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2022-23 Central Division Preview

Photo: John Russell/Getty Images With the start of the 2022-23 NHL season 12 days away, NoVa Caps begins their annual division previews. We will start with the Central Division.

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Bettor Sense: Best Over/Under Points Bets To Take For Final NHL Standings

Photo: NHL.com A week ago, we posted the standings points values that Las Vegas assigned each NHL team for the 2022-23 season. There were plenty that seemed about right while others got a few to lick their chops over the … Continue reading

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X-Factors For Most Teams Entering The 2022-23 NHL Season

Photo: Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images With training camps for the 2022-23 NHL season less than three weeks away, each team is making gambles and relying on growth from players within or brought in talent from elsewhere to fill major holes … Continue reading

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A Look in the “Three-Year View” Mirror: Examining Peter Laviolette’s Teams In His Third Season Behind the Bench

After winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, the Washington Capitals followed the resignation of then-Head Coach Barry Trotz by promoting then-associate coach Todd Reirden to the top spot behind the bench. The two subsequent first-round exits resulted in Reirden being … Continue reading

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Did The Flames Provide The Capitals The Blueprint For Rebuilding In One Offseason Following The Ovechkin Era?

Photo: Litter Box Cats No one in the NHL has had a busier offseason than the Calgary Flames, who lost two superstar forwards in left-wing Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk. Gaudreau signed a seven-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets as an … Continue reading

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2022-23 NHL Offseason Power Rankings

Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images After teams across the NHL changed their outlook for the 2022-23 season for the better or worse over the offseason, NoVa Caps does our annual preseason power rankings. (⬆️Up or ⬇️Down represent spaces moved since final … Continue reading

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Creatures of Habit: Brian MacLellan’s Familiar Business Partners

While it may be hard to believe, Brian MacLellan has been the General Manager of the Washington Capitals for eight years. Since being named to the post held by his predecessor George McPhee for 17 seasons in April 2014, MacLellan … Continue reading

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Reviewing And Grading The Kraken’s 2021 NHL Expansion Draft Selections One Year Later

Photo: The Seattle Teams With the Seattle Kraken’s first season in the books, there were plenty of missed opportunities to make this team better for GM Ron Francis, starting with the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. NoVa Caps grades each of … Continue reading

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Examining All 32 NHL Goaltending Tandems (Or Trios) For 2022-23 Season: Part III

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images After a lot of NHL teams changed their goalie outlook whether that is for the better or worse this offseason, NoVa Caps concludes their series in looking at all 32 situations in the … Continue reading

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Examining All 32 NHL Goaltending Tandems (Or Trios) For 2022-23 Season: Part II

Photo: TSN After a lot of NHL teams changed their goalie outlook whether that is for the better or worse this offseason, NoVa Caps continues their series in looking at all 32 situations in the net. Today, we move on … Continue reading

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