Tag Archives: Bryan Hailey

Saturday, February 23 Is “Try Hockey For Free” Day

Photos: USAHockey.com We watch ice hockey because, as an advertising campaign once told us, it is the coolest game on Earth. Players dazzle us with extraordinary athletic feats, all performed as they balance on slivers of steel flying across a … Continue reading

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On Valentine’s Day, The Capitals Need To Show Some Heart

Intensity. Heart. Hustle. All different names for that intangible characteristic an athlete demonstrates when he or she raises their game to the next level. In any sport, talent and high skill can only take a player or team so far. … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Retire Peter Bondra’s Number 12

Photo: Washington Capitals There is no doubt Capitals fans enjoy seeing the Stanley Cup Champion banner swaying in the rafters at Capital One Arena. Seeing it in person evokes memories of the title run and confirms the dream did come … Continue reading

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NoVa Caps Mailbag: Trotz vs. Reirden, Balancing Common Sense and Justified Concern, Perspective On The Capitals

Maybe during a five-game losing streak wasn’t the best time to check in on the Nova Caps mailbag. It is overflowing with angst, worry, and distress. You know, like the good ol’ pre-Stanley Cup days. Is the honeymoon over, the … Continue reading

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How Should The Washington Capitals Approach the NHL Trade Deadline? [NoVa Caps Roundtable]

With the NHL trade deadline, which falls on February 25 this season, a little over a month away, teams are beginning to finalize roster plans for the remaining part of the season, and to position themselves for this summer’s contract … Continue reading

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For The Love Of The Game: Old Dogs, Old Tricks

Hockey is a game that reaches inside you and grips your soul. We play, we coach, we watch, and we cheer because we LOVE the game. Hockey rinks, whether filled to the rafters with screaming fans or hosting beer-leaguers playing … Continue reading

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Why Do I Hate The Penguins? Let Me Count The Ways

Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images For most people, mention of the word “penguin” conjures up images of cute little birds waddling about Antarctica in their tiny tuxedos. Perhaps cartoon commandos from Madagascar, or an antiquated Batman villain. Washington Capitals fans have … Continue reading

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We Got Your Mail! Answering Fan Questions From The NoVa Caps Mailbag

This three day break in the schedule has given the Capitals a little rest during a busy November.  Hopefully, some of the banged up players are little closer to game action.  Here at Nova Caps, we have used the three … Continue reading

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Assessing the Lars Eller-Brad Marchand Fight and the Bigger Issues at Hand

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals opened their Stanley Cup title defense with a near-flawless dismantling of the Boston Bruins. Goaltender Braden Holtby was rarely tested, and the Caps high-flying offense picked up where it left off … Continue reading

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Honoring Abe: The Man Who Brought The NHL To Washington

As Stanley Cup rings are delivered and a banner prepared for revealing, it is appropriate to reflect on those responsible for bringing a Stanley Cup to Washington. Of course, fans can thank the players, coaches, General Manager Brian MacLellan, and … Continue reading

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