24 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Changing Storyline, Or More of the Same?

For only 18 games into the season, the Capitals have managed enough turnarounds and contradictions to rival the drama you’d get watching The Bachelor. (Before you ask, my roommates watch it. I just happen to be in the room.) The team’s consecutive two wins have the locker room in a lighter mood. Transitioning from writing […]

Mental Endurance

The Washington-New Jersey game, if it did nothing else Thursday, gave Capitals fans emotional whiplash, as it went from a lullaby to fireworks to a full-out penalty box parade within a 60-minute framework.   Before the ugly for the Capitals, there were high points. Alex Ovechkin—minus the actual scoring goals part—looked like a superstar, fighting […]

Hairspray Can Be for NHL Players, Too; Also, Beagle Compliments Female Fans’ Hockey Knowledge

Even the most diehard Capitals fan could likely have learned something new at the Capitals’ Hockey ‘n Heels event at Kettler Monday evening. I’ve been covering the team for over three seasons now, and I had no idea, for example, that, along with players’ skates and jerseys and other numerous pieces of the hockey uniform, […]

Caps Avoid Collapse: Caps 4 / Bolts 3

Is 2 In A Row A Streak? Caps 6 / Cats 5 – OT

The Curious Case of Jason La Canfora’s Disappearing Tweets

There was great volume of high-pitched conversation about the Capitals taking place late last Thursday night, near the end of the Penguins’ 5-2 seal-clubbing of the Caps, and the most intriguing of it emanated from the Twitter feed of former Washington Post and Capitals reporter Jason La Canfora. La Canfora, who covers the NFL today, […]

Holtby’s Edge: Student of the Game

In Braden Holtby’s world, perfect scores do not always equal perfect goaltending. By the time Holtby spoke to the media moments after his team’s 5-0 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday, the goaltender had already analyzed what he needed to work on. He felt it was his worst game all season playing the puck—even though […]

A Complete 60 Minutes: Caps 5 / Cats 0

A Crisis of Mismanagement

If you are shocked and dismayed by where we are with hockey in Washington these days, you weren’t reading here last July. The Unexpected Rebuild, I called it. The Washington Capitals today on the ice are receiving their just due: they aren’t merely what their record says they are, they are what the composition of […]

Fehr Thinks of Caps as “a Pretty Old Team”

“I’ve never experienced a start to a season like this,” Karl Alzner said after the Capitals’ 3-2 loss Tuesday to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Capitals, however briefly, have the worst record in hockey right now, although they’ve played three more games than the Calgary Flames, who are second to last. The regression has been […]