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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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Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk Appear At Governor’s Cup And Conduct Training Session Prior To Game

Photos: AKM.MHL Alex Ovechkin and good friend (and former teammate) Ilya Kovalchuk were on hand for the opening ceremony of the Governor’s Cup tournament on Sunday in Tula, which is about 200 kilometers (120 miles) south of Moscow. Ovechkin and Kovalchuk … Continue reading

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Scoring GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves Since The Capitals Won The Stanley Cup In 2018

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals 2019-20 roster saw significant changeover during the last offeseason. Changes included a new coaching staff, tweaks to the bottom-six forward group as well a substantial overhaul of the Capitals’ defense.

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Ilya Kovalchuk And Avangard Win KHL’s Gagarin Cup

Photos: KHL/Avangard Former Washington Capitals forward Ilya Kovalchuk is a champion once again, as his current team in the KHL, HC Avangard Omsk, became the 2021 Gagarin Cup Champions on Wednesday. (The Gagarin Cup is the KHL’s equivalent to the … Continue reading

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A Look At How Some Of The New Capitals Have Performed This Season

Photo: SI Due to a flat salary cap for the next three years, the Washington Capitals were one of many teams that were forced to make a number of roster changes over the past offseason. With 20 percent of the … Continue reading

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The Last Men Skating: A Look At Players Who Have Stood the Test of NHL Time

NHL It is always a momentous occasion when a player gets drafted into the NHL, an event marked every year with coverage of the NHL Entry Draft, which includes the expected anticipation of which player will be drafted first overall. … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Forward Ilya Kovalchuk Scores His First Goal Since Returning to the KHL

KHL Ilya Kovalchuk, who last played in the NHL with the Washington Capitals and departed for the Kontinental Hockey League on Christmas Day, scored a goal in his debut on December 30 for Avangard Omsk, the KHL team with which … Continue reading

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Report: Ilya Kovalchuk Set To Sign In KHL, Appears To Be Done In NHL

Photo: NHL.com According to Full Press Coverage’s Aivis Kaninš, forward Ilya Kovalchuk’s NHL career appears to be over. He added that Kovalchuk is expected to sign with the KHL’s Avangard Omsk, which is coached by former Calgary Flames bench boss … Continue reading

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Ilya Kovalchuk Possibly Headed To Russia Without NHL Opportunity; Updates On Former Capitals Jaskin, Galiev

NHL Over the the course of his nearly 16-season NHL career, Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin has been joined by a number of notable fellow countrymen from Russia in the  Capitals’ lineup. In recent days, news on three of those players … Continue reading

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Recap Of The Last 20 Years Of The NHL Entry Draft

Photo: @Capitals In our latest post to prepare you for next week’s draft, NoVa Caps examines the NHL entry drafts of the current millennium, gives a short summary of each year and a tag line, many times based on who … Continue reading

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