John Carlson Named To First All-Star Team

Moments after it was announced that Capitals defenseman John Carlson finished second to Predators Roman Josi in the 2020 Norris Trophy voting, the NHL announced that Carlson was selected to the league’s First All-Star Team. Continue reading

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Predators’ Roman Josi Wins Norris Trophy, Capitals’ John Carlson Finishes Second

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Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators was selected as the 2020 Norris Trophy Winner. It is Josi’s first career Norris Trophy, which is awarded annually “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position.” The Preds blueliner beat out John Carlson of the Washington Capitals and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning for this season’s award. Continue reading

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Review Of Washington Capitals Injuries From the 2019-20 Regular Season

Fortunately for the Washington Capitals, they were the healthiest team in the NHL last season when it comes to total man-games lost. Unfortunately for the Capitals the healthy season and opportunity was ultimately squandered in the postseason.

Here is our annual review of Capitals injuries, which includes a summary for the resultant cap-hit for man-games lost, time on ice lost and WAR lost as a direct result of the injuries. Continue reading

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A Few Facts About The 2020 Stanley Cup Finalists

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With the Stanley Cup Finals between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning having started last night in Edmonton and continuing through September 30, here are a few fun facts about this year’s finalists. Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah: Stanley Cup Contenders Who Fell From the Promised Land

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Throughout NHL history, there have been a number of teams who have made the Stanley Cup Final only to fall into mediocrity for years following their appearance in the “Big Dance”. This list includes teams at the end of their contention window, due to the aging of core players and/or losing key players due to free agency. Continue reading

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The Latest On The Start Of The 2020-21 NHL Season And The Leading Indicators For How It May Look

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First things first, as it needs to be stated.

The NHL and the NHLPA have done a tremendous job in developing and executing a plan for the successful conclusion of the 2019-20 season. The fact that there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 since the 24 teams entered the Edmonton and Toronto bubbles back in late July is truly an incredible feat. There were certainly plenty of doubters when the plan was first introduced. Stick taps to all. Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Final Preview

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The Tampa Bay Lightning, the second seed in the Eastern Conference, will face the Dallas Stars, the third in the Western Conference, in the 2020 Stanley Cup Final with Game 1 from Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday night (7:30 PM ET, NBC). This will be the first time the two teams have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

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NHL Award Show to Air Monday, September 21 – Norris Trophy Winner Will Be Announced

The National Hockey League announced on Friday that it will reveal the winners of its five remaining regular-season trophies during “2020 NHL Awards presented by Las Vegas,” a 30-minute show that will air at 6:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 21. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Sign Daniel Sprong

The Washington Capitals announced on Friday afternoon the signing of forward prospect Daniel Sprong to a two-year, one-way contract for $725,000 AAV.
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Marcus Johansson Is Looking Forward To Reuniting With Former Capitals’ Coach Dean Evason in Minnesota

Former Washington Capitals forward Marucs Johansson has been on the move since he was traded from Washington to New Jersey on July 2, 2017. With stops in New Jersey, Boston and Buffalo, Marcus is now off to his fourth team after being traded to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. Marcus spoke about his latest trade the following day with Gunnar Nordström of Continue reading

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