GNGHockey’s Top 20 Defensemen

During the NHL offseason, there are numerous lists of top teams, players, and other hockey-related things made by reporters, writers, and fans. We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to hop on the bandwagon, so here is our edition of the top 20 NHL defensemen!   20. Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers Embed from Getty Images […]

A Look Ahead After a Stanley Cup Victory

The summer following a Stanley Cup victory is full of many things. Excitement, rising expectations, the thought of a title defense, and of course, celebration. We have already seen all of these things come to fruition as the summer drags along. From all of our favorite Capitals partying with the Cup, to seeing the Vegas […]

Best Moments from the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup Run

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are always full of amazing, electrifying moments for every participating team, regardless of who comes out on top. For the Washington Capitals, these moments were plentiful, as they finally made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in five games to hoist the trophy. […]

John Carlson: 2018’s Norris Trophy snub

The Capitals finishing first in the Metropolitan Division was something fairly unexpected for most of the NHL. They rode some key figures through the season, all of which had crucial roles in the team’s success. One figure who throughout the league, and even within the Capitals’ fanbase, hasn’t gotten enough love is John Carlson. Carlson, […]

Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets series preview

The regular season is finally over, which means it’s finally time for the two-month journey through the NHL playoffs. After all the dust settled, the Capitals got placed in a first round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who finished the season 45-30-7. This series is bound to be a close one – much more […]

A look at the Capitals’ potential first round opponents

With only five games remaining in the regular season, it is safe to say, though not yet certain, that the Capitals will make the playoffs. As the number of games left for each team begins to dwindle down, the number of potential first round opponents for each team gets increasingly slim. For Washington, however, there […]

Do the Washington Capitals have a goaltending problem?

The period of time between the trade deadline and early April is when NHL teams hope that their players will either continue already-strong play, or improve upon play that hasn’t been satisfactory. Atop the Metropolitan Division, this is especially true for everybody in the Washington Capitals dressing room, but specifically for goaltender Braden Holtby. Holtby […]

Reviewing the acquisitions of Michal Kempny and Jakub Jerabek

As known every time the NHL trade deadline looms, teams have a few options in order to give them the best odds, whether it be for the present, future, or both. Some teams are sellers and look to trade away valuable players in hopes of large returns, which usually involves an array of draft picks […]

NHL power rankings: pre-trade deadline

31. Arizona Coyotes Not much has changed over the course of the season for Arizona. Clayton Keller has cooled off significantly since his early-season hot streak, and Antti Raanta hasn’t been able to steal enough games to lift the ‘Yotes out of the basement. Team MVP: Clayton Keller 30. Ottawa Senators Nothing has gone right for […]