Category Archives: Propsects

A Look Inside The Capitals’ Penalty Problem: Are They Really Getting Sent To The Box More This Year?

Photo: AP After getting penalized a grand total of 549 minutes last season (the ninth most in the NHL), the Washington Capitals are already at 536 this season (fourth most). As a result, head coach Todd Reirden has started benching players … Continue reading

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Draft Class Grades: Grading the Capitals’ Draft Picks in the Last 10 Years

Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images In recent weeks the “10-year Challenge” has been the craze on social media, something NoVa Caps did for the Caps’ players a few weeks ago. Keeping up with the 10-year theme, NoVa Caps is currently assessing … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Report – January, 2019

Welcome to the fourth installment of NoVa Caps’ monthly prospect reports for the 2018-2019 Washington Capitals. This report summarizes activities for each of the Capitals’ prospects for the month of January, 2019, and provides an overall “Trending” rating for each … Continue reading

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Bears Brothers: Liam O’Brien and Riley Barber Find Lifelong Friendship with Hershey Bears (Part 2)

Photos: Tori Hartman HERSHEY, PA. — In the Internet era, consumers always want to read a review of products and places, whether that’s a new restaurant or a new book. Well, what if like Rate my Professor, one had rate … Continue reading

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Left-Handed Overload: What Should The Caps Do With All Of Their Southpaw Defensemen?

The Washington Capitals have a problem. Since the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Capitals have selected eight left-handed defensemen and acquired two more through trade and free agency (Michal Kempny and Kris Bindulis, respectively). Some of these selections have been … Continue reading

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Bears Brothers: Liam O’Brien & Riley Barber Find Lifelong Friendship with Hershey Bears (Part 1)

Photos by Tori Hartman and Joe Noyes HERSHEY, PA. — Did we just become best friends? Yep! Much like Dale and Brennan in the movie “Step Brothers,” it seems like a friendship between Hershey Bears’ forwards Liam O’Brien and Riley … Continue reading

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United States Rally From Two-Goal Deficit​ in Third Period But Fall To Finland, 3-2, in World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game

Photo: @SportsCentre Despite a late rally to tie the game after being down by two in the third period, the United States fell to Finland by a score of 3-2 in the IIHF World Junior Championship game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on … Continue reading

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Capitals Defensive Prospect Alexandar Alexeyev Makes Defenseman Fall Down, Scores Goal In Russia’s Game vs. Slovakia at World Junior Championships

Washington Capitals defensive prospect Alexandar Alexeyev scored in the Russian’s game vs. Slovakia on Wednesday night. The goal was the Russians’ third in a span of 2:13 and chased Slovak goaltender Samuel Hlavaj out of the net. 

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Washington Capitals Prospect Report – December, 2018

Welcome to the third installment of NoVa Caps’ monthly prospect reports for the 2018-2019 Washington Capitals. This report summarizes activities for each of the Capitals’ prospects for the month of December 2018, and provides an overall “Trending” rating for each … Continue reading

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Capitals’ 2018 First-Round Pick Alexander Alexeyev Scores and Adds Assist in World Junior Championship Game Against Switzerland, Helps Russia Win 7-4

While much of the focus surrounding the Capitals has been on young defensemen Madison Bowey and Tyler Lewington, who scored their first NHL goals in Saturday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators, one of the team’s top defensive prospects scored … Continue reading

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