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Ovechkin's 2012-13 goals (with Authentic Caveman Graphics!)

I wanted to review if and how Ovi was coming along this year in the goal-scoring department. Not just the tally, but how did he score, and when he did were teams just not used to him being on the...

Dale Hunter's Capitals (A Reminder)

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Dialogue at 8:40 mark til end - not so much the video as the audio

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Scoring in bunches

via t2.gstatic.com Something to think about after the Caps allow 3 or more goals against in a game: This season, when the Caps allow 3 or more goals, more often than not (60% of the time) they...

Varlamov charged

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TSN's pre-game piece on tonights game reads like an obituary (for the Caps). "Semyon Varlamov was charged with all three goals on 33 shots for the Capitals. " (book him Danno)

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Promo Code for Cheap Calder Cup tix (in Texas)

(the FanShot interface couldn't handle the contents)   *This offer is good for online orders only. Please use the link below. Game Three of the Finals: Texas Stars v. Hershey Bears – Monday, June...

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Fundamental Problems Require Fundamental Changes

Reading all of these morning-linked articles about the Failure with a Capital F, plus others, and a lot of the comments under each, it seems really sexy to mention big player names,  the need to...

TSN ranks defenses going into the playoffs

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"The old axiom is that defence is what wins championships... there is no denying that teams that expect to win in the postseason need to be able to count on their blueliners."

It was probably a good hit (By Semin) I just kinda lost my head a little bit.

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It was probably a good hit (By Semin) I just kinda lost my head a little bit.

Boyle in Canada vs Russia post-game interview

Team USA: Each member plays for specific injured US soldier

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Each USA player has been adopted by a wounded warrior from their home town, university or NHL city. They were informed that "you are not just playing for your country, but for your warrior as well". A personal package was provided containing a letter of encouragement and various other items, even bullets taken from the soldier's bodies to be placed in the player's locker.

It's a good idea,if you don't move you will be crushed.

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It's a good idea,if you don't move you will be crushed.

Alex Ovechkin on linemate Pavel Datsyuk's planned strategy to give Ovechkin the puck and get out of his path to the goal. I've got a feeling this is something someone else may have already posted/linked to but didn't see it.

Ted's on NHL Live right now apparently?

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Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis will be an in-studio guest on NHL Live! on Tuesday, scheduled from noon-2 p.m. on NHL Network and NHL.com and broadcast on XM Radio. Widely regarded as one of the top owners in all of sports, Leonsis is heavily responsible for turning the Caps into one of the top teams in the League. His team has won its last 14 games (41-12-6) and sits atop the Eastern Conference with 88 points. Also scheduled to appear to speak with co-hosts Rob Simpson and Dave Maloney are NHL Radio insider Jay Feaster, as well as Carolina Hurricanes/Versus play-by-play announcer John Forslund and top prospect Emerson Etem. NHL Live! is broadcast from the NHL Store Powered By Reebok in New York City.

Caps' McPhee, Pens' Shero guest on 'NHL Hour' (tonight at 6 est)

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Washington Capitals vice president and general manager George McPhee and Pittsburgh Penguins executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero are today’s guests on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m. ET.

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Cougars and Caps Poll

Like I'm sure most of you here, I don't make a single decision in my life without consulting the brain trust of humanity that is the Japers' Rink community. The finest, sharpest, collection of...

6th street, downtown Austin Texas Seen posted in front window of Buffalo Billiards I like their...

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6th street, downtown Austin Texas Seen posted in front window of Buffalo Billiards I like their selected players/what they are selling about the league

5 Ruminations on Alex Semin. Now with no bothersome stats! (see how easy it is?)

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  1. If a player prefers his privacy, fans will abide and regard him soley by his performance
  2. True artists aren't ultimately motivated by money any more than a $100 million commision ensures a priceless creation (hopefully they have good negotiators tho)
  3. People good at their jobs tend to be liked, admired, and/or respected by their co-workers; unless they are distant, then they are "strange"
  4. Do you guys really call you teammate that as a name of choice?
  5. Players play, and let everybody else worry about everything else

"I love the enthusiasm he brings to the game. The compete level. I don’t mind the fact he plays w...

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"I love the enthusiasm he brings to the game. The compete level. I don’t mind the fact he plays with an edge and has a little dirtiness in him. If I were his coach, I’d like all those aspects about him. He’s a great player who’s emotionally involved in every shift of every game, and that’s what you want from your players."

