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Washington Capitals Evening News: Roster Cuts and a Breather

Thursday was an off day for the Caps, more roster cuts at camp, Alex Ovechkin and eliminating penalties, projecting the opening night lineup after the first week of camp, training camp schedule for Friday and more in this evening’s Capitals … Continue reading

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Projecting the Caps’ Opening Night Lineup through Week 1 of Training Camp

So far the Capitals have played two preseason games, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ contributor Harrison Brown takes a look at what the Capitals … Continue reading

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The Early Preseason Metropolitan Division Picks and Predictions

Preseason predictions of the Metropolitan Division Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Evening News Links – Monday, 9/11/17

Previews for Ovechkin and Kuznetsov, remembering Caps family and 9/11, Nisky Business, a wedding in the family, a word from the dog pound and more in tonight’s links: 

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Matt Niskanen Could Be the X-Factor for the Capitals’ Defense This Season

When the Capitals signed defenseman Matt Niskanen in free agency three years ago, they did so hoping that he could help bolster a defensive unit that had lacked a true game-changer for quite some time. And while Niskanen has met … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals’ Evening News Links – Sunday, 9/10/2017

Training camp starts Friday, the trade that saved the Caps, Matt Niskanen, too many Defensemen in Vegas, the Russians attend the Redskins game and more in tonight’s links: 

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Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom, and T.J. Oshie have Returned to Kettler

Over the last few weeks, Capitals players have been returning to the D.C. area and attending informal skates at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The practices are being led by Capitals’ strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish. Player attendance has grown week-by-week … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: Dmitry Orlov

As we do every year in the weeks leading up to the Capitals’ training camp, NoVa Caps is preparing key “player previews” for the upcoming season. Today, our annual player previews continue with defenseman Dmitry Orlov. 

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: Matt Niskanen

As we do every year in the weeks leading up to the Capitals’ training camp, NoVa Caps is preparing key “player previews” for the upcoming season. Today, our annual Player previews continue with defenseman Matt Niskanen.

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Grading General Manager Brian MacLellan’s Offseason Moves for First 4 Years

Since Brian MacLellan became General Manager in Washington, the Capitals have gone from a team that missed the playoffs to one of the best teams in the league.  How have his moves made during his tenure stacked up in retrospect? In this article, Harrison … Continue reading

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