Tag Archives: Liviu Damaschin

Using Stats to Sort out the Battle for the Spot Alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov

Photo: Washington Capitals As training camp begins to wind down and most of the question on defense are beginning to find answers (Madisn Bowey on Brooks Orpik’s Right side) or are very close to being answered (Christian Djoos and Aaron … Continue reading

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Inside the Numbers: How the First Preseason Game Affects the Capitals’ Training Camp Battles.

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Last night the Washington Capitals played their first pre-season game against the New Jersey Devils. It ended up 4-1 for the bad guys, but it’s worth noticing that the Devils were playing their four best forwards … Continue reading

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An Early Reaction to the Washington Capitals Training Camp Roster

Here are the three groups and lineups for Day One of training camp, as reported by the Washington Capitals Twitter account: 

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Just How good is Evgeny Kuznetsov?: A Comparison With Other Top NHL Centers

Photo: Geoff Burke/Getty Images On July 2 2017, Evgeny Kuznetsov signed an eight-year, 62.4 Million contract, which translates to an annual cap hit of 7.8M. That’s a lot of money, so let’s see how he compares to other Centers around … Continue reading

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Optimizing the Capitals’ Forward Lineup

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Since Ryan Stimson has published his piece about individual playing styles and how they mesh with each other on Hockey-Graphs, I wanted to do the exercise of finding the most optimal Caps lineup. Then I read … Continue reading

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Will the Capitals Defense be Alright?

Since the end of the season, the position that has been weakened the most on the Capitals has undoubtedly been the defense. Losing Schmidt, Alzner and Shattenkirk looks really bad on paper and raises quite a few questions: “Who is … Continue reading

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