Tag Archives: Pheonix Copley

Biggest Challenges Facing the Capitals As They Head Into 2018 Training Camp

The Washington Capitals will be tested as they enter 2018 Training Camp. Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Scenes from the 2017-18 Season (Part 2 of 3)

Bears fans! Do you feel a void in your life? Me too – It’s called hockey. So, I take a bunch of pictures throughout the season, and I did a recap called “Scenes from the Season” last year just to … Continue reading

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Looking At The Potential Training Camp Battles For The Capitals

Photo: Washington Post With center Jay Beagle signing with the Vancouver Canucks and goaltender Philipp Grubauer traded to the Colorado Avalanche, a couple of roster spots will be up for grabs next month, when training camp begins. In this post, NoVa … Continue reading

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Backing up the Holtbeast: With Grubuaer Gone, Pheonix Copley Must Prove Himself At the NHL Level

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images For the past three seasons, Capitals’ starting goaltender Braden Holtby was backed up reliably by the play of former fourth-round pick Philipp Grubauer, who proved himself worthy of becoming a number one netminder in the … Continue reading

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Why The Backup Goalie Could Be The Most Important Position for the Capitals Next Season

It was noticeable during the 2016-2017 playoffs. Braden Holtby just didn’t look like his usual self. He was letting in goals he usually stops or just wasn’t making the grade A saves like he usually did. Ultimately the Washington Capitals … Continue reading

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How Will The Capitals Handle Braden Holtby’s Workload This Season?

Photo: NHL.com After the Washington Capitals traded goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche along with defenseman Brooks Orpik in exchange for the 47th pick in the NHL Draft on June 22, there will be more pressure on goaltender Braden … Continue reading

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Three-Season Outlook In Goal For The Washington Capitals

If there is one thing one doesn’t have to worry about as a fan of the Washington Capitals is the franchise’s goaltending depth. Since Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth took over the crease back in the 2010-2011 season, it’s been … Continue reading

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It Has Been A Busy Summer for the Capitals, But the Club Remains A Strong Contender For 2018-19

The Washington Capitals have a strong blueprint that is built for long-term success. Continue reading

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Three Years of the Osh-Babe: A Look at the T.J. Oshie Trade Three Years Later

While NHL free agency and a number of signings have dominated the headlines among Capitals fans, July 2 marks the three-year anniversary of the Capitals’ acquisition of right wing T.J. Oshie. In this trade, NoVa Caps looks back on the … Continue reading

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Biggest Questions Facing the Capitals As the 2018 NHL Free Agency Period Approaches

What roster decisions are looming for the Washington Capitals as NHL free agency approaches? Continue reading

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