Category Archives: Washington Capitals

36 Going on “More Legendary”: A Look at Washington Capitals Icon Alex Ovechkin’s Accomplishments Up to Age 36

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain and franchise face Alex Ovechkin turned 36-years old on Friday. The team drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, but he did not make … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin And Evgeni Malkin: Comrades and Arch-Rivals

Photo: NHL The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was the first draft where the first two players selected were from Russia. The players were Alexander Ovechkin, whom the Washington Capitals drafted with the first overall pick, and Evgeni Malkin, who the … Continue reading

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Gearing Up For the Season: Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom, Elliot Segal Wish Capitals Hockey Academy Well Prior to the Start of 2021-22 Season

Photo: Stay Arlington After a somewhat normal feel to the offseason, the 2021-22 NHL season is right around the corner, with members of the Washington Capitals returning to MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia, to begin skating and prepping for … Continue reading

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A Review Of Common Strategies For Dodging The NHL’s Salary Cap

Photo: NHL Since the salary cap was implemented as part of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement prior to the 2005-06 season, teams have taken advantage of loopholes to jettison a player who seemed overpaid relative to their perceived value. Many … Continue reading

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Milestones in Reach For Washington Capitals Players During The 2021-22 Season

Photo: Washington Capitals The 2021-22 NHL season should be a regular-sized season of 82 games, unlike the 2020-21 season, which was shortened to 56 games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the season unfolds, several players on the Capitals’ roster … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That – The Goalie Go-Round Edition

Photo: David Zalubowski / AP This was an off season where goalie movement was truly a carousel, with many goalies switching teams through either the expansion draft, free agency, or trades. In fact, several teams replaced their entire goaltending corps. … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev Participates In 2021 Sochi Open

Photo: Russian Hockey While August may be a relatively dead month for hockey in North America, hockey is already gearing up in Russia with Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) preseason games, and tournaments, such as the Hlinka-Gretzky Tournament (for Under-18 players) … Continue reading

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The Russian Invasion: An Updated Look At The Influx Of Russian Netminders In The Metropolitan Division

In recent seasons we’ve seen a tremendous wave of new Russian-born goaltenders begin to make an impact in the Metropolitan Division. NoVa Caps examined this before the 2019-20 season and provided an update prior to the 2020-21 season.

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Capitals Prospect Haakon Hanelt Scores Goal, Two Assists In Under 20 Summer Challenge Tournament

Photo: German Ice Hockey Federation Twitter There may be no hockey action currently in North America, but young prospects in Europe are taking part in preseason tournaments in preparation for the IIHF World Junior Championships that will begin in late … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny: What To Expect When He Returns From Injury

Michal Kempny was a major catalyst on the 2018 Stanley Cup winning Capitals team, generating immediate dividends after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the trade deadline. Kempny was extended for four years with an average annual value … Continue reading

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