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Scott in Shaw

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RAHJC in Atlantic City last night. More blurry cell phone pics at this link:...

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RAHJC in Atlantic City last night. More blurry cell phone pics at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35095330@N00/sets/72157632097986344/

Montreal Recommendations (Weekend of Feb. 3-5)?

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  1. Hotels?
  2. Restaurants?
  3. Things to See/Do?
  4. Sweater more likely to get me beat up: Caps Home Red or Carlson USA?
  5. Any other tips relating to MTL or Centre Bell?
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Rocking the Red Wine: A Winter Classic Prediction

Seasons greetings from your unofficial self-proclaimed Rink Sommelier!  As some of you may have heard, the NHL named an "Exclusive Wine of the 2011 NHL Winter Classic."  The wine is actually a 2008...

Chalk Talk with GMGM

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Hello from warm-ups! GMGM just finished talking to season ticket holders. He was not in a good mood, and was actually pretty frank about it. He did not comment on any ongoing negotiations with players (like Semin) or strategy (like holes he wants to fill at the deadline), but opened up about a few things: - he was pissed at the refs after the Dallas game and texted the league - he got in a dig on Huet wanting more money an now playing in Europe - Flash was dealt because he never turned into the player they hoped he’d be (and he sucks in the playoffs) - he hates players saying things like they lacked motivation or energy in the third period ("we’re paying them to play hard") - "no deal is better than a bad deal, but we’ll make market value offers for players we want here" - DC is guaranteed a winter classic in 2 or 3 years - several players are not playing as well as they should be, specifically: 8 19 21 16 52 - they thought before season that 14, 85 or 90 could play 2C and believe one of the two who are left can fill that role

A lot of guys call me Sniper, because of my ability to score.

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A lot of guys call me Sniper, because of my ability to score.

-- Matt Bradley, in a DCist post that contains some other goodies.
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What Can Wine Tastes Teach You About The Caps?

Last night I paid a visit to one of my favorite haunts, The Capital Grille, to grab an impromptu steak with my wife and a friend.  Coincidentally, this famous steakhouse also is frequented by some...

Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Jon Press!

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Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Jon Press!

Caps License Plates in D.C.

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If this legislation passes, fans who live in the actual home of our favorite team can join the neighboring suburbs in being able to show our vehicular support.

"It's the curve."

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The real reason for Eric Fehr's recent goal surge? He's been using Ovechkin's sticks.

RUN OVER IN THE RINK: New York Rangers hockey player Sean Avery (16) collided with Pittsburgh...

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RUN OVER IN THE RINK: New York Rangers hockey player Sean Avery (16) collided with Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during a game at Madison Square Garden in New York City Monday. The Penguins notched a 5-2 victory. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Just thought this was a cool photo. Maybe the only time Avery isn't a douche is when he's running over a Penguin? Nah, still a douche.

The past 18 years featured exactly one finals trip by a DC team: the Caps in 1998. And they got...

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The past 18 years featured exactly one finals trip by a DC team: the Caps in 1998. And they got demolished. You know it's been a lean stretch when DC's single biggest sports highlights this decade were (A) Kornheiser and Wilbon getting their own ESPN show, and (B) male college students in the DC area pounding their headboards after sex in honor of Alex Ovechkin.

Bill Simmons, in his NFL picks column. Um, what?

Our goal is to win the Stanley Cup and that hasn't changed. I don't know if we've gotten any closer...

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Our goal is to win the Stanley Cup and that hasn't changed. I don't know if we've gotten any closer with the changes made this summer but I do think our guys, to a man, think that if things could have gone a little different in Game 7 (against Pittsburgh last season) we would have had a great chance to win it.

Coach in an interview with NHL.com

The centrepiece was to be a game featuring Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins and Alex Ovechkin's...

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The centrepiece was to be a game featuring Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins and Alex Ovechkin's Capitals in Washington. The concept was to capitalize on the profile hockey will gain in the United States from the Vancouver Games by featuring Crosby and Ovechkin, the NHL's top two TV attractions, in a special venue in the U.S. capital - possibly the National Mall.

The Globe & Mail, pouring cold water on my hockey wet dream

You Stay Classy, Sid

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Pittsburgh's captain too good to shake hands with Detroit's?

Might I Suggest the "North Dakota Big Joe Finleys"?

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UND is dropping their allegedly racist nickname next year. (H/T Deadspin)

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Dewar's Club Playoff Package

I'm sure some of you have gotten the emails or otherwise heard of this deal (oft-mocked for the inclusion of the Mystics season ticket), where you can buy playoff game tickets directly from the...

[A]s far as it goes for us, there's no team that we'd rather beat more than Pittsburgh, especially...

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[A]s far as it goes for us, there's no team that we'd rather beat more than Pittsburgh, especially in a Game 7 at home.

Matt Bradley, thankfully showing a beleaguered and nervous fanbase that the players understand our pain and want to come through for us (and them) tomorrow.

I thought about halfway through the game you could really, really see, especially their defensemen,...

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I thought about halfway through the game you could really, really see, especially their defensemen, were getting really, really tired * * * We kept chipping it behind them, and I don't know what the hits stat was, but we really, really did a number on their defensemen going back for the puck. And you could tell, especially in the third period, they were really, really tired.

Brooks Orpik

9) Michael Nylander (Washington Capitals) Nylander has gained a reputation for being an excellent...

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9) Michael Nylander (Washington Capitals) Nylander has gained a reputation for being an excellent playmaker with top-notch vision. Due to a lack of production, Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau made the Swede a healthy scratch on more than one occasion this year. As it turned out, his season was disastrous with nine goals and 24 assists in 72 games for Washington. Here’s a guy who totaled 37 points in just 40 games of action last season. What exactly happened? Washington’s wealth of talent made it a rather easy decision to bench him during the frequent dry spells. Oddly enough, the Hartford Whaler draft pick refused to waive the no trade clause on his contract.

From The Hockey Writers Top 20 Disappointing Performances of the 2008/2009 NHL Season.

Yes, he is genuine. He's a true down-to-earth, I-just-fell-off-the-turnip-truck persona. And he is...

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Yes, he is genuine. He's a true down-to-earth, I-just-fell-off-the-turnip-truck persona. And he is also tactically brilliant. Anyone talking hockey with him would be well served to remind themselves that at any given moment he is 10 steps ahead of you. He's like a savant – instant recall of everything he has learned over 30-plus years and he just plugs it in when he needs to.

Tim Leone, on Bruce Boudreau, in a great article from The Toronto Star

One Good Thing from Last Night's Game

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Semin's goal from his knees was Sportscenter's #1 play of the day.

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Centers

For the last two days, we've been taking a look at our current 2A and 2B centers, Nyls and Feds, thanks to J.P.'s excellent roundups on the main page. However, it's never too early to look ahead...

"I want to talk about the Redskins and the Nationals," Obama said, as he made his way down a...

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"I want to talk about the Redskins and the Nationals," Obama said, as he made his way down a defacto rope line made of office cubicle dividers, behind which Secret Service agents asked the journalists to stand.

President-Elect Barack Obama, who is in need of a briefing on which D.C. sports teams are actually worth talking about.
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