Tag Archives: Bryan Hailey

Sparking A Dying Fuse: How to Put The “Power” Back In The Capitals’ Power Play

As the Capitals teeter on the edge of another customary mid-winter swoon, one of their special teams’ units got a head start. The power play, once a vaunted powerhouse, has been sputtering for better than a month.

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The NHL’s Coaching Abuse Scandal: Is the League Going Soft Or Positively Evolving?

Despite all the exciting hockey being played on the ice, the National Hockey League has unfortunately been in the news lately as much for things happening off the ice. A scandal surrounding coaches’ actions and behaviors is beginning to unfold. … Continue reading

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The Evolution of My Hatred for Brooks Orpik

Brooks Orpik: Man. Myth. Legend. Villain? Brooks Orpik retired this week as a Washington Capital fan favorite, but he wasn’t always celebrated as such. In fact, during his 11 seasons as a Pittsburgh Penguin, I despised Brooks Orpik. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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That Next Morning Feeling: Was It Real?

Photo: @nastyashubskya Yesterday was amazing for Caps fans. Celebrating the Stanley Cupiversary allowed us to revel in the goosebump-inducing moments of June 7, 2018: Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller excelling in clutch moments. A weird scoreboard clock issue and Nick … Continue reading

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NoVa Caps Roundtable: How To Fix The Capitals This Offseason

Photo: NBC Sports After a First Round exit in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Washington Capitals, it’s time to look ahead to the 2019-20 season and see what the team needs to do to put the team in … Continue reading

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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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