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The offensive talent is ridiculous. The defensive core is as solid as any in the entire league. And there may not be another team in the NHL with more “role” players than the Washington Capitals.
So why haven’t they had more success of late in the NHL playoffs?
They have consistently been let down by their goaltending.
Tomas Vokoun is congratulated by his new teammates of the Washington Capitals. The veteran goaltender may be the missing piece the Caps have needed to bring the Cup to D.C.
Last year looked promising, but it is very hard to rely on such a young group of goaltenders to carry the team all the way through May and June. The three-headed goaltending monster that was comprised of Neuvirth, Varlamov, and Holtby seemed like they would be able to help the Capitals make a Stanley Cup run.
Unfortunately, their youth caught up with them in the end.
The Caps obviously liked their situation between the pipes, because they did not make a trade deadline move to bolster t...
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Like it or not fighting is part of hockey. Sure many in the NHL want to move the game away from it's brawling past, but sometimes tempers flare and a bit of a punch up is needed to settle things. This is especially the case when two heated rivals get together on the ice.
On Thursday night the Washington Capitals traveled north to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins continuing...
This is either a picture of Alexander Ovechkin and Mike Tyson from a Virginia card show this past weekend, or it’s a teaser poster for a buddy cop film taken straight from my fabulous dreams.
Oh how I pray it’s the latter.
Alas it’s not. The former heavyweight champ and the Washington Capitals captain were both celebrity attendants at a Virginia card show recently, and posed...
One of the greatest rivalries in hockey — at least according to Washington Capitals fans — is that of the Caps and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite the fact that the Penguins have not beaten Washington in the regular season since 2007, they eliminated the Capitals from the playoffs in seven games in round two of the playoffs in 2009. No one in Washington has ever forgotten...
Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich says he's sick of talk about concussions and believes players are being "babysat" because of the rules.
Jay Beagle, who’s a lover, got into it with Arron Asham, who’s a fighter. The result? A brutal scrap that ended with Beagle pulling a tooth out of his mouth as he was helped off of the ice. [Puck Daddy]
Asham caught heat — and apologized for — his post-fight antics. [PD]
The Caps, BTW, beat the Pens despite being outplayed. [Japers' Rink]
Tomas Vokoun came up big with...
The Caps beat the Penguins 3-2 in overtime, but the win did not come without consequence.
In the third period, Jay Beagle took a penalty on Kris Letang. Penguins Arron Asham decided he wanted to dance and Beagle had no choice but to accept that invitation.
Asham is an experienced hockey fighter. Beagle is not, so you can imagine that it didn’t go very well.
There was a quick...
When the NHL's concussion protocol has come under fire, it's typically because some see it as too lenient or ineffective; as Cam Cole wrote last season, "it isn't foolproof because no two brains are alike, and no two brain injuries, either."
Rarely, if ever, has the protocol been criticized by a current NHL player for being too overbearing; as if the testing...
Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom scored and the Washington Capitals held off the Ottawa Senators for a 2-1 win Saturday night.
All right everyone, we're about to discuss a hockey fight, so I need you to put on your level heads. There's going to be talk of league office discipline, and a bit about the culture of enforcers, and maybe even a mention of concussions. These are topics that cause otherwise normal individuals to lose their minds, so we don't need hotheads...
Our first NHL post of the new season. Of course, it's a hockey fight.
Arron Asham knocked out Jay Beagle last night during the Pens - Caps game. After doing so he had a nice little celebratory skate over to t
Hey, it’s Alex Ovechkin with Mike Tyson.
This follows in the grand tradition of Alex Ovechkin with Michelle Obama, Alex Ovechkin with Lil Wayne, Alex Ovechkin with LeBron James, Alex Ovechkin with DeAngelo Hall and Alex Ovechkin with DJ Pauly D.
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