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Hurricanes Trade Calder Trophy Nominee Alex Nedeljkovic To Red Wings For Third-Round Pick, Jonathan Bernier

Photo: SI According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the Carolina Hurricanes traded goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings for a third-round pick and pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Jonathan Bernier on Thursday afternoon after the NHL-wide roster freeze … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette Will Keep Starting Goaltender Internal Throughout Stanley Cup Playoffs

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette would not name a starter for Game 1 of the team’s first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Saturday (7:15 PM ET, NBC). He said they would keep that internal for … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Goalie Helmet: Braden Holtby Fan Puts New Spin on “Goaltending Helmet”

Photo: Ashley Cappetta When one thinks of NHL hockey fans in the state of Pennsylvania, people donning the apparel of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers likely come to mind. However, there are always exceptions to the rule, and one … Continue reading

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Wingers And Goaltenders Available At Trade Deadline That Could Fit With The Capitals

Photo: AZ Sports With the NHL Trade Deadline approaching at 3 PM ET on Monday and the Washington Capitals still considering their options, NoVa Caps takes a look at possible fits. The team currently has just $378,456 cap space remaining … Continue reading

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Report: NHL Teams Required To Carry Three Goaltenders This Season

Photo: NHL.com According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the NHL and players’ association agreed that teams will be required to carry up to three goaltenders on their roster this season. He also added that teams will be allowed to start training … Continue reading

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Looking At The Capitals’ Best Free Agency Options In Goal

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms With goaltender Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks and Ilya Samsonov, who is poised to grab a more significant role in his second NHL season, missing the entire 2020 … Continue reading

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A Look At How Capitals’ Goalies Performed During Their Rookie Season

Photo: @Capitals As goaltender Ilya Samsonov looks poised to become the Washington Capitals‘ starter for the foreseeable future after this season due to a strong campaign and Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to be … 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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2020 NHL GM Meetings: Player Health and Puck Tracking Are the Latest Hot Topics

The NHL GMs are ready to implement new technology on the ice. Continue reading

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Like Philipp Grubauer, Ilya Samsonov Has Appeared To Push Braden Holtby For Playing Time. How Do The Two Compare?

Photo: Newsday Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has struggled lately as he’s posted an .811 save percentage and has allowed 19 goals in his last five games, going 1-4-0 in that span. Meanwhile, goaltender Ilya Samsonov‘s .921 save percentage ranks … Continue reading

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