Category Archives: Salary Cap

Capitals Sign Alex Chiasson to a One-Year Deal

Photo: Alex Brandon/AP After signing a PTO agreement with the Capitals during training camp, Alex Chiasson had to prove himself worthy in the preseason to get a chance to play on the Capitals. He earned that spot and the Capitals … Continue reading

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With Opening Night Six Days Away, Who Will Take the Ice for the Capitals Next Thursday?

So far the Capitals have been through two weeks of training camp, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. For last week’s projection, click here. In this piece, NoVa Caps contributor … Continue reading

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Capitals Announce First Round of Roster Cuts

The Washington Capitals made their first round of cuts today. Coach Barry Trotz announced that Damian Riat (Geneve-Servette), Dmitri Zaitsev (Moose Jaw), Tanner Jeannot (Moose Jaw), Brendan Semchuck (Vancouver Giants), Garrett Pilon (Hershey), Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen), Jimmy DeVito, Robbie Baillargeon, … Continue reading

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Projecting the Caps’ Opening Night Lineup through Week 1 of Training Camp

So far the Capitals have played two preseason games, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ contributor Harrison Brown takes a look at what the Capitals … Continue reading

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Capitals sign Alex Chiasson to a PTO

Photo: NHL The Capitals signed forward Alex Chiasson to a Professional Tryout (PTO) contract, the team announced this morning. Training camp opens on Friday. This is the second PTO the Capitals have handed out in the past week. On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: Jay ​Beagle

NoVa Caps has been preparing key “player previews” for the upcoming season as the Washington Capitals begin to gear up for the start of training camp in two weeks. Today, we continue our player previews with center Jay Beagle. 

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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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Grading General Manager Brian MacLellan’s Offseason Moves for First 4 Years

Since Brian MacLellan became General Manager in Washington, the Capitals have gone from a team that missed the playoffs to one of the best teams in the league.  How have his moves made during his tenure stacked up in retrospect? In this article, Harrison … Continue reading

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Contract Comparison: Evgeny Kuznetsov vs. Leon Draisaitl

Photo: Shaugn Butts/Edmonton Journal On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers announced that they signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract worth $68 million, with a cap hit of $8.5 million. The contract is similar to the one Capitals center Evgeny … Continue reading

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Contract Comparison: Ryan Johansen Versus Evgeny Kuznetsov

Player comparison: Ryan Johansen versus Evgeny Kuznetsov. Continue reading

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