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Which Defensemen Could The Capitals Target In Free Agency?

Photo: Buffalo Sabres On Monday the Capitals traded rugged, veteran defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2022 second round pick and a 2023 second round pick, leaving an opening on the left side of the defensive corps … Continue reading

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Zdeno Chara Receives Award From Slovakia’s President Zuzana Čaputová

Defenseman Zdeno Chara received an award this weekend for extraordinary merits in the field of sports and for spreading the good name of the Slovak Republic abroad.

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Two Bonuses Cost Capitals Just Under $500,000 In 2021-22 Salary Cap Space

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images According to Washington Capitals senior writer Mike Vogel, the team has been charged $472,972 against their salary cap for the 2021-22 season after defenseman Zdeno Chara and goaltender Ilya Samsonov achieved bonuses this past season. In … Continue reading

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Scoring GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves Since The Capitals Won The Stanley Cup In 2018

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals 2019-20 roster saw significant changeover during the last offeseason. Changes included a new coaching staff, tweaks to the bottom-six forward group as well a substantial overhaul of the Capitals’ defense.

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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 Defense: Annual Performance Review – Part 2

A few weeks go we took a first look at the Washington Capitals defense and their performance over the course of the 2020-21 regular season (here). In today’s post we’ll expand on that initial evaluation and provide additional context by … Continue reading

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“Playing With Alex Ovechkin Was An Experience I Will Cherish For the Rest of My Life”: Zdeno Chara Speaks On His NHL Future, Playing With Alex Ovechkin, and More In His Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In his, … Continue reading

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Capitals Writers Nominate Zdeno Chara For Bill Masterton Trophy

Photo: Robb Carr/Getty Images On Monday the Washington Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association announced the nomination of defenseman Zdeno Chara for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

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Zdeno Chara Plays in 1,600th Career NHL Game Against Islanders

Washington Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara played in his 1600th NHL game Saturday night against the Islanders in New York. He is the thirteenth player in NHL history to reach the 1,600-games milestone.

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Capitals’ Zdeno Chara Says “Team Success Is Always First” As Final Regular Season Games Draw Near

On Thursday, Washington Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara spoke to the media following morning skate ahead of tonight’s tilt against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). He discussed returning to the ice today, his … Continue reading

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