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Capital Gains: Washington Capitals’ Once “Shallow” Prospect Pool Finally Gaining Depth

Once considered by many as one of the NHL’s weakest prospect pools, the Washington Capitals have made significant gains over the past three NHL Entry Drafts. The team has also made several recent key free-agent signings that have added much needed … Continue reading

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Playing Dylan: Deeper Dive On Capitals New Center Dylan Strome

Photo: NHL via Getty Images If you followed along with us during the days leading up to the opening of NHL free agency on July 13, you know we were lobbying for the Washington Capitals to sign Chicago Blackhawks unrestricted … Continue reading

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Key Stats To Watch For Connor McMichael and Joe Snively At The Start Of The 2022-23 Season

It’s a new day, a new season. A chance for young players to modify and enhance their games in advance of the approaching campaign. Younger players in particular have the capability of showing the greatest improvement from year one to … Continue reading

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Pondering the Power Play: Should the Capitals Give Their Young Players More Opportunities On the Man-Advantage This Season?

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Five seconds. That number is the average amount of time Washington Capitals forward and former first-round draft pick Connor McMichael averaged on the power play last season for Head Coach Peter Laviolette. And for a … Continue reading

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Capitals GM Brian McLellan On Connor McMichael: “He’s Probably A Year Ahead Of Schedule”

Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan met with the media at the end of the first day of free agency, last Wednesday. The annual presser often signals the end of MacLellan’s wheeling and dealing for the free agency period.

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Keep, Trade Or Cut? Who Should Stay And Who Should Go On The Washington Capitals?

As we enter an important off-season for the twilight of the Ovechkin era, the Washington Capitals and General Manager Brian MacLellan are figured to shakeup the current roster. With four straight first round bounces after hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup in … Continue reading

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We Could Have Had….?!” Part 2: Washington Capitals’ Draft Day Misses: 2017-2021

Photo: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is just 9 days away. As part of our pre-draft coverage, we continue our annual look at draft day misses – players the Washington Capitals could have selected, but ultimately decided … Continue reading

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Making The Grade: Grades For Washington Capitals Forwards For The 2021-22 Season

As we continue to wrap-up our analysis of the Washington Capitals 2021-22 season, we  next take a look at the performance of the Capitals forwards during the regular season and generate resultant grades for each of the forwards for their … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here? The Capitals Preliminary “To-Do” List For The 2022 Off-Season

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images As we head into the vast unknown of yet another off-season for the Washington Capitals we immediately shift our focus to looking at team “needs” and the roster moves required to address those “needs”. Some of … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Connor McMichael Soaking Up His First Taste of the Stanley Cup Playoffs: “It Was Honestly More Than I Could Have Imagined”

Prior to the start of the 2021-22 regular season, Washington Capitals forward Connor McMichael was considered the team’s top prospect, having impressed during an unexpected 2020-21 season with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears as a result of the coronavirus … Continue reading

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