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Projecting The Metropolitan Division Standings Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR)

Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports For the final post in this series, we’re taking a look at the Metropolitan Division, hockey’s toughest division. For all intents and purposes, the Metro is going to be a tightly contested division, and could … Continue reading

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2021-22 Metropolitan Division Preview

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images With the 2021-22 NHL regular season set to begin later this week, NoVa Caps concludes their annual division preview series with the Metropolitan Division.

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Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin Out At Least Two Months After Offseason Knee Surgery

Photo: NHL.com Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall announced on Thursday, the first day of training camp for the 2021-22 NHL season, that center Evgeni Malkin will miss at least the first two months of it after undergoing knee surgery over … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The offseason between the 2020-2021 and 2021-22 seasons continues to be eventful. It has included additional player signings and acquisitions and other news since NoVa Caps’ previous light-hearted summary of the offseason events in early August. … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin And Evgeni Malkin: Comrades and Arch-Rivals

Photo: NHL The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was the first draft where the first two players selected were from Russia. The players were Alexander Ovechkin, whom the Washington Capitals drafted with the first overall pick, and Evgeni Malkin, who the … Continue reading

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Five Head Coaches Entering 2021-22 NHL Season On Hot Seat

Photo: NHL.com Entering the 2021-22 NHL season, many coaches are on the hot seat due to their respective teams’ lack of success in the regular-season or Stanley Cup Playoffs. NoVa Caps looks at five head coaches who could be on … Continue reading

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The Best Trade Acquisitions Of The 2020-21 NHL Season

Photo: NHL.com During every NHL season (both in-season or the offseason), teams make trades to improve their roster. While some backfire, a lot end up paying off big time for some teams. NoVa Caps looks at the five best trade … Continue reading

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2021 Offseason Grades: Metropolitan Division

Photo: NBC Sports With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, entry draft, and most of the top free-agents signed this offseason, some teams have gotten better, while others have gotten worse. How has each team faired? NoVa Caps grades each team’s … Continue reading

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The 25 Biggest Names Left Exposed In 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: SN After teams’ protection lists for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft were released on Sunday morning, there were several surprises and plenty of big names available for the Seattle Kraken to pick from by Wednesday at 10 AM ET. … Continue reading

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A Look At The Prospects And Draft Picks Dealt By Past Five Stanley Cup Champions

Photo: Yahoo News In recent years, teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins have routinely given up top prospects and high draft picks to go “all in” for the Stanley Cup and have had some success in doing … Continue reading

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