Tag Archives: Goalies

What Should The Capitals Do With Philipp Grubauer?

The Washington Capitals are doing better this season than anyone thought they would with the amount of key players lost in the offseason. Currently sitting five points above any team in the competitive Metropolitan Division and third in the league … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Auditions to be a Goaltender

The Capitals have been known for their goaltending depth. From Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer, to the prospects such as Vitek Vanecek, Pheonix Copley and Ilya Samsonov. At the conclusion of practice on Thursday morning, Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov decided … 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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The Mask: The Short, Eventful Capitals Career of Jim Carey

Photo: Washington Capitals Throughout their 42-year history, the Capitals have had their fair share of one-hit wonders, players who have tremendous seasons and become a household name one year, only to regress and fall into anonymity. Jim Carey was one … Continue reading

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Looking at the Buckets for the World Cup of Hockey

Photo: Washington Capitals A few months ago, NoVa Caps conducted an interview with Swedish artist Dave Gunnarsson, Braden Holtby’s exclusive goalie mask painter. With the highly-anticipated World Cup of Hockey in less than a month, Gunnarsson is working his magic on … Continue reading

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Managing the Capitals Goalie Glut

It’s often stated that when it comes to the draft, the best philosophy is to select the most qualified player available at the time of the selection, regardless of position or team needs. Expanding on this theme, the thought is … Continue reading

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Holtby Shines in 4-1 Victory Over Flyers

AP Photo/Alex Brandon During Game 2 on Saturday night at the Verizon Center, the Flyers came out hard and fast – ready to go the distance after their Game 1 defeat by the Capitals last Thursday night. In fact, the … Continue reading

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In Making an NHL Goalie, the Teacher is Just as Important as the Lesson

John McDonnell/The Washington Post The success of an NHL goaltender relies on many factors.  In the modern-day of the National Hockey League goalies must combine a unique blend of physical size, flexible athleticism, poise, vision, fearlessness, and luck.

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The Evolution of Washington Capitals Goalies

NoVa Caps will be taking an in-depth look at the Washington Capitals goalies over the next few months.   Follow-up posts will look at the evolution of the position, including changes in strategy, equipment, rules, techniques and trends that have … Continue reading

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