Monthly Archives: November 2006

Bastille Day for D.C. Hockey Fans: George Michael Calls It Quits! (Sort of)

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The Psychology of Shootout Success . . . and Suckitude

When Matt Pettinger bears down on a goalie in breakaway fashion, quite often he’s money. But this season, like all of Caps’ his teammates, he fires blanks in shootouts. With Alexander Ovechkin, forget about breakaways — when he’s on his … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks: vs. Boston, 11/15/06

Phil Kessel showed his considerable talent in scoring his goal. That shot was unstoppable. It was the kind of game where the Caps just seemed out of sorts – Morrisonn losing an edge to give Tenkrat an excellent scoring opportunity, … Continue reading

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NY Press to Isles’ fans: Sorry We Missed ONE DAY of Coverage

Hat tip to Eric at Off Wing Opinion for his finding a New York print reporter explaining the absence of a hockey story recently in Newsday on a single day! Imagine if Washington’s newspapers had to offer similar explanations for … Continue reading

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EquipmentGate? Doug Shearer Out as Head Equipment Manager

Long-time Caps Equipment Manager Doug “Sluggo” Shearer has been replaced, and at least one more member of the equipment staff may be gone as well. Today the Capitals’ web site lists Brock Myles, recently the equipment guy for the Portland … Continue reading

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What’s a Holiday Season without Schadenfreude?

This morning I feel compelled to issue the season’s first NC-17 rating to a hockey game. Late tonight the 3-12-2 Philadelphia Flyers visit the 13-1-4 Anaheim Mighty Ducks. V-chips, for the sake of the children. It’s understandable that Caps’ fans … Continue reading

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One-timer: Tomas Fleischmann

Tomas Fleischmann’s WashingtonCaps.com page The Forecaster’s take (via TSN) Back Story: Part of the return for Robert Lang during the firesale, Fleischmann had an excellent AHL season in 05-06, and tore up the playoffs with 32 points in 20 games … Continue reading

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College Puck Poll for Nov. 13

A couple of interesting storylines after the first month of the college hockey season. Two weeks ago, it looked like, just as with Ohio State and Michigan in football this season, there was real separation at the top of the … Continue reading

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Could Kolzig Collect Another Vezina Trophy?

A quick perusal through the league’s goaltender statistics does little to reveal Olie Kolzig’s value to the Caps or his standing among the NHL’s backstoppers today. This morning he ranks 25th in goals-against, at 3.02. In 12 games played, he’s … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks: @ Florida, 11/13/06

Ben Clymer looks much happier playing forward again. Green is learning to be more solid in his own zone, which is the true key to his development, in my eyes. The offensive talent, flair and attitude is there; if he … Continue reading

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