Tag Archives: 2017-18

Why Protecting Nate Schmidt in the Expansion Draft Over Dmitry Orlov May Not Have Been As Risky A Move As it Seems

Photo: Patrick Smith With the Capitals facing an upcoming Expansion Draft and a multitude of pending free agents potentially and likely hitting the open market, the Capitals had decisions to make. Among the key defensemen lost over the summer was … Continue reading

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Ovechkin Records Hat Trick in Season Opener

What a way to kick off the new year! Alex Ovechkin recorded his 18th regular season career hat trick in Washington’s season-opening 5-4 shootout win in Ottawa on Thursday. All three of Ovi’s goals were at even strength, where Ovechkin … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Announce Roster Cuts, Trim Roster by 10

Photo: Julie Beidler After recently beginning their own training camp, the Capitals’ American Hockey League Affiliate Hershey Bears received several players from the Caps on loan in preparation for the start of the AHL season. Today, the Bears announced their … Continue reading

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Are The NHL’s Increased Penalties for Safety or for Money?

Elsa/Getty Images With a new season fast approaching, the NHL, like all of the teams in it, has been working to prepare itself for 2,542 regular season games as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs. One of the ways in … Continue reading

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Tyler Graovac Making A Name for Himself With His Extended Training Camp Stay

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images When the Capitals acquired center Tyler Graovac in a trade this past summer, the move seemed to have been made to allow the Capitals to protect fellow center Lars Eller in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. And … Continue reading

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Capitals Announce Latest Set of Roster Cuts, Get Closer to Final Roster

After the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the team’s fourth preseason game last night, more roster cuts were expected to come sometime today. This morning, the Capitals announced their second round of roster cuts, trimming their roster … Continue reading

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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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