Category Archives: Jeff Schultz

Needed: An Oil Change and a New Set of Tires

Too often during the 2009-10 hockey season the Capitals rotated tires with well-worn treads when what they really needed — most especially back on the blueline — was a new set of Pirellis. A pair of Pirelli models named Carlson … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gordon, Front Office, Jeff Schultz, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

So Much for the Notion of a Short Series

Thursday was Alexander Ovechkin’s first NHL playoff game as captain of the Washington Capitals. It was one he would rather forget. The Capitals in game one of their first-round series against Montreal fired 47 shots on Habs’ netminder Jaroslav Halak. … Continue reading

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Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Jeff Schultz, John Carlson, Jose Theodore, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 24 Comments

A Fine Sendoff to Mellon Arena

Controversy arrived very late in last night’s 6-3 Capitals’ triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the final regular season contest between these teams in the Igloo. With just two-tenths of a second left in the game, Bruce Boudreau chose not to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Jeff Schultz, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, TV, Versus, Washington Capitals | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, American Hockey League, Brendan Morrison, Bruce Boudreau, Chris Clark, Eastern Conference, Eric Fehr, Hershey Bears, Jeff Schultz, John Carlson, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Bradley, Michal Neuvirth, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Nicklas Backstrom, Prospects, Semyon Varlamov, Sergei Fedorov, Ted Leonsis, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Thoughts on Our Natural Enemy

Across much hockey media today there permeates the view that tonight’s Caps’ game in Pittsburgh affords the visitors an opportunity for revenge for last season’s seven-game defeat in the Eastern conference semifinals. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Examiner’s … Continue reading

Posted in Jeff Schultz, John Carlson, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Brendan Morrison, Eric Fehr, Jeff Schultz, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Prospects, Sergei Fedorov, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 17 Comments

Road Woes and Missed Chances for the Caps

Maybe it was the road trip catching up to them, but one thing is for sure, the Washington Capitals certainly did not take advantage of the chances they had against the Vancouver Canucks. Nicklas Backstrom’s failed conversion of Ovi’s centering … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Chris Clark, Jeff Schultz, Jose Theodore, Tom Poti, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, American Hockey League, Brian Pothier, Bruce Boudreau, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Eastern Conference, Entry Draft, Florida Panthers, Hershey Bears, Jeff Schultz, Jose Theodore, Mathieu Perreault, Mike Green, Milan Jurcina, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tarik El-Bashir, Tom Poti, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Hockey ‘n Heels 3: Slap Shot Edition

On Saturday the Capitals hosted their third annual Hockey ‘n Heels event. Over 300 women attended the event, which sold out in less than two days. Continue reading

Posted in Boyd Gordon, Bruce Boudreau, Jeff Schultz, Lisa Hillary, Michal Neuvirth, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | Tagged | 3 Comments