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An Early Look At Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Summer To-Do List

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big summer looming with major contributors’ contracts set to expire, key role players up as restricted free agents, and some big names that can sign contract extensions on July 1. NoVa Caps takes … Continue reading

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More On Nicklas Backstrom’s New Deal

With the formal announcement of Nicklas Backstrom’s new deal now more than 24 hours in our collective rear view mirrors, additional details are beginning to surface regarding the negotiations process, the relative value of the deal, and how both sides … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom: “I Had One Goal In Mind And That Was To Stay Here”

Photo: NBC Washington Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom held a press conference with GM Brian MacLellan and Team President Dick Patrick on Tuesday afternoon after he inked a five-year contract that carries a cap hit of $9.2 million.

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The Capitals New System Changes Are Paying Early Dividends, But Will Heavily Depend On Goaltender Play

Photo: Orr Hockey Group The Washington Capitals have implemented a few system tweaks to this season’s overarching game plan, and after 14 games, the changes appear to be paying early dividends. However, the new tweaks also include increased risk in … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Have Decided “To Be Patient” With Nicklas Backstrom And Braden Holtby Contract Decisions

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have decided to be patient in contract negotiations with center Nicklas Backstrom and goaltender Braden Holtby, who can each become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun. Backstrom and … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Doesn’t Think Contract Situation Impacted Braden Holtby’s Slow Start

Photo: NBCS Washington Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman wrote in his weekly “31 Thoughts” column on Sportsnet on Thursday that Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told him that he doesn’t think goaltender Braden Holtby’s contract situation affected his play to start the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Discusses Evgeny Kuznetsov Situation, Michal Kempny’s Status, And Contracts At Media Day

Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media at the team’s media day on Thursday to discuss contracts, injury updates, and center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s situation.

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A Look At Potential Trade Partners To Get The Capitals Under The Salary Cap

Photo: Fox Sports Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan stated recently that he will likely have to make a trade in order to get below the NHL salary cap of $81.5 million before opening night on October 2. His team … Continue reading

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“We Are in Ongoing Discussions”: Brian MacLellan Talks Jakub Vrana’s Status, Braden Holtby And Nicklas Backstrom Contracts, and More

After a day in which the Capitals added to their bottom-six forward corps, General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke with reporters about the additions of Richard Panik and Garnet Hathaway, contract negotiations with Jakub Vrana, contracts for Braden Holtby and Nicklas … Continue reading

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The Capitals Will Likely Go Bargain Hunting During the 2019 NHL Free Agency Frenzy

The Washington Capitals will likely remain relatively quiet for the 2019 NHL Free Agency frenzy. Continue reading

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