Tag Archives: Alexander Semin

“We Could Have Had…?!”: Washington Capitals Draft Day Regrets – 2000 Through 2010

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Throughout the existence of the NHL, teams and fans have experienced their fair share of draft pick fails, when, at the time of the selection, a team believes they chose the best player available, but as … Continue reading

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Class of ’02: A Review of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Mike Slobe/Getty Images With the 2019 NHL Entry Draft just weeks away, the offseason and teams will soon begin to conduct their business and personnel decisions. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look back at the 2002 NHL … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile – Alexander Semin

Photo: Dilip Vashwanat/Getty Images In the early years of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Capitals’ now-captain was one of two prominent goal scorers on the team that would eventually form the nucleus of the team’s core. The other, Alexander Semin, … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Performances at Christmas Break During The Ovechkin Era

In this post, NoVa Caps examines how the Washington Capitals have performed each season during the Alex Ovechkin era in games prior to the Christmas holiday break.  This analysis starts with the 2005-06 season and discusses each season, except for … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 2008-09 Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The 2008-09 season began with much hope for the Washington Capitals, despite the fact, they were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs the season before.  There were many reasons for that: 

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Former Capital Alexander Semin Scores Game Winning Goal for Vityaz in KHL

Photo: HC Vityaz Saturday was a great day for Alexander Semin, who played for the Caps from 2003-2012, but now plays for HC Vityaz in the KHL. HC Vityaz was playing HC Spartak at the CSKA Arena, with Spartak the home team. 

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins – October 1, 2009

Elsa/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals playing the Boston Bruins in their inaugural game of the 2019-20 season on October 3, 2018, it almost coincides with another Opening Night contest between the two teams in 2009.  While the opener in … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 2007-2008 Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The 2007-08 season was to be a new beginning for the Washington Capitals in many ways.  This, for a team that was hoping to earn a playoff berth, after three consecutive last place finishes in … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Symmetric Rivalry – Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010-11 Season

Photo: Capitals With the Philadelphia Flyers having just played at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2018 and about to return just 10 days later, it is time to think back to other matchups between these two teams.  The rivalry … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks – October 15, 2009

Greg Fiume/Getty Images With the San Jose Sharks coming into Capital One Arena to play the Washington Capitals tonight, it may bring back memories of past matchups between the Sharks and Caps.  Throughout their history, the Capitals have had trouble … Continue reading

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