Monthly Archives: June 2010

Needed: An Oil Change and a New Set of Tires

Too often during the 2009-10 hockey season the Capitals rotated tires with well-worn treads when what they really needed — most especially back on the blueline — was a new set of Pirellis. A pair of Pirelli models named Carlson … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gordon, Front Office, Jeff Schultz, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Mining for Gems Deep in a Draft’s Bedrock’s Allan Muir has offered a glowing assessment of the Capitals’ draft work in L.A. this past weekend. George McPhee bolstered his status as a procurer of top-end talent deep in round one, Muir claimed, and the team added skill guys of … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Atlanta Thrashers, Dmitry Chesnokov, Entry Draft, Florida Panthers, Gary Bettman, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Proposals To Enliven the Dullness That Is the NHL Draft

In the opening moments of Versus’ coverage of the NHL Entry Draft Friday night male viewers were treated to an appearance by, and interview of, lovely Alyssa Milano, celebrity puckhead of the first order. The interview was fun and illuminating … Continue reading

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Draft Tweets

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Say Hello to Semin 2.0

Dynamic skill level. Exceptional hands. Controls the puck as if he’s got it on a string. Natural sniper. Elite one-on-one talent. Can manufacture his own offense. Great acceleration and finishing ability. Looks to score each shift. Oh, and he’s Russian. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Dmitry Kugryshev, Entry Draft, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

Taylor Hall Preps For The NHL Draft

aylor Hall, the likely first overall pick in tonight’s NHL draft, has signed on with Easton Hockey—the Windsor Spitfires star will use Easton equipment exclusively.

What does that mean for the casual hockey fan? Well we get a sneak peek at Hall’s preparation for the draft: Continue reading

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NHL Draft Live Chat

NHL Draft Live Chat

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A Night To Replenish

Every NHL Entry Draft has some distinguishing quality, and 2010’s is notable for the volume and size of American blueliners expected to be tabbed among the first 50 selections. Cam Fowler, Derek Forbort, Jarred Tinordi (son of Mark), Jon Merril, … Continue reading

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One Entry Draft Order of Mayhem To Go, Please

“The Undertaker.” Sound like the nickname of a D-man you wouldn’t mind seeing in a Caps’ sweater in the seasons ahead? Get in line wearing the foil behind us. That nickname was coined by an NHL scout this past season … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals’ Remaining 98.8% Of Schedule Revealed

Today the Washington Capitals announced their 2010-11 Season Schedule—well, they revealed the 81 games we didn’t already know about. Some highlights (and lowlights) of next season’s slate: Continue reading

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