Tag Archives: 2022-23 NHL Season

Post-2023 NHL Trade Deadline Power Rankings: Vegas, Los Angeles, Ottawa Jump; Winnipeg, Tampa Bay Drop

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images With the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline behind us, teams made their final call on whether to pursue a Stanley Cup, play the season out with their current rosters, or pack it in for the campaign … Continue reading

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2022-23 NHL Power Rankings At All-Star Break: New Jersey, Seattle, Edmonton Take Huge Leaps; Pittsburgh, Vegas Drop

Photo: Boston.com With the NHL set to resume the 2022-23 regular-season on Monday after the All-Star festivities in Sunrise, Florida, it is the perfect time to refresh where all teams stand as some get back to work while others get … Continue reading

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Benchmark Games For The Capitals Ahead Of NHL Trade Deadline

Photo: Blueshirt Banter With the NHL Trade Deadline less than seven weeks away, the Washington Capitals have to determine which direction they will take and the degree in which they commit to it. Owner Ted Leonsis said that Washington will … Continue reading

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2022-23 NHL Power Rankings At Holiday Break: Washington, Minnesota, Buffalo All Rise; New Jersey Falls

Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images With the Christmas break usually serving as a benchmark to see who has the best chances of qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, NoVa Caps looks at where teams currently stand as we … Continue reading

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Frauds Or For Real?: Which Teams Are As Good Or Bad As NHL Standings Reflect?

Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images Due to a small sample size, teams get skewed results over the first quarter of the NHL season. Some teams find themselves near the top and will hit a rut eventually but it is not … Continue reading

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2022-23 NHL Power Rankings At The Quarter Mark: Boston, New Jersey, Vegas Lead The Way

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images With teams hitting the quarter mark of the 2022-23 NHL regular-season this week, we are starting to see where teams really stand this season. Although, some teams have yet to find their stride or have … Continue reading

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Showdown with Sammy: Ilya Samsonov To Make His Maple Leafs Debut Against the Capitals on October 13

Paige Taylor White/Toronto Star While the Washington Capitals revamped their goaltending tandem during the offseason, they won’t have to wait long to see one of their most recent former occupants of the crease as they begin the 2022-23 regular season.

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Rating The Goaltending Tandems Of The Metropolitan Division Using Goals Saved Above Average (GSAA) and Goals Saved Above Expected (GSAx)

Photos: @Capitals Elite level goaltending is often the driver of success for teams looking to be serious contenders for the Stanley Cup. The easiest comparison to make to the value of an elite goaltender is like a quarterback in the … Continue reading

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Vegas Releases Standings Points Over/Under Numbers For 2022-23 NHL Season

We are now just 39 days away from the Washington Capitals opening their 2022-23 season on October 12. Players have already begun their annual migration to MedStar Capitals Iceplex for workouts prior to the start of training camp, which opens … Continue reading

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A Look in the “Three-Year View” Mirror: Examining Peter Laviolette’s Teams In His Third Season Behind the Bench

After winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, the Washington Capitals followed the resignation of then-Head Coach Barry Trotz by promoting then-associate coach Todd Reirden to the top spot behind the bench. The two subsequent first-round exits resulted in Reirden being … Continue reading

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