Tag Archives: Brett Connolly

Projecting the Caps’ Opening Night Lineup through Week 1 of Training Camp

So far the Capitals have played two preseason games, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ contributor Harrison Brown takes a look at what the Capitals … Continue reading

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During Preseason Action, What Are Some Things Barry Trotz is Looking For In Players that Are Hopeful to Crack the Opening Night Roster?

What will Barry Trotz be looking for in the preseason as he fills the remaining holes in the Capitals roster? Continue reading

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Young Bloods Lighting A Fire in Washington Capitals Training Camp

Photos: Washington Capitals Last year’s offseason was a boring one by all accounts for the Washington Capitals. The team just came off of a President’s Trophy winning season, only to be ousted by a team we don’t speak of in … Continue reading

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Capitals Daily Report: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Photo: @Capitals The Capitals took the ice on Wednesday morning at Kettler to gear up for another season. The full squad is here, as are the prospects. Today’s preliminary skate was split into two groups with the veterans on the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Evening News Links

Shatty gives praise for Ovi, ranking the “young guns”, top trade candidates, the latest arena trends, hockey growth in the DMV and more in tonight’s links: 

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Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom, and T.J. Oshie have Returned to Kettler

Over the last few weeks, Capitals players have been returning to the D.C. area and attending informal skates at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The practices are being led by Capitals’ strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish. Player attendance has grown week-by-week … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: Brett Connolly

As we do every year in the weeks leading up to Capitals’ training camp, NoVa Caps is preparing key “player previews” for the upcoming season. Today, we continue with right winger Brett Connolly. 

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Grading General Manager Brian MacLellan’s Offseason Moves for First 4 Years

Since Brian MacLellan became General Manager in Washington, the Capitals have gone from a team that missed the playoffs to one of the best teams in the league.  How have his moves made during his tenure stacked up in retrospect? In this article, Harrison … Continue reading

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Salary Cap and Waivers Will Play Role in Capitals’ Roster

The salary cap and waivers are issues every team faces just about every season. For this year’s Washington Capitals team the salary cap already seems tighter than last year and the issue of contract costs and waiver status could play … Continue reading

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Optimizing the Capitals’ Forward Lineup

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Since Ryan Stimson has published his piece about individual playing styles and how they mesh with each other on Hockey-Graphs, I wanted to do the exercise of finding the most optimal Caps lineup. Then I read … Continue reading

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