Category Archives: Prospects

Down on the Farm, a Champion’s Resolve

It was quite a weekend for the Hershey Bears. Fairly decimated by a bevy of Capitals’ callups late in 2010 and early in the new year, they just keep plugging along: they swept a three-game slate this weekend, outscoring their … Continue reading

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Apprenticing in a Pivotal Pivot Position

In the postgame visitors’ locker room at Wells Fargo Center Tuesday night Jason Chimera approached Marcus Johansson, his linemate in overtime of the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to the Flyers, and patiently and supportively explained to the rookie the imperative of … Continue reading

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A Midseason Moment Meriting Deep and Poignant Reflection

General Manager George McPhee met with media at Kettler Capitals late this week, in a bit of a State of the Capitals Union address. He shared significant reflections on notable topics, including the conspicuously terrific play of Capitals’ prospects at … Continue reading

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An Old Friend, Big-Time Impressed by a Caps’ Prospect

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A Poignant and Succinct Social Media Summary of an Upset

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Battered Matty, Ready for Winter Classic Duty

Most Capitals wore eyeblack for Wednesday’s outdoor practice at Chevy Chase Country Club, under a brilliantly crisp and clear winter afternoon sun, but Mathieu Perreault didn’t have to; he had unnatural eyeblack below both eyes from a badly broken nose. … Continue reading

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Down on the Farm, All Beat Up and Gutting Out a Weekend-Salvaging Win

It’s a much different looking Hershey Bears hockey club in the first quarter of its two-time Calder Cup defense. For one thing, cornerstone components of those two Calders are gone: Michal Neuvirth, Karl Alzner, and John Carlson have graduated to … Continue reading

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