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)”

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”

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”

Building the best All-DC handball team

By: Joe Pohoryles In late January 2020, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler appeared on the popular Barstool Sports podcast, “Pardon My Take,” and claimed that he could assemble a handball team that would win gold at the Olympics. Cutler’s remarks sparked some debate online as to how easy the sport of handball would beContinue reading “Building the best All-DC handball team”

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”

A Tale of Two Goalies

By: Joe Pohoryles NHL All-Star weekend is upon us, and for the fifth consecutive year, the Capitals will be sending goaltender Braden Holtby as one of the team’s representatives for the Metropolitan Division. Holtby has struggled recently, so hopefully the week off and the stress-free environment of the weekend’s festivities will help bring his mojoContinue reading “A Tale of Two Goalies”

Nicklas Backstrom’s new contract, and what it means for the Caps’ future

By: Joe Pohoryles Nicklas Backstrom agreed to a five-year, $46 million extension that will keep him in Washington through the 2024-25 season. The Caps’ all-time assist leader will be 37 years old by the end of the new contract, making it the last big contract of his career, and possibly his last NHL contract entirelyContinue reading “Nicklas Backstrom’s new contract, and what it means for the Caps’ future”