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Hockey and All That: Pre-Training Camp Edition

The offseason between the 2020-2021 and 2021-22 seasons continues to be eventful. It has included additional player signings and acquisitions and other news since NoVa Caps’ previous light-hearted summary of the offseason events in early August. However, more news has … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Defenseman Zdeno Chara Signs One-Year Contract To Return To Islanders

Photo: CBS Boston The New York Islanders announced on Saturday that they have signed former Washington Capitals left-handed defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract at an unknown cap hit. The 44-year-old became an unrestricted free agent on July 28.

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2021 Offseason Grades: Metropolitan Division

Photo: NBC Sports With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, entry draft, and most of the top free-agents signed this offseason, some teams have gotten better, while others have gotten worse. How has each team faired? NoVa Caps grades each team’s … Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz Named Assistant For Canada At 2022 Winter Olympics

Photo: USA Today Former Washington Capitals and current New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz was named an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Tampa Bay Lightning head coach John Cooper will be … 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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Red Wings Trade Former Capital Richard Panik To Islanders, Along With 2021 Second-Round Pick, For Nick Leddy

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday night that they have traded former Washington Capitals right wing Richard Panik and the Edmonton Oilers’ 2021 second-round pick (52nd overall) to the New York Islanders for left-handed … Continue reading

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15 Of The Worst Contracts In The NHL

Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images With the buy-out period set to open very soon and the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft two weeks away, some teams might look to get rid of their worst contracts through buy-outs or trades. With that in … Continue reading

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Islanders Come Back From Down 2-0 To Win 3-2 In OT, Force Game 7 In Tampa

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The New York Islanders defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Semifinal at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 at … Continue reading

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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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Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Calls Islanders “The New York Saints” After One-For-Four Night On P.K. In Game 5 Loss

Photo: John Tlumacki/Globe Staff After the New York Islanders’ three-for-four night on the man advantage in Game 5 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Monday, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said “I think they … Continue reading

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