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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Questioning Ovechkin on Kuklas Korner

Paul Kukla writes a blog for NHL.com as well as his own, Kuklas Korner. That he’s going to interview Alexander the GR8 is not big news, how he’s going to do it is. From his NHL.com blog entry: Recently I approached the Washington Capitals with a proposition — Would AO be able to answer some […]

From [Canada] with Love

Why is it that we in Washington have to look north of the border for truly excellent press regarding our hockey team? Is this what was intended when the NAFTA agreement was signed? In any case, there was a lot of love for Ovechkin during this successful West Coast road trip. The following is a […]

Knee-jerks: at Calgary, 10/30/06

I have to echo Gus’ thoughts – five out of eight points against a tough Northwest division is an excellent result. -Good to see Zednik get off the schneid. Throughout his struggles, Zednik has continued to work hard, and it’s great to see it pay off. Let’s hope that this sets the wheels in motion […]

Kolzig Ties Dryden – Caps Take 5 of 8

Congratulations to Olaf Kolzig, who tied Ken Dryden in career wins with 258. The Capitals also claimed 5 points out of a possible 8 on their four-game, West Coast road trip.

Caps' prospects earn strong ranking, again

Hockeysfuture.com has offered up its autumn rankings of organizations’ prospects, and in keeping with recent years, the Caps are lodged in the top 5, at no. 4. The Caps’ top 5 prospects in the latest survey are Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Semin, Mike Green, Eric Fehr, and Tomas Fleischmann. The top 3 teams in the Hockeysfuture […]

TV Coverage Change – DirecTV Subscribers Adversely Affected

On Friday the Washington Capitals announced the TV broadcast changes of nine games. Those of us who are DirecTV subscribers lose out as the January 9th game against the lowly Flyers has been moved from NewsChannel8 to ComcastSportsNet. Our reward for being able to see that game is not getting to see the November 28th […]

10-game grades

Making the grade: Both goalies; Brian Pothier (how does 65 pts. sound?); Dainius Zubrus (picking where he left off in the last half of ’05-’06); Captain Clark (All Star pace); Alexander Semin (how does 40-50 goals sound?); Alexander Ovechkin; Mike Green; Brian Sutherby; Shaone Morrisonn; Jamie Heward; Matt Bradley; Kris Beech; Rico Fata ‘C’ students: […]

One-timer: Steve Eminger

Steve Eminger’s WashingtonCaps.com page The Forecaster’s take (via TSN) Back Story: Eminger suffered a middling season last year – an ankle injury (suffered when no one was within 5 feet of him) derailed any chance at consistency. Many are expecting Eminger to make ‘the leap’ this season. How’s it look so far? Sadly, not so […]

Key to Hockey Goalie Success Discovered

Do we need Martin Brodeur to get better? Scientists in Canada have discovered the exact spots hockey goalies need to watch to successfully block shots. The researchers say these findings could help goalies improve even if they are already playing at an elite level. During a hockey game, goalies face shots that zip at up […]

Washington Wears White

NHL.com takes a look at another Washington claim to fame, White Pants. The 1970s were a time of leisure suits, plaid patterns, various neck chains and for one hockey team, an unusual fashion statement … white pants. In the 1974-75 season, the original Washington Capitals home uniforms featured a red, white and blue jersey and […]