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”

Chasing Gretzky II: The Gr8est Month Ever

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 II: The Gr8est Month Ever”

Proposal for changing the ‘Redskins’ team name

By: Joe Pohoryles Hail to the Redskins. For nearly 90 years, football fans in Washington have echoed the fight song celebrating the Washington Redskins’ triumphs. It is still played at FedEx Field after every touchdown. The Redskins’ fan culture was so prominent in the glory days of the 1980s that high schools across the countryContinue reading “Proposal for changing the ‘Redskins’ team name”