Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Peek Inside What Caps Players See in Hunter

People can dissect the Dale Hunter plus/minus comment regarding Mike Knuble to their heart’s content; the odd call up (twice) of Joel Rechlicz; and the equally odd call up of Braden Holtby; it’s all fair game for analysis (and when you figure out a logical answer, please give me a call). But the other side of the coin is to figure out if the guys feel they’re growing under Hunter’s tutelage.

Caps Casino Night isn’t really the venue for asking serious hockey questions, but Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, Jay Beagle and Mike Green were accommodating nonetheless. Alzner also had some interesting insight into what Hunter’s locker room directives are like between periods in-game (since HBO 24/7 isn’t there to show us). The guys’ comments don’t answer a lot of the aforementioned questions, but they provide an interesting angle to consider in the current state of the Capitals. Continue reading

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Of Hope and Stating the Obvious

Nothing you read here will likely be new to you, nor will it come as any kind of revelation, to be honest. The Caps aren’t in a great state right now. Confidence is low, points are being given up, and … Continue reading

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Questions You Get to Ask Only at Casino Night

Caps Casino Night has got to be one of the most fun events for a journalist to cover, simply because you probably couldn’t get away asking these questions without feeling guilty on an average day at Kettler. Unsuspecting victims for the evening included Mike Green, Jay Beagle, Karl Alzner and Matt Hendricks (who was fresh off a guitar performance on Rock Band).

Oh, and apologizes in advance to Detroit Lions fans. Continue reading

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Caps Succeed in Losing Weirdest Game of NHL Season

If you thought Thursday’s Capitals vs. Jets game had one of the weirdest endings of any recent NHL game, you’re not alone. Four goals in the third period–one on a Dustin Byfuglien shot from center ice that deflected off Karl Alzner’s … Continue reading

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ThunderCats Are No-Go: Caps 4, Cats 0

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What Brooks Laich’s Injury Means for the Capitals, No GQ Magazine Call for Orlov

The Capitals lost 4-1 to the Boston Bruins Sunday, and they also lost a key piece when center Brooks Laich went to the locker room game with an undisclosed injury that kept him out for the rest of the game … Continue reading

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