Monthly Archives: September 2011

Winter Classic Sweater Is Caps’ “New” Third Jersey

The Washington Capitals will revel in retro this season: 16 away games will have the Caps in white throwback jerseys, with red pants and white helmets.

Per the Caps’ press release, here are the opponents who will see the old-school look… one can only hope that those teams with throwback sweaters of their own will follow suit (apologies for the pun). It would be great to see the Devils in their old pizza-box unis, the Habs rocking the stripes, and so cool if the Jets break out their original kit. Continue reading

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Change in Rookie Camp Shows Caps Emphasizing Conditioning From the Start

The Capitals added something new to their rookie camp this year, according to Capitals’ strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish when he spoke to OFB Sunday: on-ice testing the first day of camp. Nemish said the change was about starting … Continue reading

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Confirmed: No Blu-Ray For 24/7 Penguins Capitals

For those of you who were holding off pre-ordering HBO’s “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” to see if HBO was going to announce a Blu-Ray version (as I was), wait no longer: HBO will be releasing Pens/Caps on DVD only.

HBO’s Sports Media Relations department confirmed that no Blu-Ray version is planned; they also pointed out that “this [will be] the first time a ’24/7′ has ever been available for purchase.” In other words, baby steps. Continue reading

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“It’s Ovi!”

You’re a 19-year-old defenseman, skating in front of NHL coaches on the first day of rookie camp. You look up to pass the puck, and arguably the best player in the NHL is on the other end of your receiving … Continue reading

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One Caps Prospect Gets Super Bowl Inspiration

Caps’ rookie camp attendee Nick Tabisz drew inspiration from a surprising source this summer during his maturation as a hockey player. The 24 year old participated in the Capitals’ development camp in July, and at the end was asked back … Continue reading

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Neuvy’s New Lid

Check out artist David Gunnarsson’s work on Michal Neuvirth’s new mask — a dual tribute to Washington D.C. and his Czech roots. Continue reading

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Washington Examiner: Caps’ Party Culture Hasn’t Had Its Last Call

When a hockey season is inexplicably left in tatters, underachievement its calling card, again, we who follow it with passion grasp at plausible explanations. A missing roster piece here and there. Leadership deficiency. Inexperience. Key injuries. What about the room … Continue reading

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