Found October 05, 2011 on
I continue with my regular season predictions today. The West Conference was done here, the Northeast Division was done here and the Atlantic Division was done here. Today we carry on to the Southeast Division.
1. Washington Capitals - The Capitals won the conference last year with Alexander Ovechkin having a subpar year while playing hurt. Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin all had their offensive totals drop significantly in most cases due to injury. I expect all four of those players to see increases in their output. Tomas Vokoun is in as their goaltender and he is one of the best in the league. These are all reasons to expect that last year’s conference winner will be even better this year. Brooks Laich and Mike Knuble offer some solid depth at forward behind the stars. On defence, John Carlson had a very good rookie year and should get better. Dennis Wideman, Karl Alzner and Jeff Schultz offer depth. It is hard for the first place team to improve t...
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Forget, for a moment, the anticipation of the start of the NHL season. Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich's stories about his forgotten paychecks are the best tales to hear headed into opening night.
Laich said Thursday he doesn't play for the money. As evidence, he told how twice he's put paychecks away and forgotten all about them.
One ended up in his glove...
Spine of Capitals Offense Must Stiffen Up
Nicklas Backstrom has been an absolute phenom since his NHL debut in 2007-08. While coach Boudreau was taking a risk at the time in handing Backstrom the keys to the Ovechkin express, the young Swede would not make the rookie coach regret his decision.
Racking up 69 points in his rookie season and then progressively besting those...
Yamma hamma, it’s Fright Night. I don’t have a PhD in demonology nor am I well-versed in the world of the occult, but I can nevertheless argue that if there were a demon seeking a entrance point out of the fiery pits of Hell into the World of Man as well as an inanimate object [...]
You may have seen this 14″ plush Alex Ovechkin doll on Caps Outsider the other day, but I figured I’d share it here as well:
The doll, which, as Puck Daddy notes, looks more like Noel Gallagher than Alex Ovechkin, is made by a company called Bleacher Creatures, which specializes in creepy sports dolls.
Creepy though they may be, it speaks to Ovi’s popularity that he’s the...
I have yet to post my predictions because I like waiting until the season gets close.Â So here they are:
1. Washington- The Capitals are a scary team to face because of the Ovechkin/Semin/Backstrom tandem. Having Tomas Vokoun in net will only benefit them even more. Whether or not they can actually do something in the playoffs is a different question....
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Forget, for a moment, the anticipation of opening night. The best entertainment at the Washington Capitals media day came when Brooks Laich told stories about his forgotten paychecks.
I’m not sure how it happens exactly, but at some point, every young Jewish American sports fan learns about Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax.
I mean, I don’t remember my father or mother sitting me down and regaling me with Greenberg or Koufax tales, but just as sure as I knew I was getting pizza the night Passover ended, I knew that there were prominent Jewish athletes who once...
The emotional impact is still being felt from the plane crash that killed 44 people, including all of the players on the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl last month. Tributes were held all over the world in their memory.
Now, the focus has shifted to the ones they left behind: their families.
The Lokomotiv Wives Fund is picking up momentum via a Facebook drive. On Oct. 13 at 7 p.m....
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are teaming up to raise money for the families of the Russian hockey players killed in a plane crash last month.