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Dmitry Orlov Knows The Importance Of Zone Entries By Defensemen

Dmitry Orlov was arguably the Capitals best defenseman last season. While some fans remain pained by his past puck-handling blunders, his numbers say that last season was his best campaign in a Capitals uniform. A deeper dive into his stats … Continue reading

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Milestones in Reach For Washington Capitals Players During The 2021-22 Season

Photo: Washington Capitals The 2021-22 NHL season should be a regular-sized season of 82 games, unlike the 2020-21 season, which was shortened to 56 games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the season unfolds, several players on the Capitals’ roster … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov’s Performance in 2021: Trending Upward

The 2020-21 season saw Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov prove once again that he is a reliable Top 4, even top pairing blueliner, in today’s NHL. After being a part of the Capitals’ best defensive pairing during their Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Trade Talk: Who Could The Capitals Move In The Off-Season?

Photo: SI After a third consecutive first-round playoff exit, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan said he was open to trading any player that would make the team better, with the exception of captain Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom. … Continue reading

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Capitals Player Performance Grades For The 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Every NHL player has their ups and downs during the regular season, especially during a shortened 56-game season that is preceded by a 10-day training camp and no exhibition games. In this post, NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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The Capitals Defense: Annual Performance Review – Part 2

A few weeks go we took a first look at the Washington Capitals defense and their performance over the course of the 2020-21 regular season (here). In today’s post we’ll expand on that initial evaluation and provide additional context by … Continue reading

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Russian Reinforcements, Dmitry Orlov and Vladimir Tarasenko Arrive For IIHF World Championships

Photo Credit: From Sport24.ru Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues, whose teams were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, finally were able to practice with the Russian National … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Outlook For The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: NHL.com With the 2020-21 season in the books, the attention for the Washington Capitals now shifts to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken, who begin play in October. Teams will have to submit their player protection lists … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Will Not Participate In 2021 World Championship Due To “Troubled Hip”; Carl Hagelin Will Also Not Join Team Sweden

According to a report by Swedish media outlet Aftonbladet, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will not participate in the 2021 IIHF World Championship, currently underway in Riga, Latvia. Backstrom was invited to join Team Sweden earlier in the day on Monday. The … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Will Not Participate In 2021 World Championship Due To Injury, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov Will Join Russian National Team In Latvia

The Russian Hockey Federation announced on Monday that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will not participate in the 2o21 IIHF World Championships, currently underway in Riga, Latvia (May 21 to June 6), due to injury. 

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