Tag Archives: 2018-19

Draft Class Grades (Updated): Grading the Capitals’ Draft Picks in the Last 10 Years — Pre-2019 NHL Entry Draft Edition

Photo: Richard Wolowics/Getty Images North America Back in February, inspired by the “10-Year Challenge” that was popular on social media at the time, NoVa Caps assessed the draft picks of the Capitals for the last 10 years; i.e. from 2008 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Capitals Games Of 2018-19 Season

Photo: Patrick McDermott Washington Capitals fans may have a tough time watching the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues compete to take the reigns of the Stanley Cup after their team won the ultimate prize a year ago but that … Continue reading

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Rising Up: A Look At Jakub Vrana’s Rapid Growth As A Player and Cornerstone for the Capitals

Photo: USA Today When the Capitals drafted forward Jakub Vrana with the 13th overall selection in the first-round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, they did so with the vision he would one day become a valuable contributor and key … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Burky: Why the Capitals Should Bring Back Andre Burakovsky Next Season

The Capitals have a number of players’ whose futures must be decided this offseason, with Brett Connolly and Carl Hagelin headlining the group as unrestricted free agents. One player whose future was debated throughout the 2018-19 season is Andre Burakovsky, … Continue reading

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Climbing the Books: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 was a good season for the Capitals, although they fell short of their ultimate goal of repeating as Stanley Cup champions. During the regular season, many of the team’s players managed to reach career milestones.  Prior to the … Continue reading

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The Final “Score”: Player Report Cards For the 2018-2019 Season

With the Capitals’ season over and the offseason just around the corner, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle gives a final “Report Card” for each player for the Capitals this season, breaking down the grades by position.

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Reinvented and Effective: Tom Wilson’s Transformation As A Player A Highlight of the 2018-19 Season

Photo: Adam Hunger/Associated Press While the Capitals’ season ended in less than spectacular fashion, it was not without bright spots. One such highlight was the career season put on by right wing Tom Wilson, who bounced back from an early-season … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Fourth Quarter Review: 2018-2019 Season

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHL Via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having finished the 2018-2019 regular season, it is time to do the fourth and last quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Having Another Productive Season For the Capitals, and Under the Radar of the Rest of the League

Photo: NHL If there’s one thing that the Capitals and their fans have come to appreciate over the last 12 seasons, it’s the consistency and production that star center Nicklas Backstrom has shown and given since entering the NHL in … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Second Quarter Review – 2018-2019 Season

With the Washington Capitals having played 41 games in the 2018-2019 season, it is time to conduct a second quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the second quarter of the Capitals’ season … Continue reading

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