Tag Archives: Metropolitan Division

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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A Look At The NHL Standings At The Holiday Break

Photo: John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images There is the old saying that NHL teams who are in playoff position at Thanksgiving are likely to remain there when the season ends. In fact, since the 2005-06 season, when the salary cap … Continue reading

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2021-22 Metropolitan Division Preview

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images With the 2021-22 NHL regular season set to begin later this week, NoVa Caps concludes their annual division preview series with the Metropolitan Division.

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The Russian Infusion: An Updated Look At The Influx of Young Russian Goaltenders in the NHL

Before the 2019-20 season, it was evident that there was a new wave of young Russian-born goaltenders who would soon be having an impact in the National Hockey League, with many of them expected to soon populate the Metropolitan Division … Continue reading

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Winners And Losers Of The NHL’s 2020-21 Divisional Realignment

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After Sunday’s announcement that the NHL will temporarily realign the divisions for the 2020-21 season due to the border closure, there are many teams whose Stanley Cup Playoff aspirations were boosted while others’ got worse. NoVa … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Defenses For 2020-21 Season

Metropolitan Division teams made big changes this offseason, with several significant moves coming on defense. Last month, NoVa Caps looked at Metropolitan Division goalie tandems. Now, it’s time to examine the eight teams’ projected defenses for the 2020-21 NHL season and … Continue reading

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2020 Offseason Report Cards: Metropolitan Division

Photo: Perry Nelson/Getty Images As a result of the revenue impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL salary cap will remain flat for the next three years. The unexpected cap constraint has impacted how companies have managed free agency. NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Goalie Tandems For 2020-21 NHL Season

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The NHL’s free agency period has seen a number of moves involving goalies, and many of those signings have come in the Metropolitan Division.  Several teams have young netminders with bright futures ahead, some moved to … Continue reading

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A Look At Fourth-Lines In The Metropolitan Division

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Across the Metropolitan Division, teams like the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins made moves last offseason to revamp their fourth-lines while the New York Islanders arguably already had the best fourth-line in the NHL. Fourth-lines are … Continue reading

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