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Eastern Conference Supremacy: Which Teams Will Challenge the Capitals the Most in 2019-20?

The Washington Capitals will have some tough competition in the Eastern Conference in 2019-20. Continue reading

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NHL Draft and Free Agency Frenzy: How Does the Metropolitan Division Look Now?

After the start of the NHL Free Agency Period, how do the Metropolitan Division teams look? Continue reading

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Anders Lee Signs Seven-Year, $49 Million Contract Extension With Islanders; Robin Lehner Signs One-Year, $5 Million Contract With Blackhawks

Photo: Yahoo Forward Anders Lee signed a seven-year contract that carries a cap hit of $7 million per season with the New York Islanders after he became an unrestricted free agent on Monday afternoon, according to Michael Russo of The … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby – Washington Capitals Goalie Carousel – Part 4

Photo: @Capitals NoVa Caps is currently presenting a multipart review of the Capitals’ search for a starting goaltender to replace longtime netminder, Olaf Kolzig, and how it led to the rise of current starter Braden Holtby. In part 4, we … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking at the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 3

Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America NoVa Caps is currently examining the Capitals’ search for a starting goalie to replace longtime goalie, Olaf Kolzig in 2008 and how it led to the rise of current starter Braden Holtby. In Part … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking at the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 2

Photo: Elsa/Getty Images For many years, Olaf Kolzig manned the goal-crease in Washington, backstopping the Capitals to an appearance in the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals. However, in the mid-2000’s the Capitals invested in the future in net by drafting youngsters … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking At the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 1

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images To Washington Capitals fans, the 2006 NHL Entry Draft is best known as the draft in which the Capitals drafted Nicklas Backstrom with the fourth overall pick.  At the same time, the Caps realized that longtime franchise … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 2008-09 Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The 2008-09 season began with much hope for the Washington Capitals, despite the fact, they were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs the season before.  There were many reasons for that: 

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Philipp Grubauer Signs Three-Year Contract Worth $10 Million With Avalanche

Photo: NHL.com Goaltender Philipp Grubauer signed a three-year contract worth $10 million ($3.33 million AAV) with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Grubauer was sent to the Avalanche along with defenseman Brooks Orpik from the Washington Capitals for a second-round pick … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Symmetric Rivalry – Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010-11 Season

Photo: Capitals With the Philadelphia Flyers having just played at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2018 and about to return just 10 days later, it is time to think back to other matchups between these two teams.  The rivalry … Continue reading

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