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Milestone Moments: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2020-21

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images While the 2020-21 NHL season was a shorter season than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the … 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’ 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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A Look At Opportunities For The Capitals To Upgrade At Center

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media at his season-ending press conference on Wednesday that any player other than captain Alex Ovechkin or center Nicklas Backstrom will be available for trade. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s name has been floated in … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan On Possibly Trading Evgeny Kuznetsov: “If It’s Going To Make Our Team Better, I Think We’re Open To It.”

With trade rumors swirling around Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov after two stints on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol this season, a year full of inconsistencies from the 28-year-old, and a suspension by the organization for a game this month, GM … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov on Trade Rumors: “It Doesn’t Bother Me At All…I’m Never Going To Complain About Anything If I Understand It”

On Tuesday, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov spoke to the media during the players’ exit interviews. Breakdown day comes following Sunday’s Game 5 loss to the Boston Bruins, which eliminated the Capitals in the first round of the playoffs for 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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Daniel Sprong Will Likely Replace Michal Raffl In Capitals’ Lineup For Game 5

Forward Daniel Sprong took line rushes on the second line at the Washington Capitals’ morning skate prior to Game 5 of their 2021 Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series against the Boston Bruins. He skated in place of Michael Raffl, hinting that … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette: “It’s A Tight Series. It’s Close. The Difference Is Small. We’ve Got To Find A Way To Bring That Difference To Our Side Tomorrow.”

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the team’s optional practice on Thursday that center Lars Eller, who missed Game 3 of the team’s first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins due to a lower-body … Continue reading

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