Author Archives: Alex Perlmutter

A Devil of a Move

The Washington Capitals look like Tier I Stanley Cup contenders right now, not with the way they have been playing (especially in their last four games), but because they’ve strung together 13 wins in a row. If the Caps were … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Long Island Massacre

Seven Capitals’ goals scored Tuesday night without a single point from either Ovi or Greener. If that doesn’t highway billboard showcase the Caps’ scoring balance and depth, nothing will. Semin the suddenly underpaid? Once upon a time, his faults were … Continue reading


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On a Wretched Night, a New Role for the Captain

It was a very, very weird game in Tampa last night, a Caps’ 7-4 loss to the ‘Bolts, anomalous in so many ways. Of the game’s first five power plays, all produced goals. A hallmark of this season has been … Continue reading

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First Fifth Review

The first fifth of the Capitals’ season leaves the club with a 10-3-4 record, 24 points, and a first-place tie for the the conference lead with the archrival Penguins. But is the Capitals position in the standings reflective of an … Continue reading

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The NHL through Europe’s Eyes

The 2006-2007 NHL season was abysmal for the Washington Capitals and for media coverage of hockey in the United Kingdom. That was the year your migrant writer started his university campaign in the ancient and beautiful London. Three years ago … Continue reading

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