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Rating The Goaltending Tandems Of The Metropolitan Division Using Goals Saved Above Average (GSAA) and Goals Saved Above Expected (GSAx)

Photos: @Capitals Elite level goaltending is often the driver of success for teams looking to be serious contenders for the Stanley Cup. The easiest comparison to make to the value of an elite goaltender is like a quarterback in the … Continue reading

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Eastern Conference 100 Point Club — Potential Changing of The Guard?

Photo: NHL The 2021-22 season was one where all eight qualifiers for the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs had at least 100 standings points, the first time this has happened in NHL history. There was a relatively large chasm between fourth … Continue reading

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Best And Worst Offseason Moves In Metropolitan Division

Photo: 1st Ohio Battery With the most significant moves of the NHL offseason likely in the rear view mirror, teams made some that will change their product on the ice for the better while others may have made ones they … 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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2022 NHL Offseason Grades: Metropolitan Division

Photo: Getty Images With the 2022 NHL Draft in the books and most of the key unrestricted free agents under contract for the 2022-23 camapign, teams have changed their teams for the better, worse, or maybe not much. NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Defenseman Brent Burns From San Jose Sharks

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press After the New York Rangers acquired Vincent Trocheck in free agency, another Metropolitan Division team made headlines via trade, as the Carolina Hurricanes acquired longtime San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns.

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Down the Stretch: A Look at the Month of April For the Washington Capitals

Photo: John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images As the calendar turns to the month of April, the rest of the 2021-22 NHL regular season lies in the headlights for the Washington Capitals following a 6-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes to … Continue reading

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Grading Each Metropolitan Division Team’s 2022 NHL Trade Deadline

Photo: Nick Wass, USA Today With the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline now in the rearview, teams had the final chance to improve whether that is for this year for one’s to come. Now that every team’s roster is inked in … Continue reading

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Mid-Season Look at Each NHL Team – Eastern Conference

Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Given that we’ve just completed the All-Star break and passed the unofficial midway point of the 2021-22 season, it’s a good time to take a look at how the other teams in the NHL are … Continue reading

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Panthers’ Brunette, Avalanche’s Bednar, Hurricanes’ Brind’Amour, Golden Knights’ DeBoer Named Coaches For 2021 All-Star Game

Photo: The Hour The NHL announced on Tuesday that Florida Panthers head coach Andrew Brunette, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour, Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar, and Vegas Golden Knights head coach Pete DeBoer have been named the bench … Continue reading

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