Category Archives: Opinion

The Vrana Myth: The 200-foot Game

Photo: NHL  Jakub Vrana is an interesting prospect on many levels. Taken 13th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Capitals, the smallish winger was touted for his high-end speed and great shot.

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Vegas, Vegas, Vegas: Let the Games Begin: Best Players Available

I hate chess. I mean I used to try to play – it looked like fun, but as a kid, I quickly learned that I was terrible at the game because for every move made, I had to try to … Continue reading

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Catfished by PenBC and the PenHL?

 Perception is reality. There are two sides to every story. The list of trite clichés that can be used, rather adeptly, to describe Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals is as endless as it is boring. Suffice it to … Continue reading

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Solving the Brooks Orpik Puzzle

When Brooks Orpik was signed to his five-year, $27.5 million deal in the summer of 2014 it was received with mixed reviews. The Capitals were in desperate need of defensive help, which Orpik brought, but he was 33-years old and some … Continue reading

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Capitals-Penguins Game 7: You Feel It…I Feel it…We Feel it

 You feel it, I feel it, they feel it, we feel it. That little bit of doubt that is creeping in our heads, because, we’ve been here before. Wipe that doubt away, wipe everything away, erase everything from your mind, … Continue reading

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Perspective: Battle Tested and Ready for Pittsburgh

Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The date was May 10th, 2016. The site was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the building that houses the biggest rival of the Capitals: the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals were staring at a 3-1 series hole in … Continue reading

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The Day Has Come: Capitals-Penguins

 Well, today’s the day that I know I have been waiting for since the Bonino goal last year. It’s time to face a familiar foe once again—a foe that we haven’t beat in the playoffs since the early 90’s. Why … Continue reading

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Emotions Running High as Do or Die Time Nears

Photo credit – Justin Aller, Getty Images  29 years of emotions – I will come right out and say it—I’m going to cry at the end of the playoffs, however long they may go. I’m not afraid who knows it … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Makes Request of Caps Fans

 CSN’s Capitals pregame show, which aired before Sunday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, aired a clip of an interview by Jill Sorensen with Head Coach Barry Trotz.  In it, Trotz made a direct appeal to Caps fans: Don’t be nervous, … Continue reading

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I want my 3rd line back! Suggestions?

Photo: Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire All in all, it’s been a great year for Lars Eller, Andre Burakovsky and Brett Connolly, and they’ve contributed in ways that don’t always include scoring.  But I would still like to see their production back closer … Continue reading

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