Tag Archives: Vitek Vanecek

Washington Capitals Top-20 Prospects: 2019 Pre-Season Rankings

The top 20 Capitals prospect list has been updated to reflect the departure of players due to free agency (Riley Barber, Nathan Walker, Aaron Ness, Jayson, etc.), additional film review and analysis and performance at the 2019 Capitals Development Camp. … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-sign Vitek Vanecek To Three-Year Deal

The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Vitek Vanecek to a three-year, $2.15 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The first year of Vanecek’s contract will be a two-way contract ($700,000 NHL; $160,000 AHL), while … Continue reading

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A Retrospective On The Last Decade of Draft Picks by the Washington Capitals

Photo: Washington Capitals The NHL Entry Draft is the most cost-efficient method for teams to acquire talent. The best teams are able to cultivate talent from each draft, re-stocking prospect pipelines — and even NHL-ready players. Teams that draft effectively … Continue reading

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Top 20 Ranking Of Washington Capitals Prospects For 2019 (Pre-Draft and Development Camp)

The following represents NoVa Caps’ top 20 ranking of Washington Capitals prospects heading into this year’s draft and development camp at the end of June. We prepared this ranking annually to establish an analytical baseline for future follow-up analysis and … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Report Cards: Player Grades For The 2018-2019 Season

Photo: Tori Hartman We’ve said it before, but it “Bears” repeating. The 2018-2019 edition of the Hershey Bears was a “tale of two seasons”. A very slow start in 2018, followed by a furious rally and return to the postseason … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Review and Forecast: Vitek Vanecek

Photo: Tori Hartman We continue our prospect review and forecast series with a review and forecast for goaltender Vitek Vanecek. (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” page in the top menu … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Get Swept by Charlotte Checkers in Round Two (Photos)

HERSHEY, PA — I say it every year, but the final write ups of the season never get easier to put together. Kudos to the Charlotte Checkers for getting the job done in four games. They won tonight by a … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Lose Third Consecutive Game Against Charlotte Checkers (Photos)

HERSHEY, PA — After tonight’s loss, the Hershey Bears are down 3-0 in the Atlantic Division Finals against the Charlotte Checkers. Nathan Walker scored the Bears’ lone goal in the 3-1 loss. The Checkers evened the score in the second … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Two-Headed Monster: Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek Backstop Bears Return To Winning Ways

Photos: Tori Hartman Most hockey teams have a clear-cut number one goalie designated for the playoffs. The Hershey Bears are different. They have two bona fide number one goalies in Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek, and rather than choose one, … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Drop Game 4 to Bridgeport Sound Tigers in OT (Photos)

HERSHEY, PA — Facing elimination from the Calder Cup Playoffs, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers forced overtime and eventually won the game pushing the series to a Game 5 decision. Ryan Sproul and Jayson Megna scored in the 3-2 overtime loss. … Continue reading

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