Category Archives: Milan Jurcina

Hockey For Haiti, Crazy For Caps Loot

Craving gear from your favorite Capitals, but just can’t bring yourself to buy anything in the aftermath of their first-round loss? Well the National Hockey League Players’ Association has a terrific opportunity for you to expand your sweater collection with unique, game-worn offerings while contributing to a terrific cause. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Milan Jurcina, NHL, Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Trade Winds, Portending a Mid-Winter Gale?

There’s a special buzz-charge in a building on a game night when a big deal has gone down earlier in the day by the host club, but Monday’s game against Southeast basement dweller Carolina lost its buzz early. Jose Theodore, … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Hurricanes, Chris Clark, Eastern Conference, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Milan Jurcina, Morning cup-a-joe, Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Better Living Through Chemistry

Chemistry can be a fickle mistress. The Washington Capitals were Exhibit A tonight, turning in one of their worst first periods in a very long time and a messy game overall.

The trade of Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina to Columbus caught the players — even those involved in the trade — by surprise, and the team were not in sync when the puck dropped against the Carolina Hurricanes. Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Hurricanes, Chris Clark, Columbus Blue Jackets, Jason Chimera, Milan Jurcina, NHL, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Late-Game Wilting: Surmising Its Causes and Cures

At the one-quarter mark of the season, a glaring character flaw has perniciously and persistently permeated the Capitals’ young season: the team weakens as the game goes along. Leads are often acquired early and disconcertingly — alarmingly — lost late. … Continue reading

Posted in Joe Finley, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Milan Jurcina, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

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

Opening Night Roster Set

The Washington Capitals announced that Karl Alzner and Chris Bourque have been assigned to the Hershey Bears. Quintin Laing was placed on waivers and, if cleared, will report to Hershey. 2008 Washington Capitals Opening Night Roster FORWARDS   #   Player Ht. … Continue reading

Posted in Boyd Gordon, Brooks Laich, Chris Bourque, Dave Steckel, Eric Fehr, John Erskine, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Matt Bradley, Milan Jurcina, Sergei Fedorov | 17 Comments

Opening Night Roster Set

The Washington Capitals announced that Karl Alzner and Chris Bourque have been assigned to the Hershey Bears. Quintin Laing was placed on waivers and, if cleared, will report to Hershey. 2008 Washington Capitals Opening Night Roster FORWARDS   #   Player Ht. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Boyd Gordon, Brent Johnson, Brooks Laich, Chris Bourque, Chris Clark, Dave Steckel, Donald Brashear, Eric Fehr, John Erskine, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Matt Bradley, Michael Nylander, Mike Green, Milan Jurcina, Nicklas Backstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Tom Poti, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 17 Comments