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”

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”

The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rival Cities

By: Joe Pohoryles Red Sox-Yankees. Ohio State-Michigan. Chestnut-Kobayashi. In every sport, rivalries enhance the viewing experience for sports fans. It can add stakes and bragging rights to otherwise inconsequential games. It bands a fanbase together against a common enemy. Rivals are the players/teams that you love to hate. The Washington teams have plenty of rivals,Continue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rival Cities”

DC Sports By The Numbers (10-19)

By: Joe Pohoryles The Washington, D.C. sports teams have seen plenty of athletes do incredible things while representing the nation’s capital. One of the most recognizable features of these athletes is the numbers they sport on their uniforms. As we forge on in these times with little going on in the sports world, I willContinue reading “DC Sports By The Numbers (10-19)”

Caps Free Agency Preview

By: Joe Pohoryles With all sports stopped, there is little certainty about if/when the NHL season will continue. As we sit and wait for things to return to normal, now is an opportunity to look forward to some names for the Caps to go after as they will be tasked to re-tool in 2020 freeContinue reading “Caps Free Agency Preview”

Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (Sweet 16)

By: Joe Pohoryles March Madness is supposed to be in full swing. Instead, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has stopped the sports world in its tracks. NFL free agency is buzzing, but there are few leagues with actual gameplay to watch. To stay in the spirit of bracket season, I have constructed a 32-team bracket builtContinue reading “Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (Sweet 16)”

Chasing Gretzky III: A Man Amongst Boys

By: Joe Pohoryles In 1999, the greatest player to ever grace the ice hung up his skates. At 38 years old, after over 20 years of dominance, Wayne Gretzky retired with 61 NHL records, and he still holds or shares those records today. One of those records is for most career goals. Gretzky finished withContinue reading “Chasing Gretzky III: A Man Amongst Boys”

Caps look to end skid with acquisition of Dillon

By: Joe Pohoryles It seems like every season in recent years, the Capitals will start the season hot and roll for a few months, hitting a bump here and there, before they inevitably hit a midseason skid. For fans, it’s as if the sky is falling. The year the Caps won the Cup, people wereContinue reading “Caps look to end skid with acquisition of Dillon”

The Pohory-list: 10 most heartbreaking playoff exits of the 2010s

By: Joe Pohoryles The recent successes of Washington, D.C. sports has reinvigorated the DMV as fans celebrate the championships of some — the Capitals, Nationals, Mystics and even the Valor of the now-folded Arena Football League — and hope for a better future for the others. The parades down Constitution Avenue are a welcome sightContinue reading “The Pohory-list: 10 most heartbreaking playoff exits of the 2010s”