Category Archives: Tomas Fleischmann

In a Season of High Hopes, Instead We Have High Crimes and Misdemeanors

A political bumper sticker of some years back read, ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.’ “Outrage” by local hockey fans may be too strong a term to apply with respect to the 2010-11 Washington Capitals in this most … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Jeff Schultz, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL All Star Game, NHL Trades, Pittsburgh Penguins, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, The Red Army, Tom Poti, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Winter Classic 2011 | 18 Comments

Sought After and Secured: the Shutdown D

What prior to Tuesday had been a bit of a playground for visitors in the Capitals’ end — particularly for opposing power forwards — became a bit more jungle-like with George McPhee’s acquisition of Scott Hannan from the Colorado Avalanche … Continue reading

Posted in George McPhee, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, NHL Trades, Scott Hannan, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Boston Bruins, Bruce Boudreau, Marcus Johansson, Montreal Canadiens, National Hockey League, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 21 Comments

Starting Off With A Stinker

Tonight the Washington Capitals went down south to face a supposedly-inferior opponent—a team they should beat with their eyes closed.

After a stunning injury to the Thrashers’ starting netminder (he’s okay, by the way, but it was a scary moment), followed shortly after by a Brooks Laich tap-in, Atlanta reminded the Capitals to take nothing for granted. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Atlanta Thrashers, Bruce Boudreau, Nicklas Backstrom, Southeast Division, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Images from an Opening Weekend of Training Camp 2010

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Day One of the 2010 Duchesne Cup

For fans of physically inclined style of hockey, Sunday’s opening Duschesne Cup scrimmage between groups B and C didn’t offer a great deal of glass-slamming action or open-ice thumping, but don’t try telling that to Tomas Fleischmann. Group C’s Trevor … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Andrew Gordon, Bruce Boudreau, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

A Fresh Independent Verdict: More Heft on the Back End Needed

A brand new Dan Rosen file for NHL.com examines seven NHL general managers worth watching in the weeks and months ahead, and it caught my attention most particularly for its diagnosis of the Capitals’ ongoing vulnerabilities. I swear I haven’t … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Front Office, Mike Green, National Hockey League, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments