The team that killed the Flyers’ playoff hopes has not killed one of the most popular websites for hockey fans.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet announced this week that the Washington Capitals organization will purchase CapFriendly.com.

CapFriendly was launched in 2015 as an excellent source for fans interested in team data, such as salary cap space, contract lengths, trades, signings, and call-ups.


Diehard hockey fans will be glued to CapFriendly during the trade deadline and free agency, as it is one of the best sites for up-to-the-minute stories about player transitions.

The Capitals purchased the site and intend to shut it down on July 5th, a few days after free agency opens. It is unclear why the Capitals purchased the website. It is speculated that the site’s owners wanted to sell it, and the Capitals were the highest bidder. Or the organization wanted to shut down the site to limit the amount of information available to the public about player contracts.

Coming out of the news about the shutdown, PuckPedia.com has taken the reins as the go-to site for NHL contract news.

Many hockey fans will be spending the last month reminiscing about all the time they have spent on CapFriendly. They eagerly refresh the page at 3 p.m. on deadline day and are glued to the screen on July 1st.

The site creates mock trades with insanely lopsided transitions that would never happen in real life. They also create mock expansion drafts for the Vegas Golden Knights and Seattle Kraken.


No matter what the reasoning is, CapFriendly will be dead next month, and it is important that hockey fans are able to find a replacement site with all the information they need and the site is PuckPedia.com.

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