Category Archives: Roster Moves

Hockey and All That: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The offseason between the 2020-2021 and 2021-22 seasons continues to be eventful. It has included additional player signings and acquisitions and other news since NoVa Caps’ previous light-hearted summary of the offseason events in early August. … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We Want To See Vitek Vanecek Play”

After goaltender Henrik Lundqvist announced that he will not play for the Washington Capitals during the 2020-21 season due to a heart issue, GM Brian MacLellan told the media on Wednesday that “we want to see Vitek Vanecek play” and … Continue reading

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After The Henrik Lundqvist News, There Are More Questions Facing Capitals

Photo: NHL.com After goaltender Braden Holtby signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks and the news that newly-signed goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will miss the entire 2020-21 season due to a heart condition, the Washington Capitals now have a hole … Continue reading

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First Look At The Capitals Opening Night Roster For The 2020-21 Season

The 2020 NHL offseason is quickly coming to a close, with training camps possibly opening in a little over two weeks. There have been quite a few moving pieces during this brief but busy offseason, leaving a number of questions … Continue reading

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2020-21 Canadian Division Preview

Photo: Terence Leung/Getty Images While nothing is set in stone, it appears that the 2020-21 NHL season will be limited to intradivisional play and will feature a realignment due to the United States-Canada border closure, which has no timetable for … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead To 2021 Free Agency For the Capitals

Photo: Micheline Veluvolu The 2021 offseason will be a big one for the Washington Capitals as captain Alex Ovechkin can become an unrestricted free agent and forward Jakub Vrana and goaltender Ilya Samsonov can each become restricted free agents. They … Continue reading

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Could 2020-21 Be Lars Eller’s Last Season With The Capitals?

As a result of the loss of revenue due to COVID-19, the NHL salary cap will remain flat at $81.5 million for the next three seasons, which is obviously a bad break for teams such as the Washington Capitals who … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Capitals’ Defenseman Justin Schultz

Photo: NHL.com After averaging 3.44 goals-against per game from December 22 onward, the most among the 24 teams that participated in the NHL’s return-to-play plan, the Washington Capitals signed three defensemen in Justin Schultz, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, and Paul LaDue … Continue reading

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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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