metallurg Magnitogorsk continued their western road trip traveling from Helsinki, Finland to Bratislava, Slovakia to play Slovan Bratislava on January 9.  Slovan Bratislava was in fifth place in the Bobrov Division and had the second worst record … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospect Brian Pinho is Heating Up

Graphic: Providence College The turn of the calender year represents the start of the second half of the hockey season for college teams, as they begin to set their sights on postseason play. Brian Pinho, the Capitals’ sixth-round draft pick in … Continue reading

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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Loses Heartbreaker for Magnitogorsk

On January 3, Metallurg Magnitogorsk resumed KHL action after their New Year’s break, having last played on December 27.  This time, they played Dynamo-Minsk at home.  Ilya Samsonov started in goal for the fourth straight time for Magnitka while Jhonas … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Monthly Prospect Report for December, 2017

This is the third installment of NoVa Caps’ monthly reports on Washington Capitals’ prospects. The report summarizes activities for each of the Capitals’ prospects for the month of December and provides an overall “Trending” rating for each player. We also … Continue reading

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Two Capitals Prospects Participating at 2018 World Junior Championships in Buffalo

The World Junior Championships started this Tuesday in Buffalo, New York and ends on January 5. 10 countries – Canada, the United States, Finland, Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Russia, Belarus – are participating in the 18 and … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Beats Moscow Dynamo

On December 27, Metallurg Magnitogorsk returned home to Magnitogorsk to host HC Moscow Dynamo.  Prior to this game, Dynamo had 17 wins in regulation, 7 shootout wins, 18 regular losses, 1 overtime loss, and 3 shootout losses. 

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Update on Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov: Christmas Hangover in St Petersburg

Most Caps fans recall that the Washington Capitals lost 3-0 to the Las Vegas Knights on December 23, before breaking for Christmas.  Meanwhile, on the “other” side of the pond, KHL teams were still playing, including Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the team … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Beats CSKA Moscow in First Apperance in Nearly a Month

Photos: KHL Capitals goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov is arguably, one of, if not the, best netminding prospects in hockey and despite a season in which he has struggled, the former first-round pick earned a win against CSKA Moscow in his … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goaltending Depth Quickly Becoming an Organizational Strength

Photo: Washington Capitals The Capitals have always had strong, overall depth within in the organization, and like any NHL team, the positional strength varies from season-to-season. Over the last several seasons, the Capitals’ seemingly biggest strength has become its goaltending. … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Update for November

This is the  second installment of NoVa Caps’ contributor Luke Adomanis’ monthly updates on Washington Capitals’ prospects. You can read October’s update here.

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