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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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The Pros And Cons Of A Shorter 2020-21 Season For Capitals

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The 2020-21 season appears to be around five weeks away with the NHL and players’ association grinding away at closing out an agreement and it appears certain that this season will be shorter than unusual due … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead To The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline: Who Could The Capitals Acquire?

Photo: The Rat Trick When the NHL Trade Deadline comes around every year, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan always ties to be active to put his team over the top as he has made at least two moves in each … Continue reading

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Winners And Losers Of 2020 NHL Offseason So Far

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images It has been an unusual offseason in the NHL to say the least, with a delay in both the draft and free agency and a flat salary cap. So, which teams … Continue reading

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2020-21 NHL Offseason Power Rankings

Photo: Andy Devlin/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 remain on … Continue reading

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A Look At Possible Trade Partners For Capitals

After signing three right-handed defensemen in Justin Schultz, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, and Paul LaDue in free agency, the Washington Capitals are currently more than $1 million over the NHL salary cap. The only solution: someone appears to be heading out the … Continue reading

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2020 Mock Expansion Draft For The Seattle Kraken

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images As the NHL expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken is around a year away, what could their inaugural season roster look like? NoVa Caps does its annual mock expansion draft for the NHL’s 32nd franchise. … Continue reading

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