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Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: A Balanced Meaty Playoff Schedule….

We have survived much this fantasy hockey season but now comes the last March edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a […]

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Pre-Season Expectations vs. Post-Season Reality

Every October before the puck’s dropped analysts begin the tea leaf readings on the season and weighed in with their predictions for who will hoist the Cup nine months later.  […]

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Capitals Must Use Intangibles and Self-Motivation Toward Playoff Push

It’s been a strange and, at times, tumultuous season for the Washington Capitals, but they have found themselves in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, despite losing, 4-3, to the […]

by · March 24, 2012 · 3 comments · Washington Capitals
Caps Playoff Chances: What Needs to Happen

Caps Playoff Chances: What Needs to Happen

If you ask a Sabres or Jets fan, the Caps are in a good place. But with two weeks of hockey left there’s still enough time for a major Eastern […]

Mario Lemieux and Olaf Kolzig collide (Claude Croteau/Flickr)

Caps Playoffs Past and Present: Who’s in Net?

For 11 years the Washington Capitals never had to ask who was in net. The answer was Olaf Kolzig, a goalie who brought the franchise the closest they’ve ever come […]

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CSN Washington’s Alan May: Holmstrom “One of NHL’s dirtiest players”

Midway through the first period of Monday night’s Detroit Red Wings-Washington Capitals game the Red Wings put the puck in the net for what looked to be their first goal […]

Captain V leads the Bolts in scoring in the postseason

What Is Next For The Tampa Bay Lightning?

Though the players and coaches won’t say it in public, the chances of the Tampa Bay Lightning making the playoffs this season are nigh-impossible. With 11 games remaining on their […]

Cap Space: Beyond the Playoffs

Cap Space: Beyond the Playoffs

The Undertaker has quite an undertaking ahead of him. No, not another Caps playoff run – George ‘The Undertaker’ McPhee is going to have to take the fighting spirit he […]

Keith Aucoin’s Scenic Route to the NHL

Keith Aucoin’s Scenic Route to the NHL

It can be tough to crack a big league lineup. The mental wear and tear of bouncing back and forth between the minors and NHL isn’t easy, just ask journeyman […]

Southeast Bound and Down

Southeast Bound and Down

The dream of playoff hockey is alive and well in Washington and that’s for one reason: The Southeast Division. For the past four years the Caps haven’t had to fret […]

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Who’s In and Who’s Out in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Playoff Race?

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor The NHL regular season ends on April 7, less than a month away. With three postseason spots up for grabs in the East, who will […]

The Boudreau Effect: Firing a Chain Reaction

The Boudreau Effect: Firing a Chain Reaction

A franchise record-setting seven straight wins – that’s how the Washington Capitals kicked off the season. On October 27th, nearly a month into the season, they lost their first game […]

by · March 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Washington Capitals