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Red Wings Trade Former Capital Richard Panik To Islanders, Along With 2021 Second-Round Pick, For Nick Leddy

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday night that they have traded former Washington Capitals right wing Richard Panik and the Edmonton Oilers’ 2021 second-round pick (52nd overall) to the New York Islanders for left-handed … Continue reading

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15 Of The Worst Contracts In The NHL

Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images With the buy-out period set to open very soon and the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft two weeks away, some teams might look to get rid of their worst contracts through buy-outs or trades. With that in … Continue reading

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Could The Capitals Look to Seattle for a Defenseman?

Photo: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images After the Seattle Kraken make their 30 picks in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, they must trim their roster to 23 by opening night. That means that they must trade or send down at least eight … Continue reading

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Projecting The United States’ 2022 Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Roster: Which Capitals Might Play In Beijing?

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images With the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China set to start on February 4, the NHL is expected to allow players to participate as outlined in the last Collective Bargaining Agreement. That is expected to be … Continue reading

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Rangers’ Adam Fox, Avalanche’s Cale Makar, Lightning’s Victor Hedman Named Norris Trophy Finalists

Photo: NHL.com Adam Fox of the New York Rangers, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2020-21 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” … Continue reading

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Capitals Player Performance Grades For The 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Every NHL player has their ups and downs during the regular season, especially during a shortened 56-game season that is preceded by a 10-day training camp and no exhibition games. In this post, NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Outlook For The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: NHL.com With the 2020-21 season in the books, the attention for the Washington Capitals now shifts to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken, who begin play in October. Teams will have to submit their player protection lists … Continue reading

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A Look At Opportunities For The Capitals To Upgrade At Center

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media at his season-ending press conference on Wednesday that any player other than captain Alex Ovechkin or center Nicklas Backstrom will be available for trade. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s name has been floated in … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Bottom-Six Plays Key Role In 3-2 Overtime Win In Game 1 Over Bruins

Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images The Washington Capitals‘ bottom-six forward group played a big part in the team’s 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series over the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on Saturday … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Offensive Production From Defensemen Comes From “Different Areas,” According To Peter Laviolette

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the Washington Capitals‘ practice on Tuesday that the team’s offensive production from defensemen at even-strength comes from “a little bit of everything,” and “different areas” such as exiting the defensive zone and adding … Continue reading

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