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Grading The Capitals’ Trade Deadline Moves Under Brian MacLellan

With the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline just 32 days away, the Washington Capitals are expected to be light buyers as they currently occupy the first wild-card in the Eastern Conference. GM Brian MacLellan promised captain Alex Ovechkin in 2021 that … Continue reading

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Ilya Kovalchuk And Dmitry Orlov Participate In Alex Ovechkin’s “Ovi Cup” Exhibition Game Prior To Final Game Of Annual Tournament

Photo: MatchTV Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was on hand for the closing ceremonies of the 2022 “OviCup” held at the Vladimir Petrov Arena in Moscow on Saturday. Beginning in 2018, the annual Alexander Ovechkin Cup (Ovi Cup) is a week-long hockey … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk And Alexander Radulov Are Suprise Guest’s At Spartak Academy Sled Hockey Event

Photos: Spartek Academy The HC Spartak Sled Hockey team had their “End of the Season” event on Monday. The event included plenty of awards, gifts and fun for the sled hockey team, and included three (huge) surprise guests: long-time NHL … Continue reading

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Alexander Semin’s Official “Farewell to Hockey” Charity Game Set For June 30; Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin Invited To Participate

Photo: Alex Ovechkin Instagram Former Washington Capitals forward, Alexander Semin, is officially ending his professional hockey career. In honor of that, he has decided to hold a charity game on June 30 in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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Ilya Kovalchuk Plans To Return To Playing Career, As General Manager Contract With Russian Hockey Federation Ends

Former Washington Capitals forward Ilya Kovalchuk took last season off from his playing career so that he could manage the Russian Hockey Federation’s (FHR) national team for the 2022 Olympics. Kovalchuk’ contract with the RHF has now come to an … Continue reading

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Grades For Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Past Trade Deadline Moves

Photo: Getty Images With the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline just under a month away, NoVa Caps reviews Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan’s first seven trade deadlines on the job. 

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Ilya Kovalchuk Continues Efforts To Try And Lift Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Suspension From International Play In Time For Upcoming Olympics

Photo: @Capitals Former Washington Capitals forward and current manager of the Russian national hockey team, Ilya Kovalchuk, has been busy preparing for the upcoming Olympics in February. As part of his duties as manager of the National team, Kovalchuk is … Continue reading

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Report: Agreement In Principle Reached That Will Allow Evgeny Kuznetsov To Participate In Upcoming Winter Olympics

Russian media outlet Sports.ru is reporting this morning that an agreement in principle has been reached that will allow Capitals’ center Evgeny Kuznetsov to participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, China in February. Kuznetsov was originally banned from international … Continue reading

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Young Rookie Ends Month of Horrors – Retro Recap – Atlanta Thrashers at Washington Capitals – October 31, 2003

Photo: NHL October 31 is best known for Halloween, a day famous for (among many things) ghosts, goblins, and haunted houses. For the Washington Capitals hockey team, October 31, 2003 was the end of a month of horrors, perhaps the … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Fate Of The Long Term Contracts Signed Before The Last Collective Bargaining Agreement

Photo: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post When the salary cap was instituted in the NHL, owners and players often signed players to extra-long contracts in which the last few years carried a significantly lower salary so that the average value of … Continue reading

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