Tag Archives: Tim Foisie

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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What to Expect From the Capitals For the Rest of Their Regular Season

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press As winter haphazardly turns to spring, many Caps fans, myself included, have been known to get the jitters brought on by the team’s average results beginning in late February, much like the 6-6-2 record the Capitals have most recently … Continue reading

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Capitals Do Whatever It Takes for Two Points: A Look At The Remaining Schedule

The 2016-17 edition of the Washington Capitals has varied in performance, but the common denominator throughout the year is winning. Here are insights into how the second half of the season has unfolded, and what we should expect in the regular season games that … Continue reading

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Pick your poison: No easy match-up is likely for the Caps in any round of the Stanley Cup playoffs

AP Photo/Alex Brandon You’ve gotta love Brian MacLellan’s pick-up of Kevin Shattenkirk by the trade deadline. I wanted it well before it even happened, but I love it even more now as I survey likely opponents the Caps will face … Continue reading

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The Borough Blues – The Capitals’ Battles Against NYC

CBS/New York Recently we took a look at the test the Capitals face when playing the Penguins in the playoffs. This piece looks at the challenge the New York Islanders and New York Rangers pose to the Caps in the … Continue reading

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A Lost Weekend?: Not what we wanted, but not all bad news either

Photo: NHL The Caps have made their way back from their inaugural “bye-week”, and upon “re-entry”, have not surprisingly, dropped a pair of back-to-back road games. But have no fear, here are NoVa Caps’ six positive points to take away from … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Capitals @ Red Wings

The Washington Capitals have won six games straight but are also coming off their bye-week, as they make their final trip to Joe Louis arena, ever. Detroit will call Little Caesars, a new midtown arena, home next season. Puck drop … Continue reading

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Avoiding the 43rd Scar: Preparing for Pittsburgh

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images This is the fourth and final musing during the Capitals’ bye-week, which takes a closer look at the most challenging opponent the Caps may face in the postseason; more specifically, that team from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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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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Back-To-Back Games and the Capitals’ Homestretch

Simon Bruty for Sports Illustrated  This is the second of several musings during the capitals current bye-week. The first article discussed Coach Trotz’s midas touch, including his key effort to get Caps players to always embrace a “defense first”, and … Continue reading

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