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Capitals 2021-22 Season Player Grades Through NHL All-Star Break

With the 2022 NHL All-Star Game in the books, the 2021-22 regular season is about to enter its peak level when games resume on Monday. With 47 games of the Washington Capitals’ season in the books, NoVa Caps grades each … Continue reading

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Projecting The Capitals’ Lineup When Anthony Mantha Returns

Leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline on March 22, the Washington Capitals will almost certainly be buyers but have yet to see their optimal lineup this season due to injuries and COVID-19 and likely will not until left-wing Anthony … Continue reading

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January NHL 2021-22 Power Rankings: Islanders, Panthers Rise; Flyers, Capitals Fall

Photo: Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images With the 2021-22 NHL season set to enter the All-Star break after Wednesday’s games, NoVa Caps ranks all 32 teams in our monthly power rankings. Some teams have moved slightly while the expected contenders … Continue reading

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December NHL 2021-22 Power Rankings: Predators, Canucks See Biggest Jumps; Oilers Fall The Most

Photo: Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images With the 2021-22 NHL season set to resume on Tuesday, NoVa Caps ranks all 32 teams in our monthly power rankings. Some teams have moved slightly while the expected contenders have taken big leaps. … Continue reading

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November NHL Power Rankings

Photo: Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images With a quarter of the 2021-22 NHL season in the books, NoVa Caps ranks all 32 teams in our monthly power rankings. Some teams who were expected to be near or at the bottom … Continue reading

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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 the 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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