The NHL violated the CBA with the Ovechkin suspension

Now, I don’t know how the legality of this works, if it’s the players union who should pursue action, Alexander Ovechkin or the Washington Capitals, but looking at the CBA Brendan Shanahan’s ruling definitely violated the CBA. Ironically, it’s the video he released that’s the evidence of this violation. Of course, I’m not a lawyer, […]

A note to myself, and fellow Caps fans

When the sky never ceases to fall… While I can appreciate being frustrated at a loss, and a lack luster one at that, there certainly seems to be a contingency of fans who get increasingly, and at times unreasonably, upset after each and every loss. As a fellow fan, it has started to wear on […]

Fearless Predictions: The Real American Hero for Calder

Carlson scores his first NHL goal. < Well before the players have a chance to lace up their skates and the first puck of the season is dropped, I am going to place a sizable bet out on the table… neither of the top picks, Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall will win the Calder Trophy […]

Southeast Division Free Agent Acquisitions and Team Analysis

Persistent whispers have spread around the interwebs lately that the Washington Capitals lack of free agency “improvements” will allow the other members of the Southeast Division to compete with the Caps for the top spot this coming fall. Whether the result of the Thrashers’ offensive addition of Dustin Byfuglien, or the Bolts bolstering their blue line […]

Defense wins Championships – or does it?

If a team can’t score it can’t win, right? However, does that mean that your defense needs to be Top 5 to win the Cup? In the light of the first week of free agency, Washington fans watched as five defensemen that could have potentially helped their club significantly opt to sign with other clubs.  […]


Why the Capitals Will Take their Chances with Two Kids in Net

As the Washington Capitals’ plans for unrestricted free agent Jose Theodore become more and more clear, quite a few fans and bloggers seem to feel that it’s a necessity for the Caps to sign a veteran net minder.  The consensus seems to be that the Capitals should go out this off season and sign the […]


Why Mike Green is the only choice for the Norris Trophy

For the second season in a row, the Washington Capitals’ Mike Green has been nominated for the James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s top defensive player. While he joins a list that features bluelining mainstays such as Nicklas Lidstrom and Chris Pronger, and other “young guns” like Drew Doughty and Shea Weber, […]


Will Theodore be back in a Capitals jersey next year?

It comes as no surprise that there is a goaltending controversy with the Washington Capitals when you look at the numbers.  Jose Theodore, Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth are 3 winning goaltenders, with 3 similar save percentages and roughly similar goals against averages.  The only thing that isn’t really similar is the cost.  Theo currently […]


Should OV be Suspended?

While Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brian Campell laid motionless on the ice with a broken collarbone and ribs yesterday after being checked into the end boards of the United Center by Alex Ovechkin with just under 8 minutes remaining in the first period, the words “dirty player” and “reckless” were immediately being used to describe the […]