Category Archives: David Poile

George McPhee Was Mostly the Architect of an Identity Crisis

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. Ten years ago, gifted by the draft lottery gods, and with a young but battle-tested general manager presiding over a roster rebuild he’d already appropriately earned plaudits for, the Washington Capitals were supposed … Continue reading

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Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, David Poile, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Filip Forsberg, Front Office, George McPhee, Martin Erat, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Seth Jones, Southeast Division, The curse of Washington hockey, The Great Old Patrick Division, Washington Capitals, Washington the cursed hockey town, Washington the hockey town | 8 Comments

A Desperation Move by a Desperate GM

Once upon a time, Capitals General Manager George McPhee was viewed, rightly I think, as cautious and shrewd each spring around trade deadline time. Never one to radically revamp his roster with wheeling and dealing then, McPhee in fact over … Continue reading

Posted in David Poile, Eastern Conference, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Filip Forsberg, Front Office, George McPhee, Martin Erat, Morning cup-a-joe, Nashville Predators, NHL trade deadline, The curse of Washington hockey, Washington Capitals | 17 Comments

First-round Ruminations

This morning I’m thinking of David Poile, for this morning, the former Caps’ GM is savoring his first playoff series win since he arrived in Nashville to guide the expansion Predators in 1998, and his first postseason triumph since the … Continue reading

Posted in Carrie Underwood (the First Lady of Pucks), Chicago Blackhawks, David Poile, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments