Category Archives: Opinion

These Jackets are Tailor-Made for a Long Playoff Run: A Look At the Columbus Blue Jackets

Nick Wass/Associated Press To hell with the bye week blues. If NHL teams are supposed to incur a post bye week letdown, someone forgot to tell the Columbus Blue Jackets. This is the fourth article on potential postseason opponents of the … Continue reading

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What to Expect From the Capitals For the Rest of Their Regular Season

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press As winter haphazardly turns to spring, many Caps fans, myself included, have been known to get the jitters brought on by the team’s average results beginning in late February, much like the 6-6-2 record the Capitals have most recently … Continue reading

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No Matter How Burdensome His Contract is, Brooks Orpik is an Asset on the Blueline

Nick Wass/Associated Press  When the Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract in the summer of 2014, the deal was met with a mixture of reactions. Now in his third season in a Caps sweater, Orpik … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye is Hard – Saying Hello is Nerve Wracking

Saying goodbye to a player who was traded is never easy, even if that player has only spent part of the season with an organization. But, as Tom Gilbert reminded me in a post-game interview Saturday night – that’s hockey. 

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5 Miscellaneous Thoughts for Your Consideration

Here are a few general snip-its, blurbs and musings that didn’t make it into a post this week. As always, we want to hear your thoughts. (Wisdom of the crowd).

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Do the Washington Capitals Lack the Mean Edge In Their Game?

Can the Washington Capitals find their killer instinct in the playoffs? Continue reading

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The Galiev Quandry – Play Him or Trade Him?

Play Him or Trade Him Part 1 – Stan Galiev (Opinion) 

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This Capitals Team is Even Better than Last Year’s Team

 I know what you’re thinking: “Oh no, not another one of these ‘convincers’ saying this team is different.” I’m not here to do that necessarily. I know there’s two types of Caps fans out there. There’s the “Oh they’re winning now, it … Continue reading

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What To Take Out Of The Capitals’ 8-7 OT Loss To The Penguins

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images  After last night’s Penguins-Capitals game, most Caps fans would likely want to talk about anything else, and it’s hard not to see why. It was a bad game, for many, many reasons. There … Continue reading

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Fan Behavior II – The Caps need YOU.

 I’ll say it outright.  During Caps games, the Verizon center is way too quiet.  Not to knock the fans, because we are some of the best in the NHL, but my goodness, soft-spoken much? (Part I here).

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