Category Archives: Brendan Morrison

For the Caps’ GM, a Pause To Ponder

This morning commences perhaps the most interesting 15 days in the Capitals’ career of General Manager George McPhee. All NHL rosters are frozen until 11:59 p.m. on February 28, coincidental to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, at which time NHL clubs … Continue reading


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The State of the Capitals’ Union, January 2010

Red Army, fellow Washington puckheads, late January again finds the Washington Capitals in an enviable competitive position: in first place — by a Grand Canyon chasm — in the Southeast division, but also first overall in the Eastern conference. And … Continue reading

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A Night for Great Skating, and Morrison’s Magnificent Marker

This week I have as part of my city-to-suburban-home commute a wonderful walk through some snowy suburban woods. I arrived at the woods late last night fresh off a thrilling and well played hockey game downtown, featuring two quality hockey … Continue reading

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Case Studies in Development Patience: Eric Fehr, Tomas Fleischmann, and Jeff Schultz

A quick lesson in hockey prospect development: be patient. Last May, as Capitals’ players packed up their gear after succumbing to the Penguins in seven games and headed home for the offseason, an awful lot of Caps’ fans rightly wondered … Continue reading

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