Goal for Gudas: Radko Gudas Scores in First Game in A Capitals Sweater

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In a summer of changes to their lineup, the Capitals added defenseman Radko Gudas to their defensive corps, in a swap that saw longtime Capital Matt Niskanen head to the Philadelphia Flyers. As with many of the new additions, fans were eager to see what impact Gudas could have in replacing Niskanen. Continue reading

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Report: Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien Taking Time Off To “Ponder” His NHL Future

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According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien left the team just prior to the beginning of training camp last week to contemplate his future in the NHL. The Jets or Ben Hankinson, Byfuglien’s agent, have yet to respond to his comment request. Continue reading

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Training Camp Notebook – Day 6: Preparing For The St. Louis Blues; Lars Eller Out With Upper Body Injury

Wednesday was day six of training camp for the Washington Capitals at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The “Red Group” held their morning skate in advance of tonight’s game with the St. Louis Blues, while “Blue” and “White” groups continued with camp development drills and scrimmages. Thursday will be a day off for the team before they resume training camp activities on Friday. Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin to Receive Wayne Gretzky International Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Alex Ovechkin will be honored as the recipient of the prestigious Wayne Gretzky International Award as part of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., it was announced today by USA Hockey.  Continue reading

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NHL Releases Video Detailing Rule Changes For 2019-2020 Season

On Tuesday the NHL released a five-minute video detailing the rules changes in place for the coming season. The video provides an in-depth review of changes associated with expanded use of video review, enhanced player safety initiatives and changes made to promote more offense and flow to the game.
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Connor McMichael, Capitals’ Prospects Impress In First Preseason Game

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It didn’t take long for the Capitals 2019 first round selection Connor McMichael to make an impression on the fans, management and maybe most importantly, his teammates, playing in his first exhibition game against the Chicago Blackhawks.  Finishing with an assist and a strong overall showing, McMichael showed flashes of his offensive flair and looked like he’s on the brink of a big season back with London in the Ontario Hockey League. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad! Sergei Ovechkin Visits Capitals’ Training Camp on His Father’s Birthday, Complete With Birthday Balloons and An “Ovi Jr.” Jersey

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Today not only marked the official release of the highly-anticipated “Ovi-O’s”, but the 34th birthday of their namesake, Alex Ovechkin, who spent the morning practicing in training camp, which is now fully underway. However, The Great Eight had a special visitor at camp in the form of his one-year old son Sergei. Continue reading

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Capitals Training Camp Notebook – Day 5: Team Braces For Life Without Evgeny Kuznetsov, Lars Eller Skates In His Spot

Defenseman Michal Kempny, who is recovering from hamstring surgery which took place on April 2, skated with the Washington Capitals‘ first practice group on Tuesday while wearing a no-contact jersey but left after 20 minutes on the ice. Head coach Todd Reirden stated that getting Kempny in a preseason game would be ideal but he won’t play him until he’s fully healthy. More news from day five of training camp can be found below: Continue reading

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2019-20 Central Division Preview

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The 2019-20 NHL regular season is inching closer and closer, and hockey fans are itching with excitement.  It is that time of year where previews are on the horizon.  Nova Caps has already looked and previewed the Atlantic Division.  The next Division we will cover is the Central Division.  Will the St. Louis Blues repeat as Stanley Cup Champion next season?  What will happen this season in one of the toughest Divisions in the NHL? Continue reading

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Axel Jonsson Fjällby Looks Back On A Roller Coaster Year, And The Season Ahead In North America

Just one goal in SHL’s regular season – then seven goals in the playoffs. In a recent interview with Uffe Bodin for HockeySverige.se, Axel Jonsson Fjällby looks back on a roller coaster year that allowed him to take many new lessons with him to North America. Continue reading

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