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Milestones in Reach For Washington Capitals Players During The 2021-22 Season

Photo: Washington Capitals The 2021-22 NHL season should be a regular-sized season of 82 games, unlike the 2020-21 season, which was shortened to 56 games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the season unfolds, several players on the Capitals’ roster … 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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Projecting The United States’ 2022 Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Roster: Which Capitals Might Play In Beijing?

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images With the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China set to start on February 4, the NHL is expected to allow players to participate as outlined in the last Collective Bargaining Agreement. That is expected to be … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Voted Best Shot, Nicklas Backstrom Voted Best Passer By NHL Players

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was voted the best passer in the NHL by the players’ association in their annual poll released on Thursday. The vote featured 490 NHL player participants answering 14 questions.

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John Carlson’s Performance in 2021: Elite Offensive Production, Question Mark Defensively

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Now a seasoned veteran and established member of the Capitals’ core group of players, John Carlson is a known commodity. When it comes to offensive production, Carlson is in the elite echelon of performers, but … 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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Milestone Moments: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2020-21

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images While the 2020-21 NHL season was a shorter season than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the … 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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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 Defense: Annual Performance Review – Part 2

A few weeks go we took a first look at the Washington Capitals defense and their performance over the course of the 2020-21 regular season (here). In today’s post we’ll expand on that initial evaluation and provide additional context by … Continue reading

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