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October NHL 2021-22 Power Rankings

Photo: Greg Forweck/Getty Images With the month of October almost in the books, NoVa Caps ranks all 32 teams in our power rankings. Some teams who were expected to be near or at the bottom have surprised so far this … Continue reading

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2021 Offseason Power Rankings

Photo: Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images After a flurry of trades and free-agent signings, a lot of teams improved their rosters going into next season, while others dropped in the 2020 NHL offseason power rankings. While some attractive free agents … Continue reading

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Mock Expansion Draft 6.0: The Eve Of The Main Event

Photo: Joel Auerbach/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With the Seattle Kraken having to submit their selections for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft in less than 24 hours, NoVa Caps takes one final stab at predicting what the first roster is … Continue reading

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Mock Expansion Draft 5.0: Before Protection Lists Are Released

Photo: NHL.com With the NHL Expansion Draft for theĀ Seattle Kraken four days away and the roster freeze in effect through 1 PM ET on Thursday, NoVa Caps takes a fifth cut at analyzing the expansion draft. You can read our … Continue reading

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Ranking The Capitals’ Expansion Draft Scenarios From Best To Worst

Photo: Nick Waas/AP With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft just 18 days away and each team having to lose player to the Seattle Kraken, some teams will lose a significant part of their rosters that will leave gaping holes while … Continue reading

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Mock Expansion Draft 4.0: The Picture Is Getting Clearer In Seattle

Photo: Pine Journal With the NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken less than a month away (Wednesday, July 21) and the 2020-21 season winding down, NoVa Caps takes a fourth cut at analyzing the expansion draft. You can read … 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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Mock Expansion Draft 3.0: Who Is Seattle Kraken Bound?

Photo: NHL.com With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken set to take place less than four months (will take place on July 21) and nearly half of the 2020-21 season in the books, NoVa Caps does their … Continue reading

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2020-21 NHL Pre-Season Power Rankings

Photo: Raw Charge After a second wave of moves across the NHL over the past few weeks and training camps opening for teams this week, NoVa Caps presents the second edition of offseason power-rankings. You can see our first edition … Continue reading

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Three Capitals’ Players Who Must Bounce Back In 2020-21

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images As the NHL inches closer towards the start of the 2020-21 season, every team has key players that will need to bounce back after a personally-disappointing 2019-20 season. NoVa Caps looks at three Washington Capitals who … Continue reading

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