Found February 13, 2013 on USA Sports 360:

Written by Clifford Santa Monica, Alex Ovechkin’s most favorable pairing, in my opinion, is with Niklas Backstrom–the center he did so well with during the lockout when the two of them played for the same team (on the same line)  in the Swedish Elite league. The two of them make each other better. But Adam Oates, for reasons that mystify me, would rather have the two of them on separate lines. Thinking (perhaps) that by separating them he can create two good lines instead of one, he’s gotten next to nothing out of either player relative to their ability all season long until recently.   I like Ribeiro a lot, though. And skating Ovechkin between a space-eater like Chimera and a crafty puck handler like Ribeiro may just turn the GOOD-8 back into the GREAT-8 in the long run.   Let’s hope so,   Clifford Santa Monica


Are The Washington Capitals Getting Hot, Or Are They Just Playing Bad Teams?

Written By, Clifford Santa Monica, The two victories the Caps snagged (against the second worst team in the NHL, no less) isn’t a large enough sample size to permit me to state–as you just did—that this team may have turned a corner. I have a feeling that we’ll know a lot more following this evening’s contest against a Tampa Bay Lightning team which–though mired in a...

Ovechkin's hair looking wacky during game

What gives with Alexander Ovechkin’s wild and crazy, out-of-control hair during Thursday night’s tilt between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning? Did he attempt to inject some electricity into his offensive game by sticking his finger a light socket? How Ovechkin looks in the screengrab resembles how I imagine Albert Einstein would have looked had he chose a...

Why Caps Fans Shouldn’t Panic

Don’t Break Out The Panic Button Just Yet In a shortened NHL season, the Washington Capitals and their fans have had little to remain positive about.  While the Caps remain tied for last in the NHL in points (New York Islanders and Colorado Avalanche each have 9 as well) they are just 6 points out of the lead of the Southeast Division.  Their play over the course of 13 games...

Capitals ticket prices up slightly despite slow start

By Dan Groob, TiqIQ The Washington Capitals are disappointing again, and fans are none too pleased. Coming off a 2011 season which saw the Capitals finish with the most points in the Eastern Conference, last season’s 7th place finish and second round exit represented multiple steps in the wrong direction. This year, things might even be worse. Continue reading "Capitals...

Great Moments in NHL Kisses

It's been a while since Andrew Gordon played for the Washington Capitals, but the few who saw it will forget when he kissed Marcus Johansson after scoring his first career goal during a victory on Dec 21, 2010. Thinking of that for some reason, and also Valentine's Day, inspired us to look up more video of NHL players kissing each other on the ice.The post Great Moments in...

Rapid Rewind: Comeback Caps. Capitals 6, Panthers 5 (OT)

Oppa Brouwer GWGagnam style! (ESPN) The Washington Capitals won a thriller in Sunrise, Florida, on Tuesday night, outgunning the Florida Panthers 6-5 in overtime at their home arena.  The Panthers took the lead twice following an opening goal from Mike Ribeiro, including a two-marker advantage in the third period that looked to have ice the result for the defending Southeast...

Alex Ovechkin’s Hair Is Playing At A High Level, At Least

This screengrab, taken during last night’s game by @hockeybroph, is a fine addition to the “ovechkin hair” collection.

Alexander Ovechkin “fights” Kris Versteeg

Florida Panthers forward Kris Versteeg knocked Alexander Ovechkin down with a cross-check away from the play while he didn’t have the puck; the Washington Capitals forward took exception to this and went after Versteeg.  No real punches were thrown and Ovechkin just tried to pull Versteeg’s jersey and shoulder pads over his head.  Even the referees didn’t think it was much...

Florida Panthers Fan Humps the Air on TV After Team Blows Lead to the Washington Capitals (Video)

The Florida Panthers had what they thought was a safe lead of 5-3 over the visiting Washington Capitals last night.  They ended up blowing the lead and losing the game in overtime 6-5 to my Caps so I can't complain.  One fan in particular wasn't very happy with his team losing the game and decided to hump the air behind the scrum that was going on down on the ice.  No...
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