Tag Archives: 2011

Holtby: I Really Want To Prove My Time Up Here Wasn’t A Fluke

Part of maturing as a professional athlete is figuring out what routine and mindset make you play consistently at the top of your game. For being only 22, the Caps’ Braden Holtby sounds like he has a lot figured out already.

Braden Holtby wearing the Hardhat
(Photo by @cnichols14)

This summer, the major change to his offseason routine was actually allowing himself to rest more—counter-intuitive for someone who’d usually start working out as soon as he got home in the offseason. Holtby felt, however, that pushing himself too far in the summer affected his play in the second part of the season… Continue reading

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Photos from Washington Capitals Development Camp 2011

Photos from Washington Capitals Development Camp 2011 Continue reading

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Who’ve You Got?

As the pain of the Caps’ loss fades to a dull ache, I find myself watching the Bruins-Lightning series with great interest. It’s exciting stuff—unpredictable, fast-paced, and… confusing. Because while I’m a fan of neither team, I still like to pick a horse if I’m going to bother watching a race. Whom to pick?

My wife takes a simple yet elegant approach: root for whoever’s losing at that exact moment. Stay with that team while they’re losing or tied… then switch to the other team if the lead changes. Effective, if a bit murky before the game’s first goal. Continue reading

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Capitals Convention Tickets On Sale Monday, Tuesday

The Washington Capitals know how to throw a party — and their largest annual gathering is the annual Capitals Convention.

The 2011 Capitals Convention presented by GEICO will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. on WashingtonCaps.com.

Season ticket holders can begin purchasing tickets on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m by clicking here. This link will not work until the tickets go on sale.

Need to whet your appetite, or find out more about it? Here are a few posts from previous conventions to give you a flavor of the event. Continue reading

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Beating Dat Beat, Irish-Style

The craziness that is DC’s annual ShamrockFest has just gotten a little more . . . Jersey. DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore “fame” is the latest performer to sign on for the annual beer-soaked all-day party. Given the Washington Capitals’ love of Pauly’s “Beat Dat Beat,” as evidenced by this clip from HBO’s 24/7, perhaps fans will spy some undercover Caps players bouncing to the beat at the event—which falls on an off-day between home games (March 12). Continue reading

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NHL Store’s Terrible (Towel), And Black Friday Caps Sales

Check out the Washington Capitals’ Winter Classic gear in the NHL’s online store (or click here). What’s one of the first “Capitals” items available? That’s right: a Winter Classic Terrible Towel.

Let’s hope the NHL recategorizes the Terrible Towel as a Pittsburgh, not Washington, Winter Classic item, eh? After all, it says “A Pittsburgh Original” right there on the rag. Continue reading

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