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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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Capitals Player Performance Grades For The 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Every NHL player has their ups and downs during the regular season, especially during a shortened 56-game season that is preceded by a 10-day training camp and no exhibition games. In this post, NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Outlook For The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: NHL.com With the 2020-21 season in the books, the attention for the Washington Capitals now shifts to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken, who begin play in October. Teams will have to submit their player protection lists … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Will Not Participate In World Championship Due To “Medical Reasons”

The headquarters of the Russian national team announced on Tuesday that Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov will not play for the national team at the 2021 World Championship, currently underway in Riga, Latvia. It was originally announced on Monday that Samsonov … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Will Not Participate In 2021 World Championship Due To “Troubled Hip”; Carl Hagelin Will Also Not Join Team Sweden

According to a report by Swedish media outlet Aftonbladet, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will not participate in the 2021 IIHF World Championship, currently underway in Riga, Latvia. Backstrom was invited to join Team Sweden earlier in the day on Monday. The … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Will Not Participate In 2021 World Championship Due To Injury, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov Will Join Russian National Team In Latvia

The Russian Hockey Federation announced on Monday that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will not participate in the 2o21 IIHF World Championships, currently underway in Riga, Latvia (May 21 to June 6), due to injury. 

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Daniel Sprong Will Likely Replace Michal Raffl In Capitals’ Lineup For Game 5

Forward Daniel Sprong took line rushes on the second line at the Washington Capitals’ morning skate prior to Game 5 of their 2021 Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series against the Boston Bruins. He skated in place of Michael Raffl, hinting that … Continue reading

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Lars Eller Uncertain For Capitals’ Game 4 at Bruins

Center Lars Eller appeared to be a full participant at the Washington Capitals‘ morning skate prior to Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Friday (6:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette: “It’s A Tight Series. It’s Close. The Difference Is Small. We’ve Got To Find A Way To Bring That Difference To Our Side Tomorrow.”

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the team’s optional practice on Thursday that center Lars Eller, who missed Game 3 of the team’s first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins due to a lower-body … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov Felt “Much Better”, Focused on Recovery After Second COVID-19 Bout This Season

On Thursday, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov spoke to the media following today’s optional practice. Kuznetsov discussed battling COVID-19 a second time this season and how he feels moving forward in the postseason. Samsonov mentioned he … Continue reading

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