Category Archives: Opinion

The NHL’s Decision on Anton Stralman’s Hit to Tom Wilson A Missed Opportunity to Send the Correct Message

USA Today After preaching a need for consistency on disciplinary action on illegal hits and plays in the league, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety had a prime opportunity to act upon that need after Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Section 217: Rallying the Troops

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images I am sure a lot of us, myself included, felt a pit at the bottom of our stomachs after the second period of game five. We have all seen it before; the team loses a lead, … Continue reading

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Time For Closure: The Capitals Must Find the “Killer Instinct” For Game 6 In Columbus

Can the Washington Capitals deliver the killer instinct needed to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6? Continue reading

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The Vrana Dilemma: Lack of Minutes Comes at Bad Time

One of the biggest advantages for the Washington Capitals in this playoff run compared to the previous two was the youth on the team that can help bring speed to the game. Yet it looks like coach Barry Trotz’s approach … Continue reading

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Taking Stock: A Year In The Making, The Capitals Reload for Another Shot

I know what you’re thinking, “not this guy again”… Last year I was convinced that we were going to win the Stanley Cup, and I was wrong. I absolutely think we had the talent, the pieces, the team—we had it … Continue reading

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Blackout Upon Blackout: NBC’s Broadcasting Fiasco

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images  The winds had calmed just enough for levity. Battered by a ferocious and seemingly never-ending wall of wind the day before, those in and around the DC-area, faces familiar with volatile weather patterns, received a brief … Continue reading

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John Carlson’s Outstanding Season Deserves Some Norris Trophy Nods

After losing a number of key defensemen last summer through various avenues, the pressure was on the Capitals’ top defensemen in Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, and John Carlson to elevate their play in 2017-18 to compensate for the notable losses … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Capitals’ Pending Free Agents

Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After having 11 free agents this past off-season, Washington has nine free agents on the current roster next summer. Of the nine, four are restricted free agents. The Capitals currently have 14 players signed for … Continue reading

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The Washington Capitals Versus The Dangerous “Trap Games”

How can the Washington Capitals overcome the “trap games” that they face on their schedule? Continue reading

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Upcoming Stretch Will Be Critical for the Capitals

Photo: NHL Through 12 games and the month of October, the Capitals sit at a 5-6-1 record. They are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference wild card and sixth in the metropolitan division, though they are only two points out of … Continue reading

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