So, when last we discussed the Capitals, they had slid into a bit of a slump. They rebounded this week after naming Ovechkin their new team Captain. More importantly, we saw the team starting to get comfortable again. Read the rest of this entry »
Wow, what the hell happened? I turn my back on the Capitals for two weeks, and they fall right apart!
Needless to say my absence has left me pretty far behind on my recapping, but really, do you want me to re-hash the last couple of weeks, game by game? Didn’t think so.
I never really had anything against Jim Zorn. His resume included the fact that he was both a college and NFL Quarterback. He worked under Mike Holmgren. The NFL should have been in his blood.
For Caps’ fans, this week was a roller coaster. They started off by shutting out the Lightning in Tampa; then went to Buffalo and got shut out themselves. They came home for a victory over Carolina, and travelled to Toronto for a loss to the Leafs.
I want to start out by apologizing to you, my loyal reader; there will be no Caps Recap next week as I will be travelling on business. The unfortunate part is that I will be in Miami, which is about five hours east of Tampa Bay when the Caps travel to Tampa to face the Lightning.
Y’know, sometimes I think teams tend to play different when they are missing a star player. I know that seems like an obvious statement and you may be thinking “well of course they play different; they are missing their star player.” Read the rest of this entry »
Remember when we were kids, and somebody called us names? Mom would always tell you “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”
With Hockey teams, it’s all about chemistry. With some players, you can’t detect their impact by the score-sheet alone; only by their absence. The Caps have gone two weeks without their star left-winger Alex Ovechkin, and won four tough games without him. Read the rest of this entry »
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