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Reader’s Opinion: How To Improve The Lack Of Consistency In The NHL Department of Player Safety

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS) is a league entity responsible for conducting official reviews of unsportsmanlike conduct, as well as dangerous plays and hits that had the potential to, or resulted in an injury to a player. Where … Continue reading

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Building From Within: A Look At How the Capitals Can Ensure A Deep Prospect Pool Ahead of the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Capitals have a problem that many contending and Stanley Cup-winning teams have had: limited prospects in the minors that have potential to contribute at the NHL level. The Caps and a vast majority of the fan base would absolutely … Continue reading

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Opinion: Lars Eller Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

When Lars Eller arrived in Washington two seasons ago from the Montreal Canadiens, I wasn’t sure if the solid third-line forward was worth two second-round draft picks. Now, looking back in hindsight ,that trade proved to be exactly what this … Continue reading

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Has The Power In The East Shifted Towards The Atlantic Division?

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Last season, five of the eight playoff spots in the Eastern Conference went to Metropolitan Division while the Atlantic Division featured three of the four worst teams in the NHL: the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators, and … Continue reading

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Has Alex Ovechkin Finally Shed The “Selfish” Narrative? Our Captains Evolution in the World’s Eye

OPINION – Alexander Ovechkin. Without question one of the greatest hockey players of all time, and arguably the best goal scorer of our generation. He is the Capitals Captain, their leader, and the man his teammates can always turn to. … Continue reading

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The NHL’s Decision on Anton Stralman’s Hit to Tom Wilson A Missed Opportunity to Send the Correct Message

USA Today After preaching a need for consistency on disciplinary action on illegal hits and plays in the league, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety had a prime opportunity to act upon that need after Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton … Continue reading

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Caps Fans Give their Opinions on the Tom Wilson Suspension

It was a packed house Saturday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex as fans came out in droves to give the Capitals some positive vibes at their morning skate prior to a big Game 5. One hot topic going on around Caps … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Section 217: Who Are We?

With the Capitals (and their fans) celebrating a promised Game 4 win on Thursday night, NoVa Caps’ Lisa Desabrais gives her thoughts on the Capitals’ identity and the unity of the fans in the latest Thoughts From Section 217.

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Blackout Upon Blackout: NBC’s Broadcasting Fiasco

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images  The winds had calmed just enough for levity. Battered by a ferocious and seemingly never-ending wall of wind the day before, those in and around the DC-area, faces familiar with volatile weather patterns, received a brief … Continue reading

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John Carlson’s Outstanding Season Deserves Some Norris Trophy Nods

After losing a number of key defensemen last summer through various avenues, the pressure was on the Capitals’ top defensemen in Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, and John Carlson to elevate their play in 2017-18 to compensate for the notable losses … Continue reading

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