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They Say History Tends to Repeat Itself: How Difficult will it be for the Capitals?

Photo: Associated Press From the parade stage, TJ Oshie chanted “Back to Back”.  Over the summer, key contracts were signed, keeping most of the championship team in place. Now the season is about to begin and odds makers, the media … Continue reading

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Physical Value: Tom Wilson, Fisticuffs, and a Personal Look Back

At one time, fighting was a common and nightly occurrence in the NHL, with players dropping the gloves seemingly on a night-to-night basis. Over the years, however, physicality has become secondary in importance to skill and there few players in … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals “2018 Stanley Cup Champions” Video: A Pre-release Review

A new NHL DVD entitled “2018 Stanley Cup Champions” is being released this week.  Like most Capitals fans, anything reliving this year’s playoff run is welcomed.  NBC Sports Washington aired a recap, “Journey to the Cup” which was quite good and … Continue reading

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The Russian Influence in Washington: The History of Russians on the Washington Capitals

There have been Russian players in the NHL since 1928.  However, the birth of the Cold War in 1946, marked the end of Russians in the NHL.  There was one exception.  In 1982-1983, Victor Nechayev played three games for the … Continue reading

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Trying to Make Sense of the Last Three Seasons of the Washington Capitals

Photo: Patrick McDermott for the Washington Capitals The question keeps getting raised, “Why did the Capitals win the Stanley Cup this year, when in years past they had better talent and were considered the best team in the league?”  With … Continue reading

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