Monthly Archives: March 2008

Nats vs. Caps vs. Chiefs

While one of the biggest local sports stories in recent weeks has been the Capitals’ playoff push, they were upstaged this weekend by the Nationals and the new stadium. I was fortunate to attend last night’s Opening Day game, and … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 7 Comments

ESPN’s Scott Burnside Harts Alex Ovechkin

Echoing fellow ESPN writer John Buccigross‘ opinion from last week, Scott Burnside comes down firmly on the side of Ovie for MVP: The debate over whether Alexander Ovechkin should be awarded the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player … Continue reading

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The GeriHatricks: Very Young at Hockey Heart

When it comes to recreational hockey, boys will be boys — even if they’re 72 years old. That’s the theme enveloping the GeriHatricks’ Annual Senior Hockey Tournament, contested each March at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md. This past … Continue reading

Posted in Former Coaches & Players, Hockey Heroes | 9 Comments

2008 Frozen Four

The 2008 Frozen Four is set. The semifinals take place on April 10th with North Dakota defenseman and Washington Capitals’ draft pick Joe Finley skating against Boston College at 6pm EDT. The second game is at 9pm EDT with Michigan … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockey

80 years young today For more on Howe, check out David Amber’s article on ESPN.

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Move Over Ovie: Chris Bourque Pots 4 for Hershey Saturday Night

“During his rookie season, Chris Bourque suffered a concussion on a hit by Hamilton Bulldog Johnathan Aitken at Copps Coliseum on Oct. 30, 2005 . . . It was Bourque’s turn to deliver the headache Saturday night,” Tim Leone wrote … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

I’m Keeping an Eye on Ottawa

I’m going to ask a question to which I know not the answer, but the question may be rhetorical in its preposterous premise: has an NHL team ever started a season 15-2 and failed to make the playoffs? (Of course … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Conference, Former Coaches & Players, Morning cup-a-joe, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Out Like a Lion in March

While it seemed like the greatest March in Caps’ history, 2008’s ranks behind those of¬†four other seasons in terms of victories and points. The Caps this month won 10 games and earned 20 points, but three times Caps’ teams won … Continue reading

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How Does a 5-1 Roadtrip Sound? Caps 3, Cats 0

Posted in 2 Points, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

NHL Playoff Magic Numbers for the Capitals’ Rivals

The Magic Number is a way represent how close a front-running team needs is to clinching its division and/or a playoff spot (to see a detailed magic number description, click here). While usually used for sports with win-loss records, it … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments