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Caps On The Brink Of Elimination…How?!

As has often been the case since I started writing on this blog, I haven’t had too much to talk about, until the Caps start to go wrong…which they have. We headed into the playoffs in good form, with only a couple of injuries, and seemingly more ready than ever for postseason. I, though, was [...]

Washington Capitals: Uh Oh, It’s the Rangers

Out of all the teams the Capitals could have faced in the first round of the playoffs going into the last couple of weeks of the regular season, the New York Rangers looked possibly the most daunting. Perhaps the Montreal Canadiens, who downed the Caps in the first round last year, would have been worse, [...]

Washington Capitals: 9 Is Bigger Than 8

Back in early December, the Caps got stuck in what ended up as an eight game losing streak. At the time, of course, lots of people in the game and fans started to really doubt the quality and consistently of the team. Concerns over offense rose, and questions over the advantages of the new system [...]

Washington Capitals: Three Great Moves

Yes I am one happy Caps fan right now. With other teams making lots of moves prior to the trade deadline, I was worrying George McPhee may have left it too late to improve his team. But he has made three excellent moves in the past three days, to give the Capitals a great roster [...]

Washington Capitals: With the Deadline Approaching, What Will George McPhee Do? (Part 3)

In my previous posts, I looked at who the Capitals might be looking at bringing in. Now it’s time to think about what the organisation may be willing to give up.
Starting from the back, in net the Caps may be looking to bring in a more experienced goaltender, and if so it would make [...]

Washington Capitals: With the Deadline Approaching, What Will George McPhee Do? (Part 2)

As I said in my previous post, many expect a few moves from Caps GM George McPhee; and second line center is the most likely spot for McPhee to strengthen. But where else could McPhee look to bring players in? 
Since the departure from Washington of Olaf Kolzig, the Capitals have struggled to find a definitive [...]

Washington Capitals: With the Deadline Approaching, What Will George McPhee Do? (Part 1)

After a generally poor season so far, with the trade deadline approaching on February 28th Caps fans look to GM George McPhee. In the summer, the organisation changed the style of play, rather than the roster; but still the team is not playing to its full potential. So the expectation is that there will be [...]

Jason Chimera Saves The Capitals

It’s been a while since my last post, and in that time we’ve seen a lot of goings on in Washington, including two games against the Penguins – one shootout loss and one historic win in the Winter Classic – highlighted by the culmination of HBO’s stunning 24/7 series covering the two teams. After that [...]

Washington Capitals: Slump Stopped At Eight

That’s right! The Capitals’ losing streak ended at eight with a 3-2 comeback win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday evening. The worst slump of Bruce Boudreau’s tenure as Washington coach is finally over and, as we saw from his reaction at the final horn, and may have guessed would be the case from his [...]

Washington Capitals: Don’t Panic, It’s Just A Little Slump

Some Caps fans may be getting a little anxious about their team right now, with the team on a four-game losing streak, hitting a new low Thursday night after being shutout 3-0 at the Verizon Center by the bottom-of-the-division Florida Panthers. It’s the culmination of a run of really poor form, with the offense [...]

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