2022-23 NHL Offseason Power Rankings

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After teams across the NHL changed their outlook for the 2022-23 season for the better or worse over the offseason, NoVa Caps does our annual preseason power rankings. (⬆️Up or ⬇️Down represent spaces moved since final 2021-22 NHL standings). Continue reading

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Capital Gains: Washington Capitals’ Once “Shallow” Prospect Pool Finally Gaining Depth


Once considered by many as one of the NHL’s weakest prospect pools, the Washington Capitals have made significant gains over the past three NHL Entry Drafts. The team has also made several recent key free-agent signings that have added much needed value to the overall depth. And while early returns appear promising, there is still work to do. Continue reading

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Comparing The Capitals’ Goals Above Replacement (GAR) Before And After Free Agency

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The 2022-23 season is set to be an intriguing one for the Washington Capitals. Following the fourth straight first round exit in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it was clear there would be changes to the roster. On top of roster additions, subtractions, and additions by subtractions, the Capitals are hoping that they can address their aging veteran core by adding younger, faster talent around them. Continue reading

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Schedule And Game Times For Washington Capitals Prospects Haakon Hanelt And Oskar Magnusson In 2022 World Junior Championship

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The re-scheduled 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship is set to start on Tuesday in Edmonton, with forwards Haakon Hanelt (Germany) and Oskar Magnusson (Sweden) representing the Washington Capitals. Continue reading

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“Staffer” Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Ring Available On eBay

Got $12,500? Want a Washington Capitals Stanley Cup ring? Now may be your chance to grab one of the rings presented to Washington Capitals staff in 2018. No, it’s not the model given to the players, coaches and management, but it’s probably the next best thing. Continue reading

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Playing Dylan: Deeper Dive On Capitals New Center Dylan Strome

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If you followed along with us during the days leading up to the opening of NHL free agency on July 13, you know we were lobbying for the Washington Capitals to sign Chicago Blackhawks unrestricted free agent center Dylan Strome. It was like dangling a steak in front of a dog. Continue reading

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Photos: Visiting The 1932 And 1980 Winter Olympic Ice Rinks In Lake Placid, New York

Last week, I had the pleasure to visit Lake Placid, New York, home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics Games. While there, I got a chance to visit the ice rinks where the Games took place, including the historical 1980 victory over Soviet Union in ice hockey. Here are a few of the pictures that I took along the way: Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Will Retire Chris Bourque’s No. 17 Next Season: “The Best Part of My Career Was Playing in Hershey”

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The Hershey Bears, American Hockey League affiliate of the Washington Capitals, announced on Saturday that the team would be retiring the No. 17 jersey during the 2022-23 season for forward Chris Bourque, the son of NHL great Ray Bourque. Continue reading

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Dainius Zubrus: Washington Capitals Alumni Profile

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Danius Zubrus played for the Washington Capitals from 2001 through 2006 and was one of the Capitals players who was with the team when Alex Ovechkin made his NHL debut back in 2005. Continue reading

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Key Stats To Watch For Martin Fehervary And Axel Jonsson-Fjallby At The Start Of The 2022-23 Season

Yesterday we brought you the first in a series of articles that assess the Capitals youngsters performance during last season and identified key stats to watch for each of the players this coming season. The stats are intended to be key indicators for each of the players and how their performances are progressing (or regressing) during the 2022-23 season. Continue reading

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