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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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Islanders Trade Devon Toews To Avalanche For Two Second-Round Picks

Photo: Newsday The New York Islanders announced on Monday afternoon that they traded defenseman Devon Toews to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for two second-round picks (2021, 2022). The 26-year-old is currently a restricted free agent.

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A Deep Dive Into Peter Laviolette’s Coaching Resume

Photo by Jacob Kupferman On September 15th, the Washington Capitals announced the hiring of former Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette as the 19th head in franchise history. Coming off of a disappointing 2019-20 season with the Predators, Laviolette looks to … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Preview

Photo: NHL.com The NHL’s final four is set in Edmonton. The first-seeded Vegas Golden Knights and third-seeded Dallas Stars will meet in the Western Conference Final while the second-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning will square off against the sixth-seeded New York … Continue reading

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After Puck Drop— Braden Holtby on Possibility of Having Played Final Game with the Capitals: “Certainly A Chance It Is, But Who Knows”

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals‘ elimination on Thursday night was a punch in the gut. There is no doubt fans were feeling a range of emotions— disappointment, frustration, and dejection. The 4-0 loss in Game 5 in the first round … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Shut Out and Sent Out of the Bubble

Photo: @Capitals In what is likely Braden Holtby’s last game as a Washington Capital, the Caps’ offense never got started in a 4-0 rout at the hand of the Islanders, losing the series 4-1. With a pair of goals by … Continue reading

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Islanders Eliminate Capitals With 4-0 Win In Game 5, Anthony Beauvillier Strikes Twice

Photo: Elsa/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the New York Islanders by a score of 4-0 in Game 5 of the first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series on Thursday night. The Capitals are now eliminated from the tournament. Goaltender Braden … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Will Play In Game 5, Martin Fehervary Out: Lineups For Game 5

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have taken to the ice for warmups and line rushes at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Prior to taking the ice, the team announced that Nicklas Backstrom will return to the lineup tonight.

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Game 5 Preview: Washington Capitals Look to Keep Momentum in Critical Game Against New York Islanders

Photo: Elsa/Getty Images After notching their first win after three gloomy games, the Washington Capitals are back in action on Thursday for Game 5 in their first-round series against the New York Islanders. Puck drop from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto is … Continue reading

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