Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Changing Storyline, Or More of the Same?

For only 18 games into the season, the Capitals have managed enough turnarounds and contradictions to rival the drama you’d get watching The Bachelor. (Before you ask, my roommates watch it. I just happen to be in the room.) The … Continue reading

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Mental Endurance

The Washington-New Jersey game, if it did nothing else Thursday, gave Capitals fans emotional whiplash, as it went from a lullaby to fireworks to a full-out penalty box parade within a 60-minute framework.   Before the ugly for the Capitals, … Continue reading

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Hairspray Can Be for NHL Players, Too; Also, Beagle Compliments Female Fans’ Hockey Knowledge

Even the most diehard Capitals fan could likely have learned something new at the Capitals’ Hockey ‘n Heels event at Kettler Monday evening. I’ve been covering the team for over three seasons now, and I had no idea, for example, … Continue reading

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Caps Avoid Collapse: Caps 4 / Bolts 3

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Is 2 In A Row A Streak? Caps 6 / Cats 5 – OT

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The Curious Case of Jason La Canfora’s Disappearing Tweets

There was great volume of high-pitched conversation about the Capitals taking place late last Thursday night, near the end of the Penguins’ 5-2 seal-clubbing of the Caps, and the most intriguing of it emanated from the Twitter feed of former … Continue reading

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Holtby’s Edge: Student of the Game

In Braden Holtby’s world, perfect scores do not always equal perfect goaltending. By the time Holtby spoke to the media moments after his team’s 5-0 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday, the goaltender had already analyzed what he needed to … Continue reading

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A Complete 60 Minutes: Caps 5 / Cats 0

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A Crisis of Mismanagement

If you are shocked and dismayed by where we are with hockey in Washington these days, you weren’t reading here last July. The Unexpected Rebuild, I called it. The Washington Capitals today on the ice are receiving their just due: … Continue reading

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Fehr Thinks of Caps as “a Pretty Old Team”

“I’ve never experienced a start to a season like this,” Karl Alzner said after the Capitals’ 3-2 loss Tuesday to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Capitals, however briefly, have the worst record in hockey right now, although they’ve played three … Continue reading

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