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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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Washington Capitals Milestones in Sight for the 2017-2018 Season

During the 2017-2018 season, several players on the Washington Capitals roster could achieve career milestones in a number of statistical categories, including Games Played, Goals, Assists, and Points. This article will examine regular season milestones for Caps players. 

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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: Brooks Orpik

NoVa Caps has been preparing key “player previews” for the upcoming season as the Washington Capitals begin to gear up for the start of training camp in two weeks. Today, we continue our previews with defenseman Brooks Orpik.

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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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The Two-Year Plan for the Washington Capitals’ Defense

The Washington Capitals will enter training camp in a few weeks with a number of open roster spots. As many as three, possibly four prospects could make the opening night roster, with two of those players potentially starting on the backend. This article … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead: 5 Keys to Success For the Washington Capitals in 2017-18

What 5 things do the Capitals need to remain in playoff contention in 2017-18? Continue reading

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Some Reasonable Goals and Points Expectations For the Capitals Young Stars in 2017-18

What should Capitals fans expect from the Capitals young players in 2017-18? Continue reading

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Will the Capitals Defense be Alright?

Since the end of the season, the position that has been weakened the most on the Capitals has undoubtedly been the defense. Losing Schmidt, Alzner and Shattenkirk looks really bad on paper and raises quite a few questions: “Who is … Continue reading

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