Tag Archives: Ilya Samsonov

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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Should The Capitals Unleash The Three-Headed Monster?

Stay away from the three-headed monster. It’s a common belief in the hockey universe. The term is nomenclature for having three goaltenders on an active roster at the same time, a strategy that has been traditionally avoided in the NHL, … Continue reading

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Why The Capitals Will Need To Acquire A Veteran Backup Goaltender For The 2020-21 Season

Assuming Braden Holtby does indeed decide to leave the Capitals for that big payday this offseason (we can’t blame him), the Washington Capitals will find themselves in need of a second goaltender for the 2020-21 season. While many are suggesting … Continue reading

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Projecting The Capitals’ Three Big Contract Extensions Coming Up

Photo: @Capitals As the NHL will officially flip the calendar to the 2020-21 season on October 9 when free agency kicks off, pending free agents in 2021 will be able to sign contract extensions with their existing club. For the … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Is Ready For Shot At Number 2 Spot in Washington

Photo: Chase Angnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images It’s looking more and more likely that the Washington Capitals will go with Vitek Vanecek as the number two netminder for the 2020 playoffs, replacing Ilya Samsonov who was injured prior to training camp … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Says Business Decisions, Contract Extensions Will Wait Until After The Playoffs

Washington Capitals senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media on a Zoom call Friday morning. He discussed that business decisions and contract extensions will wait until after the playoffs, defenseman John Carlson expected to skate … Continue reading

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Shane Gersich, Garrett Pilon Scratched for Final Practice; Ilya Samsonov Done For Season: Capitals Break Camp With Plenty Of Questions Remaining

The Washington Capitals wrapped up their 2020 summer training camp Saturday morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The team will now make final roster adjustments before departing for Toronto Sunday afternoon. The Capitals will practice Monday and Tuesday at the Ford … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov Sustained An Injury, Will Not Travel to Toronto, Expected To Be Ready For 2020-21 Season

Photo: @Capitals According to the Washington Capitals, goaltender Ilya Samsonov sustained an injury prior to the training camp and will not travel with the team to Toronto for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday. He will remain in the … Continue reading

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Capitals Prepare for Third Intrasquad Scrimmage; Fehervary Returns To Practice, Still No Samsonov: News From Day 9 of Capitals Training Camp

The Washington Capitals were back to work at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Thursday for day nine of their 2020 summer training camp. The team will hold their third intrasquad scrimmage on Friday at 4:00 pm, which will be streamed live … Continue reading

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Martin Fehervary Misses First Practice, Ilya Samsonov Still Out: Day 8 of Capitals Training Camp

After a day off on Tuesday, the Washington Capitals returned to work on Wednesday for their eighth day of training camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The team will hold practices through Saturday before departing for Toronto on Sunday. The Capitals … Continue reading

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