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MikeL-Pivonka

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29 Years as a Caps Season Ticket Holder....

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I Think I've Figured It Out...

No, I haven't figured out what's wrong with the Caps and their organization, players, etc. That needs someone a helluva lot smarter than me. No, I've figured out one of the fundamental questions...

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The WHA and The Caps

In today's Caps Clips the subject of who was the best player to play his entire career for the Caps, and in that discussion, the Bengt Gusstafsson's time in the WHA came up when he played for...

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A Visitors Guide to the Metropolitan Division

As someone who has been going to hockey games in person since 1976, since before many of you young 'uns were born, I figure I should share some of my personal experiences when visiting the fans of...

Hockey At It's Best!

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Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson Outtakes from their Verizon Wireless add...

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My Open Letter to Ted Leonsis

An open letter to Ted Leonsis, Founder, Chairman, Majority Owner, Chief Executive Officer of Monumental Sports and Entertainment: Dear Ted, Like you, I've been a fan of the Caps for a long...

From Wawota.com

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Since we're all talking about Brooks today, here's his webpage on the Wawota, SK website!

DGB At Grantland on the All-Star Draft

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The first line: The NHL’s annual All-Star fantasy draft is the undisputed highlight of the NHL’s All-Star weekend, in the same way that reading magazines in the waiting room is the undisputed highlight of a colonoscopy. Pure brilliance. Go read it!

Fans Coping in Atlanta

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Outside Philips Arena, a mural commemorating the city’s hosting of the 2008 NHL All-Star Game recently was painted over, erasing visible evidence of the event. Thrashers banners that once hung from the rafters -- among them one that recognized the team’s 2006-07 Southeastern Division title -- are in arena storage. Bob Williams, president of the Hawks and Philips Arena, would not address the mural’s removal other than to say to the AJC in an email: "I don’t deem the subject you inquired about to be newsworthy and therefore don’t feel the need to comment on it." What a bunch of crap from the former Thashers owners...

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Radical Realignment of the NHL

We've all seen dozens of plans, and the current plan shown on HNIC the other day, while radical, actually moves very few teams. The teams that would move to different groupings are Minnesota,...

Conspiracy Theories?

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Someone went and modified the Caps page at Wikipedia to include some absurd conspiracy theories... I posted the historical link for the page with the edits in case the good folks at Wikipedia get rid of the nonsense by the time you read it.

Sad News: Roger Christian's Passing

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The uncle of former Caps player Dave Christian has passed away. Roger Christian and his brother Bill Christian (Dave's Father) were members of the 1960 USA Olympic team that won the Gold beating both the USSR and Czechoslovakia. Dave also won Gold as part of the Miracle on Ice in 1980.

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Open Letter to Allan Walsh, Agent for Tomas Vokoun

Dear Mr. Walsh,   Having been a Capitals season ticket holder and fan for over a quarter century, I was very excited when Tomas Vokoun signed with the Caps in July, 2011.  In fact, what made it...

Gary Bettman's Labor Day Party (Report by DGB)

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If you haven't seen it yet. I hear George liked the potato salad a bunch.

Well, now there will be even more questions about AO's fitness....

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Well, now there will be even more questions about AO's fitness....

EA Sports NHL 12 Preview... Ovechkin Anticipates...

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EA Sports NHL 12 Preview... Ovechkin Anticipates...

DGB on Free Agent Signings...

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DGB has some opinions on the first week of free agency. It's gold. For example: J.S. Giguere, Colorado The good: Along with Semyon Varlamov, is expected to provide a huge upgrade to the Avalanche's goaltending situation. The bad: Given that they finished the season starting a former Ottawa Senator third-stringer, the same could be said for any form of solid or liquid matter as well as some gasses. Worth noting: After spending the last two years with the Maple Leafs, will do a great job of mentoring his new Avalanche teammates on how to finish last while knowing that a Stanley Cup contender owns your first round draft pick.

DGB: Other Former Players Interview for Campbell's Job

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Once again DGB hits the nail on the head...hard: "OK, so just to summarize: Wendel Clark wants to punch everyone in the face, Patrick Roy thinks goalie fights should be mandatory, and Chris Pronger is wandering the streets outside with a chainsaw."

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Remember

Remember earlier this season?  Remember the eight game losing streak? Remember how Alex Ovechkin was having an off year? Remember how Nick Backstrom wasn't playing up to his usual standards?...

Interesting Prediction from Aaron Brouwer

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Love this part of the article about playoff pools: "My gut tells me we will see the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals battle in the Eastern Conference. In the West, I think it will be the Red Wings against the Vancouver Canucks. I predict the Capitals are going to beat the Canucks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final."

Suppose this might be Chris Burton? ;-) h/t PuckDaddy

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Suppose this might be Chris Burton?  ;-) h/t PuckDaddy

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This is NOT The Time to Panic...

Ok folks, there's an NHL Team out there that has the following things going for it: The team is second overall in the NHL on the penalty kill Has allowed 2 or fewer goals per game in all but...

Eric Belanger's Taunting...

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Eric Belanger seems to have settled in well in Phoenix. He was caught on video making a rather rude gesture towards an Avs player.... h/t Puck Daddy

Brent Johnson: Enforcer

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Former Caps goaltender Brent Johnson gets into it with Rick DiPietro with 16.5 seconds left in the Pens 3-0 victory. Another link here: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/photos?gameId=310202016&photoId=1099867 Note that Johnny was also the games #1 star and shut the Isles out...

Flash Out For the Season...

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Former Cap Tomas Fleischmann is going to miss the rest of the year due to pulmonary emboli... scary stuff. It's a condition that can be fatal. From the article: "The nature of his condition requires him to be on blood thinners for several months and he will be unable to play hockey during this time," said Avalanche team physician Dr. David Mellman. "Tomas’ condition was discovered this afternoon when he was evaluated for shortness of breath."

So it was Carlson...

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Private eye Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog finds out who introduced the Caps to DJ Pauley P and their fist pumping... a highlight: "My immediate thought was that it had to be someone with a European taste in dance music and enough dressing-room standing to rule the iPod selection. That meant Alex Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom. Alternatively, it could have been a wry veteran with a strong taste for irony. In other words, Matt Bradley." Nice work, Dan!

Donald Brashear Joins 3L Riviere-du-Loop

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Donald has a new team in the LNAH. There's probably an English translation out there that's more accurate, but Google Language Tools make this page quite amusing. To wit: "The 3L Rivière-du-Loup concluded on Monday afternoon, one of the most important transactions of their glorious history." Good for Donald to still be playing! :)

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Hockey OT 10/9

Board votes to demolish Civic Arena

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h/t PuckDaddy... According to Wysh, Jean-Claude Van Damme will weep, but his tears will be overshadowed by many Caps' fans cheers of joy as this Caps House of Horrors is scheduled to disappear from the face of the Earth...

WTOP's Best DC Blog

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I know we all think JP runs the best blog in town... let's let everyone know it. Click on the link at WTOP and submit Japers' Rink as Best DC Blog!

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