Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens

The Iron Curtain Returns: Caps 3 / Habs 0

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We’re in a Winter Wonderland of Existential Puck Purgatory

A week away from Christmas, my thoughts pucks are dark, wholly free of Yuletide cheer. It’s awful. I can’t recall anything quite like this since following this team from its inception — a moment when so much promise surrounding this … Continue reading

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Be Concerned, Be Very Concerned

“Questions begin to mount as Caps lose” Ed Frankovic exclaims in his WNST headline this morning. He’s so right. Again. Ed goes on to sagely point out that Claude Julien this week channeled his division bench rival Jacques Martin in … Continue reading

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Blueline by a Less Than Bruising Committee (Again)

The good news: the Caps yesterday spent nearly $12 million on their less than intimidating blueline. The bad news: all of it went to Jeff Schultz. Intimidation quotient on the back end remains unchanged. Level of difficulty playing with the … Continue reading

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A Summer Wish List of Size and Snarl

The Flyers and Devils spent the weekend improving themselves. Gulp. The leadup to the NHL draft brings the greatest week of player movement on the calendar next to trade deadline comings and goings, and so this week we in Washington especially … Continue reading

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Where’s the Reward?

We are staring square at the very real possibility of the Eastern conference champion being decided between the 7 and 8 seeds this postseason. Such a development would add fresh fuel to the charge that the NHL’s regular season is altogether meaningless. Interestingly, the Capitals’ Mike Green intimated as much when he met with media at Kettler Capitals last week. We have 82 games to get through [next season] before we get another shot [at redemption], the rearguard noted. Continue reading

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Schadenfreude in Seven: Habs 5 / Pens 2

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Habs / Pens – Pick ‘Em

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A Cursed Franchise? Obviously

Some 58 percent of OFB readers believe that a Postseason Curse plagues the Washington Capitals. A bit fatalistic, isn’t it? And yet, the eras change, the uniforms get redesigned, a wise blueprint for competitive durability is adopted, a franchise-altering Dynamo-hero arrives to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dale Hunter, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals | 27 Comments

A Plea for Piss-‘n-Vinegar Hockey

Turns out, R.J. Umberger was right. Really right. This is what Umberger said after his Columbus Bluejackets lost a close game at home to the Caps just a couple of weeks ago, right before the start of the NHL postseason: … Continue reading

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