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Five Questions For The Capitals Entering Training Camp

Photo: Jess Star Photography With training camp for the 2021-22 NHL season set to begin in a couple of weeks, every team enters the season with questions as they start their pursuit of dethroning the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa … Continue reading

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Five Capitals In Need Of Bounce-Back Seasons

Photo: The Athletic After the Washington Capitals’ third consecutive first-round playoff exit and with many players getting older, the team will need bounce back seasons from several key players to keep their Stanley Cup window alive with the 2021-22 season … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Conducts Training Session For Young Goaltenders In Magnitogorsk, Russia

Photos: Metallurg HC On Sunday Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and former Washington Capitals forward Ilya Kovalchuk conducted a training session for youth hockey players in Tula, Russia. (more here.) On Tuesday Capitals’ goaltender Ilya Samsonov held his own training … Continue reading

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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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Capitals Re-sign Ilya Samsonov To One-Year, $2 Million Contract

Photo: Last Word On Sports The Washington Capitals announced on Monday afternoon that they have signed restricted free agent goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a one-year, $2 million contract.

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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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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov Does Not File For Salary Arbitration; Red Wings’ Jakub Vrana Among 17 Players That Did

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Capitals goaltender and restricted free agent Ilya Samsonov did not file for salary arbitration by Sunday’s 5 PM ET deadline to do so. Because he did not file for arbitration, it is assumed that Samsonov feels … Continue reading

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Capitals Tender Qualifying Offers To Restricted Free Agents Ilya Samsonov, Lucas Johansen

Photo: @Capitals According to Washington Capitals’ senior writer Mike Vogel, the team tendered qualifying offers to pending restricted free agent goaltender Ilya Samsonov and left-handed defenseman Lucas Johansen before Monday’s 5 PM ET deadline to do so.

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Two Bonuses Cost Capitals Just Under $500,000 In 2021-22 Salary Cap Space

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images According to Washington Capitals senior writer Mike Vogel, the team has been charged $472,972 against their salary cap for the 2021-22 season after defenseman Zdeno Chara and goaltender Ilya Samsonov achieved bonuses this past season. In … Continue reading

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Trade Talk: Who Could The Capitals Move In The Off-Season?

Photo: SI After a third consecutive first-round playoff exit, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan said he was open to trading any player that would make the team better, with the exception of captain Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom. … Continue reading

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