Chris_meet_alex

Chris meet Alex

  • joined Aug 31, 2009
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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SouthLeast still getting hammered

Puck Daddy sure does like to take pot shots at the now defunct Southeast Division and how it was the worst thing ever to happen to all that is good and pure in life, never mind sports or even...

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Decertify the NHLPA - For REAL.

One thing that has been running around in my head lately is the idea that the owners are clearly a stronger bargaining group as a collective unit than they are individually. I don't think the same...

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Caps Halloween Costume Skate - Playing with Fire

The Caps have just sent out an email to Season Ticket Holders promoting their upcoming Halloween free skate in which "skaters are encouraged to wear costumes on the ice". That is one of the s...

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The Fallacy of "Let 'em Play" and Return to Clutch and Grab

This is how it starts. The idea is simple, and one you hear in many sports, "the refs are letting them play". The idea seems to stem from the theory that by equally NOT calling apparent penalties...

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Scrap the Gimmick & Loser Points, Set Playoffs by ROW

7-17. That's what (as of this moment) is keeping the Caps from their 5th consecutive Southeast Division title. 17 loser points by Florida has them 3 points ahead of the Caps, while having won 5...

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New Rules for Headshots and Boarding, Well done.

  I have on more than one occasion discussed how poorly the job of supplemental discipline and player safety was handled by former Head-honcho Colin Campbell.  When the NHL FINALLY decided to move...

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Rejected Hockey Card: Tom Poti

Fresh off his 2 year extension, Tom Poti will continue to provide the 2010-2011 Washington Capitals with veteran leadership and solid blue-line play.  Poti, knows when to pick his spots, for all...

No Semin on the season tickets. Foil hat time?

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Okay, am I reading the tea leaves too much when I looked at my season tickets that arrived today and noticed there was no picture of Alex Semin? Is it possible that they weren't sure he was going to be with the team at the time they printed these tickets, or is it simply that not everyone gets featured on every piece of marketing? For the record, here are the players that are listed on the tickets: Alex Ovechkin (twice) Nick Backstrom (twice) Mike Green (twice) Jason Chimera Mike Knuble Tom Poti Brooks Laich Semyon Varlamov John Carlson Matt Bradley It's that you have Brads, Poti, Knuble and Chimmer and some of the guys TWICE and yet no Semin that really get me putting the foil hat on. What do you all think?

My 5 Loudest Moments at the Phone Both

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  1. It's not even close, the loudest I've ever heard that building: Feds blows the roof off the joint
  2. Mean Lars burries the Habs in game 2
  3. Opening chant of "Lets Go Caps" in Game 1 vs. Flyers '08
  4. Game winner in the big comeback against the Penguins
  5. Ovie makes a fool of Hamerlik and Price
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Why I dislike the term "the gimmick"

Yes, I actually LIKE the shootout. And, yes, I actually find the term "the gimmick" dismissive of somebody's preference for the shootout as though they are a hockey...

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Winter Classic Tickets released! 223... does that suck?

Anybody who's been to Heinz field might be of use here, I've got seats in 223 row M, right behind the Pens goal. How are those seats? Where are you seats? Are we all in Caps STH...

Hershey Bears Celebrate the game winning goal in OT by Chris Borque. Not the greatest picture, but...

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Hershey Bears Celebrate the game winning goal in OT by Chris Borque. Not the greatest picture, but a good time! Best part... Borque pushed away his teammates to do an individual sliding on his knees celebration (ala a certain American Hero) and then when done looked to his teammates like "Hey? How come nobody's hugging me!"

5 reasons the hit on Joe Corvo didn't get punished

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  1. The new rule hasn't been added to the Wheel of Justice or Flowchart yet
  2. "Who the &@#* is that? Next item."
  3. "There was no penalty on the play and the dog ate my videotape"
  4. Alex Ovechkin wasn't involved.
  5. "Wait, you were serious about that new rule?"
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Making sense of Quality of Competition & "O" talent by division

In one of the (MANY) comments discussing how Bruce Boudreau plays Tomas Fleischmann and Eric Fehr, somebody put forward the idea that part of the discussion should be that since they often play on...

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ACCEPTED Hockey Card: John Carlson

I know I tend to make these funny and rejected, but I got such a man-crush on John Carlson that I just couldn't help but create my first Accepted Hockey Card.  I only wish there was a better angle...

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Officiating intent, the 3 state plan

  For months now I have been ranting and raving about the inconsistent and ridiculous way the NHL officiates and supplementaly disciplines its players.  While I feel I have a good sense for some of...

