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Weekend Guide to the NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: John Locher/AP The most exciting as well as scary time in the NHL offseason for hockey fans everywhere is about to get underway. The process for the expansion draft goes into action this weekend and it’ll only be a … Continue reading

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Leaving for Las Vegas?

According to Cap Friendly’s expansion draft tool, there are 886 players available to next month’s Las Vegas draft. Each team will lose one player in the draft. While teams have two options for protecting players in the draft and there … Continue reading

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NHL Expansion Draft – Key Dates and Times to Know

With the 2016-2017 season in the books, attention now shifts to this year’s massively important off-season. It’s an off-season that should be very interesting when talking about the Washington Capitals. You don’t need us telling you why, it’s been said … Continue reading

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Predicting the Expansion Draft – Which Goalies are Heading West?

Graphic by Doug Lorman As teams are eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, many players are preparing for trips, but some of them will be heading to Las Vegas after the expansion draft. We’re going to begin our look into … Continue reading

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Leaving (for) Las Vegas Series: Expansion Draft Rules

 I don’t know about you, but I’ve pretty much had it with the rumors that this player will be taken in the expansion draft or that player will be the one going. At NoVa Caps, we are familiarizing ourselves with … Continue reading

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Goodbye Grubi? Could Today’s Game Have Been Philipp Grubauer’s Last As a Capital?

Philipp Grubauer has been arguably, the NHL’s best backup goalie over the last two seasons, and in that time, has proven himself worthy of being a starter in the league. With his contract expiring, an Expansion Draft in two months, … Continue reading

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With NHL Rosters Now Set, All Eyes Are On The Expansion Draft: Here Are The Rules

During every NHL season there are typically two major days to look to in terms of player movement: the opening day of free agency on July 1, and the trade deadline. You could also look to the NHL Entry Draft … Continue reading

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What’s the Fouss? Hockey Is Coming to Las Vegas: Will It Be A Success?

Will NHL hockey succeed in Las Vegas? Continue reading

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An Unsigned Dmitry Orlov Plays a Significant Role in Shaping the Future Of the Capitals

Photo: AP/Matt Slocum The Washington Capitals entered their offseason with two major free agents to sign: Marcus Johansson and Dmitry Orlov. After Johansson filed for arbitration, his camp and the Caps settled on a 3 year deal. But Orlov and … Continue reading

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Recap of NHL General Managers Meetings

This week, the NHL’s general managers descended on Boca Raton, Florida to discuss the state of the sport.  Topics included expansion (and the draft surrounding it), increasing scoring, goalie equipment, video replay, the coaches’ challenge, and the salary cap.

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