Capitals offseason preview

The tumultuous time in the Toronto bubble has to come to an end for the Capitals after being brushed aside by the New York Islanders in five games. The team walks away with a lot of questions and concerns as it now prepares for the 2020-21 season trying to keep the championship window open. HereContinue reading “Capitals offseason preview”

‘Sh*t happens’: the bubble Caps are on on the ropes

“Sh*t happens,” was Alex Ovechkin’s response when asked about missing a wide open net on the power play while the team was losing 3-2 in the second game of their First Round series against the New York Islanders. The tone was resigned, and many took it as a sign of apathy. However, Ovechkin is oneContinue reading “‘Sh*t happens’: the bubble Caps are on on the ropes”

Caps-Isles series preview (ft. Special Guest writer)

After taking a brief look at both the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders in the last post, the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins in the final round robin game to secure the third seed and a first round matchup with the New York Islanders. The two sides kick off their best-of-seven series today atContinue reading “Caps-Isles series preview (ft. Special Guest writer)”

Re-evaluating potential first round opponents for the Capitals

The 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs are well under way, as the 24-team field navigates through the best-of-five qualifying series and round robin seeding games to set up the normal 16-team field for the rest of the playoffs. Before the playoffs even started, I broke down which teams the Capitals were likely to face depending onContinue reading “Re-evaluating potential first round opponents for the Capitals”

In an alternate Capitals universe…

The year is 2020. A worldwide pandemic halted the sports world, but after four months, some have slowly crept back. The Nationals opened the 2020 MLB season and their title defense against the New York Yankees on July 23. The Capitals and Wizards started their respective playoff pushes this week. The threat of another shutdownContinue reading “In an alternate Capitals universe…”

Takeaways from scrimmage vs. Hurricanes

The Capitals played their first real hockey game since Mar. 9, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres. In their lone exhibition match before the three-game round robin to open the postseason, the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. There was so much rust between both sides, the ice nearly turned orange, but hopefullyContinue reading “Takeaways from scrimmage vs. Hurricanes”

Looking at the ‘Black Aces’ for Capitals’ playoff run

The Capitals recently announced their 34-man roster for the NHL return consisting of 20 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders. Postseason rosters are expanded every year, but this year we’ll be seeing even more reserve players than usual. Well, scratch that. We won’t really be seeing much of these extra players, unless things go horriblyContinue reading “Looking at the ‘Black Aces’ for Capitals’ playoff run”

The Capitals’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade

In professional sports, free agents can make a world of difference for a team. Building through the draft is important, but being able to bring in an established player who can immediately bolster the roster can turn a playoff team into a championship contender. In other cases, teams just need a less expensive veteran toContinue reading “The Capitals’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade”

Alex to Alex: An all-time Capitals first round

The 2020 MLB Draft took place a few days ago, where the Nationals welcomed six new prospects. The NBA draft will not take place until October, while the NHL’s draft date is still up in the air. In any case, following up on my recent all-time Redskins first round, I have assembled an all-time CapitalsContinue reading “Alex to Alex: An all-time Capitals first round”

Predicting the likeliest first round opponents for Capitals

On this day two years ago, the Capitals ended a 26-year championship drought that had plagued the city of Washington, winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The team met a disappointing end in the first round of their title defense last year, and with the pandemic shutting down the NHL season nearly threeContinue reading “Predicting the likeliest first round opponents for Capitals”