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Gabby & end of Calgary game. Trave-sham-ockery (sp?)

What the hell was going at the end of the Flames game? Here is my list of grievances in no particular order:   Ovechkin playin approx 28 minutes in the third period Gabby doing some extraordinary...

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Alex Semin, (among) Best Bang for the Buck

JP's link to the Rocket Richard analysis in today's clips really semi-shocked me when I saw Alex Semin's name at the bottom of the list.  I know the kid is good, (and I am firmly in his camp) but I...

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Rejected Hockey Card: Jaromir Jagr

I recently got an email from a friend I have inside one of the major trading card manufacturers and he was telling me about a certain oft-traveled head coach in the NHL who has been hired to give...

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Lurker's (newbie's) Guide to Jumping onto The Rink

In case you didn't wade your way through all of the really great conversation from the recent Rink Love-in, I am pulling the following points from D'ohboy's outstanding comment to put together a...

Probably not the best image to use in promoting Flash. Full sized The PR staff for the Caps do...

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Probably not the best image to use in promoting Flash. Full sized The PR staff for the Caps do a great job, but I might reconsider this one as it's, oh I don't know... the epitome of what the new NHL is NOT supposed to be about. From today's Ice Chips newsletter.

Pro: Would have plenty of down time during the post-season, since all four of the team's playoff...

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Pro: Would have plenty of down time during the post-season, since all four of the team's playoff series would be over in four games. Con: Would run the risk of shoulder injuries due to raising arms in celebration of a goal after every single shift. From Down Goes Brown on the Caps possibly getting Kovalchuk. Seriously funny stuff.
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Rejected Hockey Card: David Steckel

I was thinking back to the Tampa Bay game and thought about how... unique... David Steckel's fighting stance was and it reminded me of something.  So it prompted me to once again look back into my...

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Only injuries draw suspensions...

It's absurd ironic that a league that needed an entire season off to learn the painful lesson about calling obstruction regardless of whether it has a major impact on a scoring opportunity, has...

Wait on Chris until we get the chance to resign him? Pitters seem to be going insane right now...

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Wait on Chris until we get the chance to resign him? Pitters seem to be going insane right now watching him play, and if the anti-Bourque lobby (read: Penguins fans) continue to boil, the Caps will have a chance to get him off waivers. The forward so nice we got him twice! (It’s nice to dream. =)

Winterion knocks it out of the park with this prescient comment on Nov 19 in Matt Bradleys Rejected Hockey Card. Not sayin it's Nostradamos-like, but it's pretty cool. (For it to be Nostradamos-like you'd have to write in a blog a thousand years from now about how perfect each of winterions predictions are today)
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Rejected Hockey Card: Michael Nylander

Every time J.P. posts a picture of a hockey card from "the shoebox next to my desk" it makes me want to dig around in my own shoebox and see what interesting cards I have.  Well today I did just...

"...things happen on the ice a lot faster than people give it credit..." "...do I think he did it...

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"...things happen on the ice a lot faster than people give it credit..." "...do I think he did it on purpose? Absolutely not." "...his knee definitely made contact with the knee, and the league has a penalty for that and the penalty and suspension were appropriate..." "...the league needs Ovechkin to play that way..."

Paraphrasing an interview of Carolina Hurricane's head coach Paul Maurice from an interview on NHL Live. Seemed to me a pretty strong statement that he understands it was an accident and thinks the whole process was dealt with properly.
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Rejected Hockey Card - Jeff Schultz

Now I know what you're thinking.  Here it comes, the inevitable blast of Jeff Schultz...  but it's not.  Really.  I think Schultzy is getting better;  slowly but surely improving and becoming a...

5 Cringe-worthy things at VC

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  1. Caps fans booing the refs for no-calls on clean hits
  2. The VC ice... it's an abomination (not the worst I know... but still)
  3. Cap fans reaction after game 7 against the Flyers (classless... so much for claiming superiority to Flyer fans)
  4. Fans trying to influence pre-canned animations (audio meter, Roulette, etc.)
  5. "C.A.P.S. CAPS CAPS CAPS" chant - don't ask my why, but to me It just seems... off
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Rejected Hockey Card - Matt Bradley

After such an epic night, no one (except perhaps for poor Quintin Laing -- but nobody wants to see that card) deserves to be enshrined in a hockey card more than Matt Bradley.  Yes, he tied (at...

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