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After Tom Wilson’s 3-Game Ban, the NHL Needs to Fix Rule 48

The Washington Capitals will be shorthanded for the next 3 games, as forward Tom Wilson was handed a 3-game suspension from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday evening.  The suspension was praised by Penguins fans, and it left … Continue reading

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NHL Goalie Equipment Changes Beginning February 4th

After significant delay, the NHL has decided to begin rolling out the new goalie gear. Rather than wait until next season, the NHL has decided to begin gradual rollout in mid-season, raising an eye-brow for many.

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A Closer Look at the NHL Playoff Format

While it’s just past Christmas, there is already talk of who’s in and out of the playoffs. By this point, it’s clear which teams will be in prime position to make a cup run, and which ones are already out … Continue reading

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Hockey 101: Offsides and the Mess It Can Cause

Summer is almost over and school is about to be back in session, but this is no back-to-school lecture. Soon, instead of saying “back to school” we’ll be saying “back to hockey”. Today’s lesson is about the offsides rule. Hopefully … Continue reading

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War on Fighting, Concussions in Hockey Intensifies

Photo: Getty Images Fighting and concussions in the game of hockey continue to be at the forefront of summertime discussions. This week one league stepped up its own fight against fighting, while NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to draw criticism … Continue reading

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New Streamlined Goalie Equipment Now in Doubt for This Season

At their annual meeting held in Boca Raton, Florida this past March, NHL General Managers agreed that goaltending equipment needed to become smaller, and thus initiated a plan to implement new streamlined equipment and tighter uniforms in time for the 2016-2017 … Continue reading

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A Year in the Books: Revisiting Fan Approval of the 3-on-3 Overtime Format

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Last September NoVa Caps conducted a poll of its readers to get a sense of how Caps fans felt about the new 3-on-3 overtime format. Let’s just say the results were less than favorable for the … Continue reading

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Hockey 101: Boarding, Charging, and What Makes a Clean Hit?

Class is in session.  Today we are going to talk about boarding, charging, and what a clean hit is.

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Caps – ‘Canes Controversy – Onsides or Offsides?

In Tuesday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Caps fans were bringing down the house when team captain Alex Ovechkin punched the game winning goal into the net for the win that clinched their berth in the 2016 Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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The ‘Coaches Challenge’ Needs Some Changes

 I’m a homer and I won’t pretend to be otherwise. That said, we’ve seen the coaches challenge used four times this season and the Caps are losing at a 75% clip.

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