Canuck coach Alain Vigneault

In the NFL, success isn't about pep talks or similar salary structures. It's about figuring out a...

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In the NFL, success isn't about pep talks or similar salary structures. It's about figuring out a way to pull away from the pack. For the Steelers, it's about embracing attention to detail. "Every game that the Steelers played when I was there, we weren't always emotionally up," said Whisenhunt, who was offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in Pittsburgh. "We weren't always as fired up. But the one thing that was consistent most of the time was the (attention to) technique and how we played."

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/boivin/2009-11-02-nfl-parity_N.htm Is the discipline, consistency horse dead yet?

The Science of a Dive:

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We've established nobody in the DC area listens to the XM hockey "news" (and that the love apparently is mutual in their recent DC blogger reference), so most of you probably didn't catch their reference to a study on soccer and how it could apply to hockey.

In an interview played this morning, Kevin Weekes talked about his experiences working with Arturs...

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In an interview played this morning, Kevin Weekes talked about his experiences working with Arturs Irbe. Apparently Irbe repaired his own equipment between periods, on the plane, in his hotel room, using a hook needle and thread. Pillow pads, glove, helmet, he maintained and repaired it all. Weekes for a while thought it was something Irbe did for nerves, or for focus, but it turns out it was more because of the way things were in Latvia for him starting out: he really didn't really have access to a lot of new goalie equipment and he had to do a lot of his own maintenance. He considers Irbe the "Rocky" of NHL goaltenders in that he was too small, and came from the wrong place at the wrong time. Those glove repair skills could've come in handy with Varlamov this past post season...

Sirius XM hockey radio

(I think this is more of a fanpost picture but it wants 75 words or a fanshot) It's kinda like...

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(I think this is more of a fanpost picture but it wants 75 words or a fanshot) It's kinda like that 3-D geometric mystery art. If you look long enough you can see the UFO. (In my defense I've been home sick today)

We’re not here for a good time; we’re here for a long time.

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We’re not here for a good time; we’re here for a long time.

Former incoming Capitals GM, some 27 years ago A quote after my own heart. Now I can stop quoting outside the org on the whole work ethic mantra um, thing.

Ovie Celebrity Poker in Las Vegas

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Thanks to commentor pstenigma on Caps Insider for being fast on the draw

"NHL's Most Rugged Players" Captions from others: 1. ''[In 1982, when] Scott Stevens came along,...

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Alex-ovechkin
"NHL's Most Rugged Players" Captions from others: 1. ''[In 1982, when] Scott Stevens came along, there were other players in the league like him who played hard and gritty and nasty,'' L.A. Kings coach Terry Murray told Sports Illustrated. ''Now, you see, who? Phaneuf and Komisarek.'' 2. Often cited as the NHL's hardest-hitting defenseman, his bruising style and hip-checks have made opponents see stars. Every foe is fair game. "Phaneuf doesn't know any nameplates, he just knows sweater colors and opponents," Calgary Flames coach Mike Keenan has said. "That's a great thing about his game, he's competitive. Whether it's Sidney Crosby or any other opponent it doesn't matter to him."

Recap of Early Washington-Pittsburgh Relations

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  1. 1753 French encroach Ohio Valley, ignoring a warning delivered by Washington
  2. 1754 Virginia colonists begin constructing a fort at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers
  3. 1754 French forces from Montreal seize site, destroy the fort and build new one (Ft. Duquesne)
  4. 1754-1755 French defeat forces led by Washington and Braddock sent to Ft. Duquesne
  5. 1758 French flee superior strength without a fight, site taken and renamed Ft Pitt; surrounding area becomes Pittsburgh

with seven of Washington's 15 goals, there's almost nothing more [Ovechkin] can do in the Eastern...

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with seven of Washington's 15 goals, there's almost nothing more [Ovechkin] can do in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Except to pull off what would rank as the greatest escape act in Capitals history, one even better than the first-round comeback in which they trailed the Rangers 3-1 before they won three consecutive games.

The Canadian Press (via TSN)
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Goodbye Regular Season,Welcome Motivation Fairy

I'd just like to take a moment to stick a note in for the Cap's next regular season campaign at the end of this regular season. It's the least I can do given I am being told Don’t Worry About the...

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