Tag Archives: Goalies

“That’s Were My Family Grew Up, That’s Home For Me”: Braden Holtby Reflects On Washington

The day was a year and a half in the making, but it’s finally come. Washington Capitals  former netminder and much-beloved citizen, Braden Holtby will face his old team for the very first time Friday night in Dallas.

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How Much Does Quality Goaltending Cost In The NHL?

Photo: Sportsnet After the Washington Capitals signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a one-year, $2 million contract on Monday, they have just $2.72 million committed to goaltending for this season. This brings the question of whether that price tag is a … Continue reading

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Report: Hurricanes To Sign Frederik Andersen To Two-Year, $9 Million Contract

Photo: NHL.com According to NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes, the Carolina Hurricanes will sign unrestricted free agent goaltender Frederik Andersen to a two-year contract that carries a $4.5 cap hit on Wednesday.

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Four Pending UFA Goalies That Could Make Sense For The Capitals

Photo: NHL.com After losing goaltender Vitek Vanecek to the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, the Washington Capitals have a need in goal. While Ilya Samsonov showed flashes of brilliance in his second season, he was inconsistent and … Continue reading

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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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