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2018-19 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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After three straight second-round exits from the playoffs, the Capitals finally broke through in 2017-18 and won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. The Ovechkin-era Capitals were long overdue for a championship, having won the President’s Trophy three times since drafting the Great Eight in 2004. Braden Holtby surrendered his starting job to Phillipp Grubauer at the end…

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Ranking Fantasy Hockey Centres by Tiers (1-5)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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The 2019 Fantasy Hockey season is rapidly approaching and you know this because everyone is doing their Fantasy Football Drafts, and hockey is not too far behind.  Over the course of the next five weeks, we will be turning out a bunch of posts to help you prepare yourself for the 2019 Fantasy season. Our…

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UPDATE: Kuznetsov will be a game-time decision for Game 3

Friday, June 1, 2018

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Following Friday’s optional practice, Washington Capitals’ head coach Barry Trotz said that Evgeny Kuznetsov “hasn’t been medically cleared” yet but that he is “a game-time decision for Game 3.” “It’s always nice to see the guy being ready,” Alex Ovechkin told Washington Post reporter Isabelle Khurshudyan. “I’m pretty sure he’s going to be fine tomorrow.”  By…

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Projected NHL Lineups & Game Notes 05/19/18

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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The road team has swept the first four games of this Eastern Conference Finals, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to reverse that trend tonight.  Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled in Games 1 and 2 in the friendly confines of Amalie Arena, but absolutely stood on his head in D.C. Hopefully for the the Lightning’s…

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Nicklas Backstrom will be a game-time decision for Game 4

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Backstrom has not played since Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals, but it looks like the Swedish-born centre could be back in the Washington Capitals lineup for Game 4.  Backstrom, who is third on the Capitals in assists (10) and fourth in points (13) in the postseason, skated again this morning and left the…

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DailyFaceoff DFS Cheat Sheet – December 5th

Monday, December 5, 2016

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There are four games tonight, but it looks like it could be a night led by goaltending—Tuukka Rask (3rd), Craig Anderson (t-7th), Sergei Bobrovsky (t-10th), Roberto Luongo (t-10th), Braden Holtby (t-18th) and Robin Leher (t-18th) will all start and all rank in the top 20 in save percentage. Following the deal with SaberSim, these Cheat Sheets are…

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DraftKings Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: April 20th

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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There are four more playoff games on tonight’s slate, with two of the more predictable series going and two of the most unpredictable series playing as well. PLAY DRAFTKINGS $20K SNIPER Add even more excitement to the NHL playoffs Prove your NHL knowledge Compete with other hockey fans around the globe $20,000 prize pool First…

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Playoff Preview: Capitals vs. Flyers | Game 1

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Wednesday was an exciting night of playoff hockey and it continues with four games tonight. The Lightning-Red Wings engaged in a physical affair, the Penguins-Rangers had a surprising battle of the backup goalies and the Blues-Blackhawks played in an ultra-exciting 1-0 OT game. The first game on tap tonight is the Presidents Trophy winning Washington…

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DailyFaceoff Podcast: Episode 13 – Halfway There

Friday, January 15, 2016

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This week Seegs, Beebs and D bring back the ‘Would you Rather’ segment breaking down comparable players and how they think those players will perform in the second half. They also address Ovechkin’s chase for 897 and trade talk around the NHL. Be sure to subscribe on both iTunes and SoundCloud and follow us on Twitter!

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DraftKings Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: December 30th

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Tonight’s featured Contest over at DraftKings has a $3 entry fee and a $30,000 prize pool! The top 2,300 scorers will earn themselves some cash with 1st place taking home $2,000! Are you new to DraftKings or Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)? (If so, SIGN UP for an Account HERE) Here’s a quick explanation on how to build…

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