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Metropolitan Division Goaltenders Report: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not

Believe it or not, the NHL’s 2022-23 season is already more than two weeks old, so it’s time to begin looking at a few of the early trends that are developing within the Metropolitan Division. First up are the netminders.

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Examining All 32 NHL Goaltending Tandems (Or Trios) For 2022-23 Season: Part II

Photo: TSN After a lot of NHL teams changed their goalie outlook whether that is for the better or worse this offseason, NoVa Caps continues their series in looking at all 32 situations in the net. Today, we move on … Continue reading

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Russian To The Metro – An Updated Look At The Influx Of Russian Netminders In The Metropolitan Division

In recent seasons we’ve seen a tremendous wave of new Russian-born goaltenders begin to make an impact in the Metropolitan Division. NoVa Caps examined this before the 2019-20 season, provided an update before the 2020-21 season, and provided another update before the … Continue reading

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The Russian Invasion: An Updated Look At The Influx Of Russian Netminders In The Metropolitan Division

In recent seasons we’ve seen a tremendous wave of new Russian-born goaltenders begin to make an impact in the Metropolitan Division. NoVa Caps examined this before the 2019-20 season and provided an update prior to the 2020-21 season.

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Review Of NHL East Division Goaltenders: How The Capitals Netminders Stack Up Halfway Through The Season

The last two weeks have seen quite a few changes in the NHL East Division. The Capitals and Islanders have climbed atop the standings, while the Bruins and Flyers have dropped. The last two weeks have also seen significant change … Continue reading

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Review Of East Division Goaltenders: How Do Capitals Netminders Stack Up Against East Division Goaltenders

As we predicted prior to the start of the season, the NHL’s East Division has proven to be the most competitive of the four new divisions designated for this unique 56-game season. After the first 21 games, the goal differential … Continue reading

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The Russian Infusion: An Updated Look At The Influx of Young Russian Goaltenders in the NHL

Before the 2019-20 season, it was evident that there was a new wave of young Russian-born goaltenders who would soon be having an impact in the National Hockey League, with many of them expected to soon populate the Metropolitan Division … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Goalie Tandems For 2020-21 NHL Season

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The NHL’s free agency period has seen a number of moves involving goalies, and many of those signings have come in the Metropolitan Division.  Several teams have young netminders with bright futures ahead, some moved to … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Joins Several Fellow Countrymen For Workout In South Florida

Photo: @Drew_Snipes Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin was back on the ice at Pines Ice Arena in Pembroke Pines, Florida on Thursday. As we first reported last week, Ovechkin has been skating at the Miami area rink for a while … Continue reading

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11th Annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase Comes to Washington (Photos)

For the first time in the event’s 11 year history, the 2019 National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Rookie Showcase was held at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, Virginia on Sunday. The annual event, typically held in Toronto, “showcases” many of … Continue reading

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