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Surprises And Disappointments Of 2022-23 NHL Season So Far

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The first quarter of the 2022-23 NHL season was an interesting one to say the least with six teams that missed the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs currently in a postseason position (five of which are … Continue reading

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2022-23 NHL Power Rankings At The Quarter Mark: Boston, New Jersey, Vegas Lead The Way

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images With teams hitting the quarter mark of the 2022-23 NHL regular-season this week, we are starting to see where teams really stand this season. Although, some teams have yet to find their stride or have … Continue reading

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The Renaissance Run: Bruce Boudreau Named 14th Head Coach in Franchise History On This Day 15 Years Ago

NHL On this day 15 years ago, the Washington Capitals named then-Hershey Bears (American Hockey League) Head Coach Bruce Boudreau the 14th Head Coach in franchise history on an interim basis. The promotion of the longtime minor leagues coach would … Continue reading

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2022-23 Pre-Opening Night Power Rankings

Photo: Canes Country With the start of the 2022-23 NHL season three days away, NoVa Caps does a second offseason power rankings after more offseason moves and injury news. The first one can be found here. (⬆️Up, ⬇️Down, ➡️No Change represent spaces … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Capitals’ Signing of Dylan Strome Could Prove To Be the Steal of the 2022 Offseason

“I think when a team kind of walks away from you, giving you up for nothing you obviously have a little bit of a chip on your shoulder and want to prove they made a mistake…”, were the words Capitals … Continue reading

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X-Factors For Most Teams Entering The 2022-23 NHL Season

Photo: Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images With training camps for the 2022-23 NHL season less than three weeks away, each team is making gambles and relying on growth from players within or brought in talent from elsewhere to fill major holes … Continue reading

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Best And Worst Offseason Moves In Metropolitan Division

Photo: 1st Ohio Battery With the most significant moves of the NHL offseason likely in the rear view mirror, teams made some that will change their product on the ice for the better while others may have made ones they … Continue reading

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2022-23 NHL Offseason Power Rankings

Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images After teams across the NHL changed their outlook for the 2022-23 season for the better or worse over the offseason, NoVa Caps does our annual preseason power rankings. (⬆️Up or ⬇️Down represent spaces moved since final … Continue reading

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Pondering the Power Play: Should the Capitals Give Their Young Players More Opportunities On the Man-Advantage This Season?

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Five seconds. That number is the average amount of time Washington Capitals forward and former first-round draft pick Connor McMichael averaged on the power play last season for Head Coach Peter Laviolette. And for a … Continue reading

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Why Capitals Should Sign Pending UFA Dylan Strome

Photo: NHL.com With unrestricted free agency set to open on Wednesday at noon, the Washington Capitals could look to upgrade in a few areas after their fourth straight first-round exit in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Center Nicklas Backstrom is expected … Continue reading

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