Tag Archives: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Washington Capitals — Drafts By The Decades
Photo: NHLI via Getty Images Here are a few memories of players that the Washington Capitals drafted in past NHL drafts. This focus was inspired by a “Days Gone By” section of a small-town newspaper called “The Greeley Citizen”, which … Continue reading
Tom Wilson Skates In 600th Career NHL Game For The Capitals
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson played in his 600th career NHL game on Friday night against the Blues in St. Louis. He is the third-youngest forward inCapitals’ franchise history to reach the milestone, behind Mike Gartner and Alex Ovechkin.
The Derecho Draft: What Became of the Players Selected in the First-Round Of The 2012 Draft
Photo: Sports Illustrated The 2012 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 29-30 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The draft weekend also coincided with a series of major thunderstorms that affected a large area throughout North America. The … Continue reading
“And The Washington Capitals Select…”: Recent Washington Capitals Drafts to Remember
Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images In this post we will take a look at some of the more memorable drafts in which the Washington Capitals participated. This includes drafts that are remembered, due to events leading up to the draft, including … Continue reading
Recent Draft Picks Of The Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues – Part 1
Photo: Washington Capitals As most hockey fans know, the last two Stanley Cup winners, the St. Louis Blues in 2019 and the Washington Capitals in 2018, had never won the Stanley Cup until their recent wins. However, the two teams … Continue reading
Draft Class Grades: Grading the Capitals’ Draft Picks in the Last 10 Years
Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images In recent weeks the “10-year Challenge” has been the craze on social media, something NoVa Caps did for the Caps’ players a few weeks ago. Keeping up with the 10-year theme, NoVa Caps is currently assessing … Continue reading
Top-Line Tom: Tom Wilson Finally Molding into the Top-Six Player the Caps Envisioned
James Guillory/USA Today After an impressive performance in the first round of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Capitals right wing Tom Wilson seemed to have begun to turn his career around after beginning it as a fourth-line player through his first … Continue reading
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”.
Is This the Year Tom Wilson Breaks Out?
Tom Wilson is one of many fan favorites on the Washington Capitals roster, and rightfully so. In his first two NHL seasons, Wilson has established himself as a no-nonsense type of player who is willing to drop the gloves in … Continue reading