Will the Capitals Defense be Alright?

Since the end of the season, the position that has been weakened the most on the Capitals has undoubtedly been the defense. Losing Schmidt, Alzner and Shattenkirk looks really bad on paper and raises quite a few questions: “Who is going to take Alzner’s heavy minutes?”, “Is Carlson good enough to anchor a second pair with a rookie?”, “Will the rookies be good enough?”, “Is Orpik going to be an anchor (the bad kind though) on the third pair?”. Well, let’s try to answer these questions. Continue reading

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“TJ Oshie” Days ‘Til Caps Hockey!

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There are just 77 days remaining until the Caps bring the fire back to the ice. Here’s a video using Pitbull’s “Fireball” to help hold you over. Happy TJ Oshie Days until hockey from all of us here at NoVa Caps!  Continue reading

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5-Years Later: Evaluation of Top Forwards Picked in 2012 Draft

Leading into the NHL Entry Draft of 2012, the consensus #1 pick was expected to be Nail Yakupov, a Russian-born player who played Juniors with the Sarnia Sting. One slogan for slumping teams in tank mode was “Fail for Nail”.  Continue reading

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With Many Summer Changes, How Will the Lines Shake Out at 2017 Capitals Training Camp?

The Capitals have made some major changes to their lineup over the course of the summer.  There will be plenty of new faces, and plenty of competition for the remaining roster spots. Continue reading

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Capitals Countdown, Top 10 Moments from 2016-17: #10

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Each week during the remainder of the offseason, NoVa Caps reporter Michael Marzzacco will take a trip down memory lane and share with you what he believes were the top 10 moments from this past season. We kick things off with #10: Nicklas Backstrom’s overtime goal against the Flyers on March 4.  Continue reading

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Bears Sign Hubert Labrie


HERSHEY, PA – The Hershey Bears announced via press release today that they have re-signed defenseman Hubert Labrie to a one-year, AHL contract.  Continue reading

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Celebrating 80 Years of Hockey Tradition (Video)

In 1932, Milton S. Hershey had a grand vision and established the Hershey Hockey Club, starting what would become a rich and storied hockey tradition. Originally the Hershey B’ars, they competed in the Tri-State Hockey League and the Eastern Amateur Hockey League before eventually joining the AHL for the 1938-1939 season.
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Interview: Kuznetsov Ready to Deliver on Caps’ High Expectations; Has Big Dreams for Caps and Life After Hockey

Evgeny Kuznetsov has emerged as one of the elite centers in the NHL the past couple of years. He just signed an 8-year contract worth $62.4 million a few weeks ago. Kuznetsov, 25, talked about his new contract and more with Alexey Shevchenko of Russia’s Sports Express. Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why the Washington Capitals Will Remain A Competitive Team in 2017-18


It has been another long summer for the Washington Capitals.  After failing to capture the Stanley Cup in 2016-17, the Capitals have had to make some significant changes during the offseason. Continue reading

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O’Brien is O’Back!

HERSHEY, PA – In a release, the Washington Capitals announced that they have re-signed forward Liam O’Brien to a one-year, two-way deal.($650,000/$85,000).
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