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Washington Capitals: Why George McPhee Should Stay

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has a huge offseason ahead of him. It starts with big decisions at the General Manager position and determining Washington’s 2014-15 head coach. Due to […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
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Washington Capitals 2013-2014 Season Recap: Failure

What Went Wrong With the 2013-2014 Washington Capitals? It was a turbulent season for the Washington Capitals.  The Capitals were a team that depended on the powerplay to keep their […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
Letang has not been allowed to join the rush as often this season (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Letang Returns; Leafs Miss Playoffs

Kris Letang missed 10 weeks of action after suffering a stroke. He will make his return to the ice tonight against the Red Wings. [CBC] Now they should call it […]

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It’s Time for a Change in Washington

Ever since Alex Ovechkin’s debut in a Caps’ uniform, there has always been reason for hope in Washington. Sure, the Caps were terrible for his first couple of years in […]

by · March 29, 2014 · 3 comments · Washington Capitals
Gustav Nyquist has been a revelation this year, reminding many Wings fans of a young Henrik Zetterberg (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Goose Is Loose – An Analytical Look at Gustav Nyquist’s Scoring Spree

Wait, did I miss another one? Did “Goose” score again? At the rate Detroit forward Gustav Nyquist is going I’ve probably missed three more goals. I’m fairly certain his day-to-day […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 2 comments · Detroit Red Wings
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Meet Washington’s Newest Forward: Evgeny Kuznetsov

It happened this weekend. The long awaited signing of Evgeny Kuznetsov has finally come to fruition for General Manager George McPhee and the Washington Capitals. Kuznetsov has been a prospect […]

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The Olympic Effect

Is there an Olympic Effect on NHL players? There’s been much debate about having NHL players participate in the Olympics.  Obviously, shutting down the National Hockey League for nearly a […]

by · February 20, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary, Olympics
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Anton Belov and the Defence of Team Russia

When penning a post-mortem of Russia’s painful exit from the Olympic games, you could point to any one of the main issues that plagued the team: underperforming stars, questionable systematic […]

The fans in Sochi seem to be enjoying the Games (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Crosby Criticisms; Canada vs USA for Gold

Teemu Selanne apparently accused Sidney Crosby, who has never been called for a diving penalty, of taking a dive in their round robin game. Not happy about a call that […]

by · February 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Oshie's thrilling 4-for-6 shootout was a moment for the ages (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

USA vs. Russia Thriller Shows Why Olympic Hockey is Simply the Best

It was a game that will be talked about for decades to come. Team USA took down Team Russia 3-2 in a shootout thriller that not only produced a national […]

by · February 16, 2014 · 1 comment · International Hockey, Olympics
The Hershey Bears faced the W-B/Scranton Penguins for the second night in a row on Saturday. (Annie Erling Gofus/The Hockey Writers)

Capitals vs. Penguins A Rivalry Beyond the NHL

The rivalry between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins ranks as one of the best in the National Hockey League for obvious reasons. The matchups between Sidney Crosby and […]

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Three Capitals Will Play in Sochi, Who Got Snubbed?

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but there will be three Washington Capitals participating in what may very well be the last Olympic games where NHL stars are […]

by · January 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals