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Report: Blue Jackets Acquire Patrik Laine, Jack Roslovic From Jets For Pierre-Luc Dubois, Third-Round Pick

Photo: NHL via Getty Images According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Patrik Laine and center Jack Roslovic in exchange for center Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third-round pick. Roslovic, who was a restricted free agent, … Continue reading

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Evaluating the NHL Central Division Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR) Metrics

Following the divisional realignment imposed by the NHL for the shortened 2020-21 regular season, the path to the playoffs and beyond will be solely based on head-to-head matchups with divisional foes. The regional realignment sees all Canadian teams moving into the new … Continue reading

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2020-21 Central Division Preview

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images As the realigned divisions are set and with the 2020-21 season just days away, NoVa Caps continues with their division previews. Today, we look at the Central Division, which features both Stanley Cup finalists:

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Report: Stars Cancel Friday’s Training Camp Activities Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Photo: Visit Frisco The Dallas Stars canceled their practice on Friday. The team could not tell why but according to The Athletic’s Sean Shapiro and Saad Yousuf, the cancellation was COVID-19 related. The Columbus Blue Jackets also announced that they … Continue reading

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Golden Knights, Blue Jackets Close Facilities After Multiple Positive COVID-19 Tests

Photo: Ron Futrell/Twitter According to TSN, at least four Vegas Golden Knights players tested positive for COVID-19 and sources have indicated that number could be higher. In addition, multiple family members of Golden Knights’ players have tested positive just ahead … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Defenses For 2020-21 Season

Metropolitan Division teams made big changes this offseason, with several significant moves coming on defense. Last month, NoVa Caps looked at Metropolitan Division goalie tandems. Now, it’s time to examine the eight teams’ projected defenses for the 2020-21 NHL season and … Continue reading

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A Look At Possible Trade Partners For Capitals

After signing three right-handed defensemen in Justin Schultz, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, and Paul LaDue in free agency, the Washington Capitals are currently more than $1 million over the NHL salary cap. The only solution: someone appears to be heading out the … Continue reading

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2020 Offseason Report Cards: Metropolitan Division

Photo: Perry Nelson/Getty Images As a result of the revenue impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL salary cap will remain flat for the next three years. The unexpected cap constraint has impacted how companies have managed free agency. NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Goalie Tandems For 2020-21 NHL Season

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The NHL’s free agency period has seen a number of moves involving goalies, and many of those signings have come in the Metropolitan Division.  Several teams have young netminders with bright futures ahead, some moved to … Continue reading

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Blue Jackets Clear Cap Space, Deal Ryan Murray To Devils For 2021 Fifth-Round Pick

Photo: Last Word on Hockey The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Thursday night that they dealt defenseman Ryan Murray to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round pick. After dealing defenseman Markus Nutivaara to the Florida Panthers … Continue reading

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