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“And The Washington Capitals Select…”: Recent Washington Capitals Drafts to Remember

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images In this post we will take a look at some of the more memorable drafts in which the Washington Capitals participated. This includes drafts that are remembered, due to events leading up to the draft, including … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Returns To Workouts In Hometown Of Gavle, Sweden

Image: @PTJennie The Capitals season ended just 47 days ago, but players are already returning to their daily workouts and conditioning routines for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who was dealing with a nagging hip injury at the … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Says Hip Feels Good, Plans To Finish Hockey Career With Brynäs IF When Capitals’ Contract Ends

He has four years left on his contract with the Washington Capitals and then he plans to finish his hockey career with Brynäs IF in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). “But the body must also hold,” said the Capitals centerman … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Voted Best Shot, Nicklas Backstrom Voted Best Passer By NHL Players

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was voted the best passer in the NHL by the players’ association in their annual poll released on Thursday. The vote featured 490 NHL player participants answering 14 questions.

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Scoring GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves Since The Capitals Won The Stanley Cup In 2018

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals 2019-20 roster saw significant changeover during the last offeseason. Changes included a new coaching staff, tweaks to the bottom-six forward group as well a substantial overhaul of the Capitals’ defense.

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Milestone Moments: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2020-21

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images While the 2020-21 NHL season was a shorter season than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the … Continue reading

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Trade Talk: Who Could The Capitals Move In The Off-Season?

Photo: SI After a third consecutive first-round playoff exit, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan said he was open to trading any player that would make the team better, with the exception of captain Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom. … Continue reading

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Capitals Player Performance Grades For The 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Every NHL player has their ups and downs during the regular season, especially during a shortened 56-game season that is preceded by a 10-day training camp and no exhibition games. In this post, NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Outlook For The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: NHL.com With the 2020-21 season in the books, the attention for the Washington Capitals now shifts to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken, who begin play in October. Teams will have to submit their player protection lists … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Will Not Participate In 2021 World Championship Due To “Troubled Hip”; Carl Hagelin Will Also Not Join Team Sweden

According to a report by Swedish media outlet Aftonbladet, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will not participate in the 2021 IIHF World Championship, currently underway in Riga, Latvia. Backstrom was invited to join Team Sweden earlier in the day on Monday. The … Continue reading

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