Tag Archives: Playoffs

Nicklas Backstrom Could be the Capitals’ X-factor in the Playoffs

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has always been one of the NHL’s best players, and has yet again, gone inexcusably unnoticed by the NHL media and fan bases outside the Nation’s Capital. The highly-productive Swede is having one of his best … Continue reading

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These Jackets are Tailor-Made for a Long Playoff Run: A Look At the Columbus Blue Jackets

Nick Wass/Associated Press To hell with the bye week blues. If NHL teams are supposed to incur a post bye week letdown, someone forgot to tell the Columbus Blue Jackets. This is the fourth article on potential postseason opponents of the … Continue reading

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Preamble to the Playoff-Push

 This is the third of several musings during the break. The second article discussed some of the remaining regular season schedule challenges beginning with the potential impact of the bye-week. The first article centered on Barry Trotz and his Midas … Continue reading

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What’s the Fouss? What is With the Lack of Trade Activity Around the NHL?

Why do blockbuster trades not happen often in the NHL? Why are so many NHL GMs hesitant to make blockbuster deals? Continue reading

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Elite Backstrom Finds the Open Lane

Photo NHL.com During the Capitals second power play late in the second period Nicklas Backstrom looked through T.J. Oshie to see captain Alex Ovechkin positioned to score. Backstrom, knowing his puck needed to find Ovechkin’s stick, sent it sailing…right through Oshie’s … Continue reading

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The Four W’s – Washington Capitals Playoff Prep

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports With less than twenty games remaining in the regular season, and the rest of the NHL lagging in the rear-view mirror, the Washington Capitals have a few things to do as they prepare for the postseason.

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