Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 10/7/11

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on against the New York Rangers on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
As announced the other day, Brad Parker is one of our two new Capitals Correspondents. Here’s his first post; it’s a doozy. For some reason this offseason seemed excruciatingly long. Maybe it was being swept by Tampa Bay. Maybe it was actually feeling sorry for Sidney Crosby for eight months. Maybe it’s because the NFL tricked us into being worried about football every day this summer. Whatever, it seemed long. Then to top it off the season starts on a Thursday but the Caps don’t drop the puck till Saturday night. So when the Washington Post came on Thursday (Yes, I still get the paper. Printed on paper. And every couple of weeks I read some of it. Suck it trees!) I was probably more excited than I should have been to see that there was a “Four-Page Pullout Guide to the NHL Season” inside. What did I learn from this glorious gaze into the months-long battle for hockey’s Holy Grail that gets underway this weekend? Not a ******* thing. Why you ask? Because I was so frightened by the ...
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