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Vitek Vanecek Remains Positive, Ready To Battle For Playing Time With Capitals

This was supposed to be his time. The Capitals’ mainstay in goal, Braden Holtby, has moved on in free agency, leaving an open goaltender spot on the Capitals roster. He’s spent the last five years working his way up the … Continue reading

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Capitals Prospects Playing Time During The COVID-19 Pandemic

While a number of Washington Capitals prospects have found temporary work with European teams during the current hockey stoppage in North America, a majority of the Capitals prospects are still looking for meaningful games. In this post we examine the … Continue reading

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Should The Capitals Unleash The Three-Headed Monster?

Stay away from the three-headed monster. It’s a common belief in the hockey universe. The term is nomenclature for having three goaltenders on an active roster at the same time, a strategy that has been traditionally avoided in the NHL, … Continue reading

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Why The Capitals Will Need To Acquire A Veteran Backup Goaltender For The 2020-21 Season

Assuming Braden Holtby does indeed decide to leave the Capitals for that big payday this offseason (we can’t blame him), the Washington Capitals will find themselves in need of a second goaltender for the 2020-21 season. While many are suggesting … Continue reading

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5-Year Development Projections For Washington Capitals Prospects

In this post we will take a look at the development of the Washington Capitals prospect pool from a five-year perspective. The extended perspective is utilized to look at the Capitals long-term organizational status based on five-year projections for each of … Continue reading

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Tracking The PlayIng Time For Capitals Prospects During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic essentially stopped the hockey world cold during the first week of March. Since then, playing time for all of the Washington Capitals prospects has been scarce, with little guarantee of when league play will return to play.

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden is Noncommittal About John Carlson Playing in Monday’s Round-Robin Opener Against the Lightning

On Sunday, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call from Hotel X in Toronto. He gave an update on defenseman John Carlson and stated goaltender Braden Holtby will start in Monday’s round-robin game against the Tampa … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Is Ready For Shot At Number 2 Spot in Washington

Photo: Chase Angnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images It’s looking more and more likely that the Washington Capitals will go with Vitek Vanecek as the number two netminder for the 2020 playoffs, replacing Ilya Samsonov who was injured prior to training camp … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Says Business Decisions, Contract Extensions Will Wait Until After The Playoffs

Washington Capitals senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media on a Zoom call Friday morning. He discussed that business decisions and contract extensions will wait until after the playoffs, defenseman John Carlson expected to skate … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Will Play Third Period vs. Hurricanes; Travis Boyd, Radko Gudas Will Slide Into Lineup: Capitals’ Exhibition Game Day News

Photo: @Capitals Head coach Todd Reirden told the media prior to the Washington Capitals‘ exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Wednesday (4 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN nationally) that goaltender Vitek Vanecek … Continue reading

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