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Washington Capitals In The Face-off Dot for 2015–16

One of the most overlooked losses the Capitals suffered in the offseason is prowess in the face-off circle. Eric Fehr took more face-offs than anyone else on the team other than Nicklas Backstrom. Throw in Troy Brouwer and the Capitals … Continue reading

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Where Does Derek Roy Fit With The Capitals?

The first question of course will be does he fit at all? That’s what we’ll need to find out in camp. Finishing up 2014–15 in Edmonton, Roy was making an even million. With limited cap space available, that’s a number … Continue reading

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Rule Changes for the Upcoming 2015-2016 NHL Season

At the end of June the NHL announced rule changes for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. 3 on 3 Overtime was the big one, but not the only one you’re likely notice at some point in the coming season. Let’s take … Continue reading

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3 on 3 Overtime and the Washington Capitals

With the rule change for the 2015-2016 season changing overtime lines from 4 on 4 to 3 on 3, it’s time to examine what that might look like for the Washington Capitals, and the league as a whole.

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Two Surprising Predictions for the 2015-2016 Metropolitan Division

Prediction #1: The Pittsburgh Penguins will miss the playoffs. A lot has been made of the Penguins acquisition of Phil Kessel and what it means for the team. We can certainly expect the Penguins will score more goals in the … Continue reading

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2015-2016 Metropolitan Division Projections

All precincts have finally reported!  NoVa Caps projections for the finishing order of the 2015-2016 race for the Metropolitan Division are complete.  Earlier this month we asked each of the contributors to assess the Metropolitan division and generate their own picks for … Continue reading

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What Does Barry Trotz Need to Work On? (Opinion), By Ernie Mudd

I wanted to do an assessment on Head Coach Barry Trotz. The problem I ran into is, I really, really like the guy and what he’s done with the team. That makes it a little harder to do an assessment, but I … Continue reading

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The Aging of Alex Ovechkin – Looking at The Back-Half of The Great 8’s Career

Now before anyone panics completely or utters a curse in my direction……. I’m not here to tell you Alex Ovechkin is done.  No, I’m more interested in looking at the inevitable decline that will come at some point in the … Continue reading

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Right Wing? A Look at the Numbers

Obviously the two biggest additions to the Washington Capitals this off-season have been the signing of Justin Williams, and the trade for T.J. Oshie.  With the addition of those two pieces, last seasons weakness has become an area of strength. … Continue reading

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What do the Capitals Do With Marcus Johansson

(Photo: Geoff Burke-US Presswire) Now that Marcus Johansson has been signed to a 1 year contract at 3.75 million dollars, what do the Capitals do with him?  It’s not a horrible cap hit but it is higher than I think … Continue reading

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