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2021 Offseason Grades: Central Division

Photo: NHL via Getty Images With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, entry draft, and most of the top free-agents signed this offseason, teams have moved up and down. How has each team faired? NoVa Caps grades each team’s offseason to … Continue reading

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The 25 Biggest Names Left Exposed In 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: SN After teams’ protection lists for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft were released on Sunday morning, there were several surprises and plenty of big names available for the Seattle Kraken to pick from by Wednesday at 10 AM ET. … Continue reading

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NHL Announces Five Award Winners For 2020-21 Season

Photo: The Athletic The NHL announced the winners for the Vezina (best goalie), Norris (best defenseman), Calder (best rookie), Ted Lindsay (MVP voted by the NHLPA), and Hart (MVP) Trophies on Tuesday night.

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Gary Bettman Announces 2021-22 NHL Events; Vegas Will Host 2022 All-Star Weekend

Photo: Thrillist Before Game 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final started on Monday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman held his annual Stanley Cup press conference, which included announcements of 2021-22 league events.

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The 2020-21 Playoff Teams – In Progress Observations

Sporting News Image As the Stanley Cup Playoffs of the delayed and shortened 2020-21 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic have finished two rounds and is about to go into the third round, here are some observations on each of … Continue reading

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Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov, Hurricanes’ Alex Nedeljkovic, Stars’ Jason Robertson Nominated For Calder Trophy

Photo: Pine Journal Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, and Dallas Stars left wing Jason Robertson are the three finalists for the 2020‑21 Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient … Continue reading

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Second Round Of Playoffs Starts On Saturday

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The National Hockey League announced on Thursday that the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin this weekend. Game 1 of the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins second-round series is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 29, in Boston.

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Divisional Playoff Races Coming Down To The Wire

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images With most teams across the NHL down to 10 or fewer games before the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start in May, some races for the Stanley Cup Playoffs could go to the final whistle. The East … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Jakub Vrana Off NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol List; Flyers’ Claude Giroux, Justin Braun Added

Photo: Nick Waas/AP Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana was removed from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list on Tuesday after being put on it on Saturday evening. Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux and defenseman Justin Braun joined defenseman Travis Sanheim on … Continue reading

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2020-21 West Division Preview

Photo: Dave Sandford/Getty Images As the realigned divisions are set and with the 2020-21 season just two and a half weeks away, NoVa Caps continues with their division previews. Today, we look at the West Division:

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