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A Look At Braden Holtby’s Starts To Seasons: Is There A Reason For Concern When Capitals’ Season Resumes?

While the regular season is complete, it is still going to feel very much like a new season when the NHL resumes play after five months in between games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has … Continue reading

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Road Review: T-Mobile Arena, A Possible Neutral Site For 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: Lasvegashighrisecondoliving About four weeks before the NHL paused the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, my dad and I went out West to see the Washington Capitals face the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale and the Vegas Golden Knights in … Continue reading

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Road Review: Gila River Arena, A Possible Neutral Site For 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: The Arizona Republic About four weeks before the NHL paused the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, my dad and I went out West to see the Washington Capitals face the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale and the Vegas … Continue reading

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Which Teams Would Have The Best Chance Of Pulling Off An Upset In The NHL Play-In Round?

Photo: Norm Hall/Getty Images After the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs featured a whopping five upsets, just imagine the possibilities for this year with 24 teams and a play-in round for all teams ranked fifth through twelfth … Continue reading

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A Look At Alex Ovechkin’s Scoring Surges: Was January The Hottest The Capitals’ Captain Has Ever Been?

Photo: NBC PHT Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin erupted with 14 goals and 15 points over seven games from January 13-February 4 earlier this season, a stretch of games that included three hat-tricks and saw him pass four Hall of … Continue reading

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Reader’s Opinion | The NHL Needs To Finish the 2019-2020 Season

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The National Hockey League is among the many major sports leagues that shut down in early March for the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have to be sure to complete the 2019-2020 season. Since the shut down, … Continue reading

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Standing Pat At 2020 NHL Trade Deadline Is The Best Option For The Capitals

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images It has been no secret since the 2019-20 season began that the Washington Capitals are rolling. For the next two months, all 31 General Managers will be evaluating their respective clubs to determine what is needed … Continue reading

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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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