Tag Archives: Luke Adomanis

Are Big Changes Necessary for the Capitals or Should they Try and Stay the Course?

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images  So here we go again, another disappointing start to the summer. The Capitals were eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs once again by their rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s a stinging feeling that never goes … Continue reading

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Solving the Brooks Orpik Puzzle

When Brooks Orpik was signed to his five-year, $27.5 million deal in the summer of 2014 it was received with mixed reviews. The Capitals were in desperate need of defensive help, which Orpik brought, but he was 33-years old and some … Continue reading

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Does Defense Win Championships? Let’s take a Closer Look at the Washington Capitals’ Defensive Pairings

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson There has been a good amount of discussion around the changes and flexibility we’ll see this season in our offensive lines. In last night’s season opener, against the reining Stanley Cup Champions, our second line, or what … Continue reading

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Recap: Capitals vs Blues (10/3/2016)

Photo: Nick Wass – AP Caps returned to preseason action Monday night against the St Louis Blues. For the first time in the preseason some big names hit the ice after returning from the World Cup; among them were Alexander … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Starts…Now! Our “Silly Season” Recap Will Catch You Up On Significant Off-Season Activity

  NoVa Caps is very excited to see many of our followers who took the summer off re-engaging with us via our social media outlets! We missed you all and wanted to get all of you caught up with the … Continue reading

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2016 Rookie Tournament: The Future of the Washington Capitals – Meet Five of the “New Kids”

Connor Hobbs From September 17th through the 20th the Washington Capitals’ prospects will play in a tournament verse the prospects of the Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers. The event will take place in Florida in a round-robin … Continue reading

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Expansion Protection: Why the Capitals Should Protect Orlov Over Alzner in the Expansion Draft – It’s About a “Loophole”

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais The expansion draft will happen in the summer of 2017 and the Caps will have some very difficult decisions to make. The assumption is that the Caps will protect 7 forwards, 3 defensemen, and 1 goalie. … Continue reading

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How To Stay Competitive With A “Blow Up”: A Search for Solutions

Photo: Washington Capitals  I finished this article nearly a month ago, but couldn’t get myself to turn it in because it’s awful to think about, but it must be discussed. The Caps have some major decisions to make next summer, … Continue reading

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An Unsigned Dmitry Orlov Plays a Significant Role in Shaping the Future Of the Capitals

Photo: AP/Matt Slocum The Washington Capitals entered their offseason with two major free agents to sign: Marcus Johansson and Dmitry Orlov. After Johansson filed for arbitration, his camp and the Caps settled on a 3 year deal. But Orlov and … Continue reading

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3 Ways The Caps Can Improve: The No-Fancy-Stat Edition

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images  The Washington Capitals were the best team in the regular season last year. They were number 2 in both offense and defense and top 5 in both power play and penalty kill. So finding a weakness for … Continue reading

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