Tag Archives: Bryan Hailey

Hello Game 7, We Meet Again: The Washington Capitals Look To Build On Recent Successes In The “Decisive Game”

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Game Seven. The two most exciting words in sports. Two words dripping with anticipation. Two words which can both elate and deflate. Two words that, for Washington Capitals fans, are fraught with danger.

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Recalling The “Easter Epic”

Photos: Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images When the Stanley Cup Playoff schedule drops each Spring, many Washington Capitals fans rush to the calendar with questions. How does my work schedule align with game days? Can I travel to some games? Do … Continue reading

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Nova Caps Mailbag: Your Questions About Tampa Bay, The Slingshot Formation, and Brooks Orpik’s Stickwork

In the midst of a busy stretch of games, including some so-called measuring stick contests, we dipped into the old NoVa Caps mailbag to answer your questions.

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Do The Capitals Have A Dmitry Orlov Problem?

Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images The Washington Capitals seem to once again be warming up at the right time. Winners of four straight games, and seven of their last nine, Washington has reclaimed first place in the Metropolitan Division. As … Continue reading

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Saturday, February 23 Is “Try Hockey For Free” Day

Photos: USAHockey.com We watch ice hockey because, as an advertising campaign once told us, it is the coolest game on Earth. Players dazzle us with extraordinary athletic feats, all performed as they balance on slivers of steel flying across a … Continue reading

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On Valentine’s Day, The Capitals Need To Show Some Heart

Intensity. Heart. Hustle. All different names for that intangible characteristic an athlete demonstrates when he or she raises their game to the next level. In any sport, talent and high skill can only take a player or team so far. … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Retire Peter Bondra’s Number 12

Photo: Washington Capitals There is no doubt Capitals fans enjoy seeing the Stanley Cup Champion banner swaying in the rafters at Capital One Arena. Seeing it in person evokes memories of the title run and confirms the dream did come … Continue reading

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NoVa Caps Mailbag: Trotz vs. Reirden, Balancing Common Sense and Justified Concern, Perspective On The Capitals

Maybe during a five-game losing streak wasn’t the best time to check in on the Nova Caps mailbag. It is overflowing with angst, worry, and distress. You know, like the good ol’ pre-Stanley Cup days. Is the honeymoon over, the … Continue reading

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How Should The Washington Capitals Approach the NHL Trade Deadline? [NoVa Caps Roundtable]

With the NHL trade deadline, which falls on February 25 this season, a little over a month away, teams are beginning to finalize roster plans for the remaining part of the season, and to position themselves for this summer’s contract … Continue reading

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For The Love Of The Game: Old Dogs, Old Tricks

Hockey is a game that reaches inside you and grips your soul. We play, we coach, we watch, and we cheer because we LOVE the game. Hockey rinks, whether filled to the rafters with screaming fans or hosting beer-leaguers playing … Continue reading

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