Category Archives: Karl Alzner

Karl Alzner Deserves a Thank-You

About the only nice thing a Caps fan could say after Tuesday’s game against the Islanders was that the postgame weather was unusually pleasant— almost 60 degrees (heck, even January didn’t show up for the game). Losses like the Capitals … Continue reading

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Hat Tricks, Scary Finishes, and Alznergeddon

Jay Beagle knows what it’s like to be up against a seasoned NHL scrapper in your first big-league fight. On Friday, however, Beagle was merely an observer to teammate and good friend Karl Alzner’s first NHL bout against Steve Downie … Continue reading

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Karl Alzner: Capitals’ Steal of the Summer?

The signing of Tomas Vokoun at $1.5 million was supposed to be the steal of the summer for the Washington Capitals. But it’s the much younger Karl Alzner’s two-year contract at only $2.57 million this summer that looks like it’s … Continue reading

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A Night to Forget

For the Caps fans who stayed till the end of Tuesday’s 5-1 blowout loss and gave a standing ovation when their team finally scored late in the third, defenseman Karl Alzner noticed. And he appreciated it. “I noticed it right … Continue reading

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A Statement Win?

Remember when third periods late in the Boudreau era were hold-on-for-dear-life and cover-your-eyes stanzas? Suddenly, under Coach Hunter, they are statement frames for the Caps. Production, derived from patience, slow but steady absorption of a radically new system, and increasing … Continue reading

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Facing Pittsburgh: Familiar Intensity, Different Outcome

It felt like a game against Pittsburgh—except for the ending. The Capitals brought whatever their A game is right now to the ice Thursday against the Pens, but despite holding both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin pointless, the Capitals finished … Continue reading

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Tallying the Warning Signs, It’s Time

This morning, we could look back on November 1 and Ovi’s outburst and deem it a moment of contempt . . . a mutinous moment, in fact. Continue reading

Posted in Alan May, Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Dan Daly, Karl Alzner, Morning cup-a-joe, Washington Times | 18 Comments