Category Archives: Atlantic Division

Blueline by a Less Than Bruising Committee (Again)

The good news: the Caps yesterday spent nearly $12 million on their less than intimidating blueline. The bad news: all of it went to Jeff Schultz. Intimidation quotient on the back end remains unchanged. Level of difficulty playing with the … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Division, Jeff Schultz, Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 28 Comments

Storm Clouds Forming in the East

There’s a danger with playing it ultra conservative on Canada Day, the first day of unrestricted free agency: what if your power peers in the East don’t share that philosophy? And, what if they act like there’s no tomorrow with … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Division, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 19 Comments

Some Home Cookin’ This Week Could Be Caps’ Big Gain

If the Capitals play focused and disciplined and hard during their three home games this week against three beleagured opponents they will have a terrific opportunity to make up some serious ground on first-in-the-East Boston.
Montreal, Colorado, and Pittsburgh — all once-proud teams that have been seriously struggling as of late — visit Verizon Center this week. All of these teams had reasonably high hopes quite recently; the Penguins were picked by many to return to the Stanley Cup Finals and to be a serious contender and even to win it all, while Montreal was thought by many to be Pittsburgh’s toughest competition in the East. Colorado was not too long ago a rough and tough and Cup-contending franchise, and they certainly hoped to make the playoffs this season. Now all three will be lucky to finish above .500 this season. On top of their losing ways all of these teams have some of the ugliest season stats in the league. Continue reading

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Posted in Atlantic Division, Colorado Avalanche, Eastern Conference, Montreal Canadiens, National Hockey League, Northeast Division, Northwest Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Mullets Are Not Us: The Free Agent Race Out of Pittsburgh

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Posted in Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference, OFB Polls, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sergei Fedorov | 13 Comments

Rushing to the Aid of a Foe’s Fanbase in Their Hour of Need

Being the high-road breed of hockey fans we are, we are called in this hour of anguish for our rivals to the North and West to traffic in empathy, commiseration, and sportsmanship. The black and gold partisans may not return … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Division, Morning cup-a-joe, Pittsburgh Penguins | 17 Comments

Rooting for Fire, Famine, and Pestilence on a Sheet of Ice

I was hoping for more hatred. I don’t have a dog in this Pittsburgh-Philthy affair, so naturally I’m rooting for a rink full of rottweilers and pit bulls on blades. Who haven’t been fed in a while. Let it be … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins | 18 Comments