Category Archives: Opinion

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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Capitals’ Magic Numbers

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images After Friday night’s results, the Capitals essentially need three regulation or overtime wins (a.k.a. ROW) out of the final five games to virtually guarantee home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. The following provides … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Two other Prolific “Lend a Hand” Guys

Nick Wass/Expressen.se Although he doesn’t go by this name, Mr. Assist for the Washington Capitals is Nicklas Backstrom; the Swedish-born center has done it more than any other Capital and at a rate that’s 15th best in NHL history, specifically … Continue reading

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Playing “Big” in Big Moments: I’m Orlovin’ it

As one would expect, game outcomes are becoming more hotly contested around the NHL as the regular season grows older. Numerous players on all 30 teams are stepping up at the right moments. The Capitals’ impactful player has been left-handed defenseman Dmitry Orlov. … Continue reading

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