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Alex Ovechkin Plays In 1,200th Career NHL Game

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin played his very first game on October 5, 2005, a home game for the Washington Capitals against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ovechkin played in his 1,200th career NHL games Tuesday night.

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The Last Men Skating: A Look At Players Who Have Stood the Test of NHL Time – 2021-22 Preseason Edition

New York Islanders It is always a momentous occasion when a player gets drafted into the NHL, an event marked every year with coverage of the NHL Entry Draft, which includes the expected anticipation of which player will be drafted … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Defenseman Zdeno Chara Signs One-Year Contract To Return To Islanders

Photo: CBS Boston The New York Islanders announced on Saturday that they have signed former Washington Capitals left-handed defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract at an unknown cap hit. The 44-year-old became an unrestricted free agent on July 28.

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How Will The Capitals Replace Brenden Dillon?

Photo: NBC Sports After the Washington Capitals dealt defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for second-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 NHL Drafts (the second of which was dealt to the Seattle Kraken in exchange for … Continue reading

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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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