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Capitals’ Pending UFA Braden Holtby: “Goal Is To Find The Next Best Place To Win A Championship. [But,] Hopefully, It’s Here.”

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby told the media on Friday that he is not thinking about his pending unrestricted free agency “at all” and that winning the Stanley Cup “is the only focus. Everything else is irrelevant. … One game … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead To Free Agency – Who Could Fit Into The Capitals’ Plans?

Photo: NHLPA For the past four NHL free agent signing seasons, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has gone after some low-key names that came with low risk but potentially high rewards such as forward Brett Connolly (2016), forward Devante … Continue reading

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Report: NHL, Players Association Agree That Contracts Up After This Season Will Expire October 31 Pending Resumption

Photo: NBCS According to CapFriendly, the NHL and the players association have come to an agreement on extending players’ contract and work permits beyond June 30, when they were originally set to expire. The contract expiration date is expected to … Continue reading

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Could The Capitals Deal A Defenseman Next Offseason?

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have a big offseason ahead as goaltender Braden Holtby can become an unrestricted free agent and captain Alex Ovechkin, forward Jakub Vrana, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov can all sign contract extensions. With some big money … Continue reading

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An Early Look At UFA Goalies To Fill The Capitals’ Backup Role Next Season

Photo: NBC DFW With goaltender Braden Holtby possibly not returning to the Washington Capitals next season, as he looks for a big payday that the Capitals can’t afford, the team will need to sign a veteran backup goalie in free agency, … Continue reading

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What Should The Capitals Do With Their Defense This Offseason?

Photo: @Capitals While goaltender Braden Holtby is arguably the biggest unrestricted free agent on the Washington Capitals, the team has some big decisions on defense looming after the 2019-20 season is over. Brenden Dillon and Radko Gudas can become unrestricted … Continue reading

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Proposing A Fair Format To Resume The 2019-20 NHL Season

Photo: Gregg Forweck/Getty Images While the NHL isn’t expected to resume the 2019-20 season for at least two months, the league and players are taking time now to brainstorm a way to award the Stanley Cup, even if it comes … Continue reading

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An Early Look At Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Summer To-Do List

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big summer looming with major contributors’ contracts set to expire, key role players up as restricted free agents, and some big names that can sign contract extensions on July 1. NoVa Caps takes … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Backstrom: “It’s Important For Me To Stay In Washington. It Has Become Me And My Family’s Home For The Last Thirteen Years.”

Photo: WaPo On Tuesday morning, the Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46 million contract. Backstrom told Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper, how much this new deal means to him and his future in Washington.

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Capitals Re-sign Nicklas Backstrom To Five-Year, $46 Million Contract

The Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year contract extension that carries a cap hit of $9.2 million per season that begins next year on Tuesday morning. Backstrom could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. … Continue reading

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