Found December 15, 2011 on The Pensblog:
Even watching 24/7 last year it was hard not to gain respect for some of the Washington Capitals. So, about ten minutes into the show, when we found ourselves completely respecting both teams we knew it was going to be something special. We briefly thought about running a Rangers blog.   24/7 was mind-blowing last year. This year it is just as memorizing. One of the shows where you look at the clock and wish there was more time.   Here are our top 5 moments from episode one:   5. John Tortorella and Peter Laviolette   Big time coaches   Something that you notice with both Torts and Peter Laviolette is they both have 100% respect of their team. Both are stanely cup winners.When you watch how big of an idiot Bruce Boudreau was last year,and watch Torts coach it is a different world.   Some cool **** featuring Torts   Someone mentioned this on twitter, but could you imagine dating a girl and her dad being John Tortell...

Groin Specialist Sees Mike Green After His Recovery Leveled Off

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, The plateau prompted the Capitals to seek another method of approach to Green’s recovery. “He’ll be joining the club on the trip,” McPhee said. “We just sent him to see somebody that might be able to help, we’re not sure [if it will]. Hopefully when he joins the club on the road he’ll be skating with the club – getting closer...

Capitals GM: D Green to rejoin team on Saturday

Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee declared that stud defenseman Mike Green is expected to rejoin the team for Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Green has been sidelined since Nov. 11 with a nagging groin injury. "It's longer than we expected, unfortunately, but it was a significant injury," McPhee told the Washington Post on Wednesday...

Is Braden Holtby next in line for Capitals?

The axiom goes that the most popular player on a losing football team is often the backup quarterback, as fans clamor for some kind of shake-up. The backup goalie often fits that role in hockey, but with Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth both struggling for the Washington Capitals, the popular ...

Practice: Dec. 14

The Washington Capitals were on ice on Wednesday morning as they attempt to regroup following another hammering at the hands of a contender.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex: Every Cap, except Mike Green, was on the ice and accounted for at the skate.  Green is still visiting a groin specialist in Canada, and is expected to join the team on the road.  The lines for...

No Avalanche practice today, Capitals going with Neuvirth in net, Hendricks to return

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Avalanche flew home late last night after its 5-4 loss against the Sharks and isn’t scheduled to practice today. Thus, we probably won’t know if Semyon Varlamov or J.S. Giguere will start in goal against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center until after the morning skate. Varlamov, of course, was acquired from Washington for a...

Status of Capitals' Mike Green still unclear

Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee didn't reveal a lot about Mike Green's whereabouts. He did make reference to Matt Lauer and the old "Today" show segment "Where in the World Is Matt Lauer?" Where in the world is Green? McPhee said the All-Star defenseman will join the Caps in ...

DALY: We've seen this lifeless look from the Capitals

ANALYSIS/OPINION After two games of flirting with competence, the Washington Capitals jumped back on the teeter-totter Tuesday night. The Philadelphia Flyers, flattened by the Caps on their home ice back in October, returned the favor at Verizon Center, 5-1. By the time Caps finally scored, Michal Neuvirth had replaced Tomas ...

Claude Noel Is Extremely Mad

Alex Ovechkin scored very late in the game to give the Caps a 1-0 victory. Jets coach Claude Noel’s media conference post-game had a feel of a college lecture than the normal press conference we are used to.

10 Things With Jeff Halpern

We know a lot about our favorite athletes on the field. Their stats and bios are easily googled and we read about their on-field accomplishments often. But how much do we really know about them personally? Since we’re curious, we’ve asked our favorite athletes to tell us 10 things that we don’t know about them. Today we check in with the Capitals’ Jeff Halpern, who has...

Michal Neuvirth rewarded for shutout with start against Avalanche on Saturday

DENVER — Tomas Vokoun was understandably frustrated about his game earlier this week following a rough performance — four goals on 21 shots — against the Philadelphia Flyers. The veteran Washington Capitals goaltender said he knows himself pretty well — and that getting right back between the pipes to atone ...

Capitals see progress, in fits and starts

Progress. That's what the Washington Capitals have wanted while still in the early stages of Dale Hunter's regime as coach. Defense was supposed to turn into offensive chances, so patience was a necessary virtue at the start. But then the Caps started to show some steps forward in convincing victories ...

Ovechkin, Neuvirth help Capitals edge Jets

Alex Ovechkin scored with 1:14 left, and Michal Neuvirth made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Washington Capitals' 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Ovechkin, Neuvirth help Capitals edge Jets

Alex Ovechkin scored with 1:14 left, and Michal Neuvirth made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Washington Capitals' 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Whew....a 2-point night

After that abomination of a game against the Flyers the other night (which, thankfully, I couldn't watch), long-time Caps fans began wondering.  Is this team just awful?  Will they ever be able to get it together, even under new coach Dale Hunter?  It seems like every season Caps teams are lacking in one way or the other - lack of talent, lack of heart or lack of coaching...
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