Tag Archives: 2017-18

Why T.J. Oshie is the Heart and Soul of the Capitals

When the Capitals acquired him two years ago in a trade with the St. Louis Blues, right wing T.J. Oshie was viewed as a complimentary piece to the Capitals’ Stanley Cup puzzle, a player who could hopefully help get the … Continue reading

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Stats From The Capitals 4-2 Preseason Win Over The Canadiens

While it may be the preseason, a time when stats may not matter as much as they do during the regular season everyone has to shake off offseason rust. NoVa Caps will be tracking statistics throughout the preseason, while keeping … Continue reading

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Crikey! Nathan Walker is on the Cusp of NHL History

Photo: Washington Capitals From the moment he was drafted, Capitals prospect Nathan Walker literally made history. As the first Australian-born player taken in the NHL Entry Draft (89th overall in 2014), Walker put himself in a good position to (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Has Arrived to Training Camp With A Purpose

Photo: Washington Capitals After a 2016-17 season that saw Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin score just 33 goals, General Manager Brian MacLellan made it clear that the soon-to-be 32-year old left wing (September 17) would need to change his conditioning and … Continue reading

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Could Liam O’Brien Be A Darkhorse Candidate to Make the Capitals’ Roster?

Photo: NHL With Capitals training camp getting underway today, there are numerous forward prospects and camp invitees that are hoping to fill one of the empty spots in the team’s Opening Night lineup. While the top forward prospects such as … Continue reading

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Despite The Changes This Offseason, The Capitals Still Have A Good Chance of Winning the Metropolitan Division

Photo: Capitals When one reads a season preview for the 2017-18 Washington Capitals, one is bound to see the same thing. It’s a team that has been at the top of the standings for the past two seasons, but is … Continue reading

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Images from Alex Ovechkin’s New Papa John’s Commercial

Photo: @astrayj Papa John’s Pizza is one of the major sponsors of the Capitals and captain Alex Ovechkin is one of the company’s most famous endorsers. Last season, Ovechkin was featured in a local commercial for the company that featured … Continue reading

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Capitals Daily Report: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Photo: @Capitals The Capitals took the ice on Wednesday morning at Kettler to gear up for another season. The full squad is here, as are the prospects. Today’s preliminary skate was split into two groups with the veterans on the … Continue reading

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Jay Beagle: How this Fan Favorite Can Lead the New Guys

When one thinks of the Capitals’ core, mainstream players such as Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Braden Holtby come to mind. But there is often one that some people forget and without him, the Capitals wouldn’t have the full depth … Continue reading

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Matt Niskanen Could Be the X-Factor for the Capitals’ Defense This Season

When the Capitals signed defenseman Matt Niskanen in free agency three years ago, they did so hoping that he could help bolster a defensive unit that had lacked a true game-changer for quite some time. And while Niskanen has met … Continue reading

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