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Jay Beagle continues the call-up trend

Despite the brooding, sullen, scarf-wearing images we were shown on the 2nd episode of HBO’s Caps Pens 24/7 last week, George McPhee must be feeling pretty good these days. McPhee has been preaching patience and development in Washington for quite some time now, and it seems to be paying off.  No, we haven’t won a […]

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Pregame #39: Washington Capitals vs. Montréal Canadiens

Washington Capitals (21-12-5) vs. Montréal Canadiens (20-14-2)Verizon CenterTime: 7:00PMTV: CSN-DC (Game On!), RDS, TSN-HABSRadio: XM, 1500AM, 820AM Previous Games:(none)Games Remaining: Feb 1,   2011 MTL@WSH 7:30 PM ET Mar 15, 2011 WSH@MTL 7:00 PM ET Mar 26, 2011 WSH@MTL 7:00 PM ETFriendly Faces of Former Capitals: Jeff Halpern (1999-2006)Sons of Former Capitals: Tom Pyatt, son of […]

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Saint Sidney?

With only five days remaining until just another regular season gamethe most heavily publicized game of the year, Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins fans are eagerly waiting to see what kind of game the 2011 Winter Classic will be. Will we see a hard fought game with loads of hitting, scrapping and penalties, or a skill game […]

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Egg Nog Hangover #37: Pengiuns 3 – Capitals 2 in the Shootout

In a preview of the fast approaching Winter Classic, the Capitals clashed with their nemesis, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pens took an early lead with a tip-in by Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby when the game was barely 4 minutes old. The Pens gave the Caps plenty of chances to tie things up with several Power […]

Caps/Pens 24/7 Episode 2: Thoughts and Things

Last night we were treated once again by HBO’s Caps/Pens 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic. Episode 2 was fan-freakin-tastic. If you saw it you probably agree, if you haven’t watched yet- stop reading now. This episode was a turning points of sorts. We see the fallibility of a team that appeared to be infallible […]

Pregame #37: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Washington Capitals (20-12-4) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (23-10-2) Verizon Center Time: 7:00PM TV: CSN-DC (Game On!), NHLN-US, Fox Sports Pittsburgh Radio: XM, 1500AM, 820AM Game Promotion: Wives Gift Basket Auction, Slapshot Santa on main concourse Previous Games: (none) Games Remaining: Jan 1, 2011 WSH@PIT 1:00 PM ET Feb 6, 2011 PIT@WSH 12:30 PM ET Feb 21, […]

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Oh Brodeur, Where Art Thou? Capitals 5, Devils 1 (12/21/10)

The Washington Capitals started a new streak last night with a 5-1 win over the struggling New Jersey Devils for their second straight. The Capitals did many things well in this game, just few of them were done by the Caps top line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Alex Semin.  The Caps are playing […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like the Winter Classic

  This morning’s pregame skate at Kettler was a full house for the Capitals, complete with new Rudolph-Red helmets and Winter Classic hockey pants. 13 forwards, 7 defensemen, 2 goalies, and 4 coaches were on ice.   A. Gordo with your dome so bright…. The lines were: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin Laich-Perreault-Knuble Chimera-Johansson-Gordon Beagle-Steckel-Bradley/King Some random notes: Don’t […]

Pregame #36: Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils

Washington Capitals (19-12-4) vs. New Jersey Devils (9-21-2)Verizon CenterTime: 7:30PMTV: Versus, TSN2Radio: XM, 1500AM, 820AM Friendly Faces of Former Capitals:  Dainius Zubrus (2000-07) The Enemy: Running With The DevilsIn Lou We Trust After a collective sigh of relief, the Washington Capitals return home victorious from Canada’s Capital City to face off against the New Jersey […]

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Talking To Your Kids About 24/7

It’s a scene played out in every household with kids. Just home from school, a small child asks a parent what a certain bad word means. While the offending, eff-bomb dropping 8 year old sits at home playing his X-Box, some poor parent is left to explain the word to their own no-longer-innocent child. It’s like training […]

The Coach’s Challenge

With every Washington Capitals losing streak, calls for Bruce Boudreau’s head can be heard as loud as The Goat’s in-game chants. This is no suprise, as every coach in any sport would face the same scrutiny in failing to accompish the task he was hired to do. It seems, however, that the calls for Boudreau’s […]

Winter Classic Showcase Showdown

For many of us regular people, game shows are as close to fame as many of us can come. Wheel of Fortune. The Gong Show. Jeopardy. Household names that have given Average Joes their fifteen minutes. But no game show stands out as much as The Price Is Right. So it only makes sense that on […]

Pregame #33: Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks

Washington Capitals (18-11-3) vs. Anaheim Ducks (16-13-4)Verizon CenterTime: 7:00PMTV:   Comcast SportsNet  (Game On!)Radio: XM, 1500AM, 820AM Don’t Forget To Watch HBO Tonight at 10pm for: 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic  Friendly Faces of Former Capitals:  Josh Green, (2002-03), Randy Carlyle (Assistant Coach 2002-04) Sons of Former Capitals:  Brendan Mikkelson, (Son of Bill Mikkelson, […]

Great Expectations

  Mondays like this are especially difficult.  Some say that the music of my favorite band sounds like suicide music.  In fact, one friend of mine often notes that if Blue October is on my iPod in the car, he’s going to grab his razor blades to slice his wrists.  I’m listening to Blue October […]

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