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Examining All 32 NHL Goaltending Tandems (Or Trios) For 2022-23 Season: Part II

Photo: TSN After a lot of NHL teams changed their goalie outlook whether that is for the better or worse this offseason, NoVa Caps continues their series in looking at all 32 situations in the net. Today, we move on … Continue reading

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Russian To The Metro – 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, provided an update before the 2020-21 season, and provided another update before the … Continue reading

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Report: Samsonov To Sign Contract With Maple Leafs After Capitals Do Not Qualify Him

After the Washington Capitals did not qualify restricted free agent goaltender Ilya Samsonov on Monday, which made him an unrestricted free agent, the 25-year-old signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. 

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Capitals Do Not Tender Qualifying Offer To Ilya Samsonov

The Washington Capitals announced prior to Monday’s 5 PM ET deadline that they have extended qualifying offers to defenseman Tobias Geisser and forward Damien Riat. However, they did not tender and offer to goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who will become an … Continue reading

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Targeting A Tender: Which Goaltender Should The Capitals Acquire?

Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan made it clear in his season-ending interviews that the top priority for the Capitals this offseason is acquiring a veteran starting goaltender. The shift in strategy comes on the heels of two seasons of … Continue reading

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Keep, Trade Or Cut? Who Should Stay And Who Should Go On The Washington Capitals?

As we enter an important off-season for the twilight of the Ovechkin era, the Washington Capitals and General Manager Brian MacLellan are figured to shakeup the current roster. With four straight first round bounces after hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup in … Continue reading

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Capitals Will “Explore All Opportunities” To Address Goaltending, Look From Within For Other Needs This Offseason, Says General Manager Brian MacLellan

Screenshot: Washington Capitals With the NHL offseason truly beginning to take hold, the Washington Capitals are just one of the league’s 32 clubs gearing up for the NHL Entry Draft on July 7, evaluating potential picks as well as preparing … Continue reading

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We Could Have Had….?!”: Washington Capitals’ Draft Day Misses: 2014 – 2016

Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is just 10 days away. As part of our pre-draft coverage we present our annual look draft day misses – players the Washington Capitals could have selected, but ultimately decided to … Continue reading

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Grading Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves From The 2021-22 Season

Photo: NBC Olympics Another year of Washington Capitals hockey has come and gone as has another round of moves after a third straight first-round exit in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They did not work out as well as everyone … Continue reading

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Preparing For The RFA Qualifying Offers For Vitek Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov And The Potential For Outside Offer Sheets

Washington Capitals goaltenders Vitek Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov are both restricted free agents (RFA’s) this off-season. While the Capitals have a majority of the control over whether the RFA players remain with a team or not, there are a few … Continue reading

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