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2021-22 Central Division Preview

Photo: Glenn James/Getty Images With training camps and exhibition games for the 2021-22 NHL season underway, it is time to preview each of the four divisions. NoVa Caps continues their annual season previews by division with the Central Division.

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Projecting The Central Division Standings Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR)

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Central Division, the toughest division in years’ past, takes a step back in that direction with the Chicago Blackhawks strengthening their roster, the Winnipeg Jets adding depth on the blue line, and the Stanley … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The offseason between the 2020-2021 and 2021-22 seasons continues to be eventful. It has included additional player signings and acquisitions and other news since NoVa Caps’ previous light-hearted summary of the offseason events in early August. … Continue reading

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A Review Of Common Strategies For Dodging The NHL’s Salary Cap

Photo: NHL Since the salary cap was implemented as part of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement prior to the 2005-06 season, teams have taken advantage of loopholes to jettison a player who seemed overpaid relative to their perceived value. Many … Continue reading

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Five Head Coaches Entering 2021-22 NHL Season On Hot Seat

Photo: NHL.com Entering the 2021-22 NHL season, many coaches are on the hot seat due to their respective teams’ lack of success in the regular-season or Stanley Cup Playoffs. NoVa Caps looks at five head coaches who could be on … Continue reading

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2021 Offseason Grades: Central Division

Photo: NHL via Getty Images With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, entry draft, and most of the top free-agents signed this offseason, teams have moved up and down. How has each team faired? NoVa Caps grades each team’s offseason to … Continue reading

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Golden Knights Trade Marc-Andre Fleury To Blackhawks

Photo: NHLPA According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the Vegas Golden Knights traded goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in exchange for forward prospect Mikael Hakkarainen. TSN’s Frank Seravalli reported that Fleury’s heart is in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Blue Jackets Trade Seth Jones, 32nd Overall Pick, 2022 Sixth-Round Pick To Blackhawks For Adam Boqvist, 12th Overall Pick, 44th Overall Pick, 2022 First-Round Pick

Photo: Bleacher Nation The Columbus Blue Jackets traded right-handed defenseman Seth Jones in addition to the 32nd overall pick in Friday’s 2021 NHL Draft and a 2022 sixth-round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night in exchange for right-handed … Continue reading

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Projecting The United States’ 2022 Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Roster: Which Capitals Might Play In Beijing?

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images With the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China set to start on February 4, the NHL is expected to allow players to participate as outlined in the last Collective Bargaining Agreement. That is expected to be … Continue reading

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Divisional Playoff Races Coming Down To The Wire

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images With most teams across the NHL down to 10 or fewer games before the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start in May, some races for the Stanley Cup Playoffs could go to the final whistle. The East … Continue reading

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