Tag Archives: Opinion

The NHL’s Decision on Anton Stralman’s Hit to Tom Wilson A Missed Opportunity to Send the Correct Message

USA Today After preaching a need for consistency on disciplinary action on illegal hits and plays in the league, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety had a prime opportunity to act upon that need after Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton … Continue reading

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Caps Fans Give their Opinions on the Tom Wilson Suspension

It was a packed house Saturday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex as fans came out in droves to give the Capitals some positive vibes at their morning skate prior to a big Game 5. One hot topic going on around Caps … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Section 217: Who Are We?

With the Capitals (and their fans) celebrating a promised Game 4 win on Thursday night, NoVa Caps’ Lisa Desabrais gives her thoughts on the Capitals’ identity and the unity of the fans in the latest Thoughts From Section 217.

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Blackout Upon Blackout: NBC’s Broadcasting Fiasco

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images  The winds had calmed just enough for levity. Battered by a ferocious and seemingly never-ending wall of wind the day before, those in and around the DC-area, faces familiar with volatile weather patterns, received a brief … Continue reading

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John Carlson’s Outstanding Season Deserves Some Norris Trophy Nods

After losing a number of key defensemen last summer through various avenues, the pressure was on the Capitals’ top defensemen in Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, and John Carlson to elevate their play in 2017-18 to compensate for the notable losses … Continue reading

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Stay the Course, Caps Fans

 Mark my words—we are going to win the whole damn thing. I know you think that I’m crazy for saying this, and yes, maybe I am a little loco, but we are going to win. Sure, we are down two … Continue reading

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The Galiev Quandry – Play Him or Trade Him?

Play Him or Trade Him Part 1 – Stan Galiev (Opinion) 

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This Capitals Team is Even Better than Last Year’s Team

 I know what you’re thinking: “Oh no, not another one of these ‘convincers’ saying this team is different.” I’m not here to do that necessarily. I know there’s two types of Caps fans out there. There’s the “Oh they’re winning now, it … Continue reading

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Metropolitan Division, check. Eastern Conference, check. President’s Trophy, check.

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Attaching to Ovi: Reflection on Being an Ovechkin Fan

For a sports fan, there are numerous reasons to get attracted to a particular player. Generally speaking, it helps if the player is one of the better ones on the team, but it’s not a requirement. As a rule, multiple … Continue reading

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