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Midday Breakaway: Meeting Expectations

Last week we reviewed the advanced statistic “expected goals for”. It’s a metric that analysts will utilize quite a bit this season, so we thought it might be beneficial to provide a bit of an introduction to the stat for … Continue reading

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Report: International Hockey Academy Named for Alex Ovechkin Being Built in Moscow

It was bound to happen sooner or later — a building named for Alex Ovechkin. There are now plans to build the Alexander Ovechkin International Hockey Academy in Moscow. According to the website of the mayor and the government of … Continue reading

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Midday Breakaway: Cashing In On Opportunity

A common advanced statistic currently utilized in the hockey analytics community is the “expected goals” stat. The stat is beneficial to assess a players ability to generate scoring chances and compares the rate to historical averages for specific shot type … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Discusses Team Injuries, Expectations For Alex Ovechkin And Peter Laviolette’s Contract Status Following First Day Of 2022 Training Camp

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps Washington Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan addressed the media at the end of the team’s 2022 media day on Thursday. He touched on several subjects from player injuries, motivation for breaking the streak of first round … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin On His 18th NHL Season: “I Wanna Be In The Playoffs And Fight For The Cup”

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps On Thursday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin spoke to the media on the first day of training camp. He discussed heading into his eighteenth NHL season.

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Sights & Sounds From the Washington Capitals’ 2022-23 Media Day

Washington Capitals The Washington Capitals conducted their annual Media Day sessions at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, with photos, videos, and more being created to use for promotional content, their official portraits for the 2022-23 season, as well as in-arena content during … Continue reading

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Battling For Spots: Capitals Position Battles And Possible Line Combinations Entering Training Camp

As we conclude a busy off-season for the Capitals‘ front office and General Manager Brian MacLellan, we now enter an interesting time in the lead-up to the regular season: who makes the roster and how do the forward lines pan … Continue reading

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Gr8 Endurance: Alex Ovechkin’s Longevity Compared to His Peers – 2022-23 Preseason Edition

Photo: Getty Images (via TSN) The 2022-23 season will be Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin’s 18th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). And even now, as he turns 37, a relatively advanced age (in hockey player terms), it is … Continue reading

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Transformational Times: A Look at the Washington Capitals As They Enter Season 18 of the Alex Ovechkin Era

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals are about to enter the 18th season with Alex Ovechkin, the franchise’s greatest player and a man on the cusp of more history to add to his already-Hall of Fame-bound career. And while The Great … Continue reading

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Bettor Sense: Odds To Win The 2023 Rocket Richard Trophy

Las Vegas bookmakers continue to rollout opening odds for the 2022-23 NHL season, including odds for each player to win the Rocket Richard Trophy. The Rocket Richard is given annually to the NHL’s leading goal scorer.

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