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Quick Hits: Would You Keep George McPhee?

Here is the question for Washington Capitals fans before you. ================================================================ Should the Washington Capitals keep George McPhee? --   YES --   NO   As we all know, probably 80-90 percent of fans would overwhelmingly say no. Then again, you are not Ted Leonsis. It appears that Washington is going with the "status...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Amaris Jackson, a 10-year-old girl who just signed with the Washington Wizards

Everything stopped as 10-year-old Amaris Jackson entered the Washington Wizards practice gym. The team was excited to welcome a special guest to shoot-around at the Verizon Center before Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Little did they know she was about to become a teammate. Jackson was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, a kidney cancer, in May 2013. Since...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards sign 10-year-old cancer survivor to one-day contract

Photo: monumentalnetwork.com USA Today’s Laken Litman reported a heartwarming story this weekend. The Washington Wizards signed a 10-year-old girl to a one-day contract. But, she’s no ordinary 10-year-old. Amaris Jackson plays point guard for her middle-school basketball team. She’s also a cancer survivor. Jackson is battling renal cell carcinoma (a form of kidney cancer)....
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Judging The Washington Capitals

from Mike Wise of The Washington Post, Ted Leonsis, guilty of believing this seriously flawed roster could be a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. George McPhee, guilty the past seven years of not being able to put together a coaching staff and roster capable of getting past the second round of the playoffs — despite building around one of the greatest offensive talents...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

“Obviously I Was Wrong”- Ted Leonsis

from Ted Leonsis of Ted's Take, Before the Capitals season started, I was quoted as saying I didn’t see any weakness in our lineup. While I knew some aspects of our team were stronger than others, I didn’t see anything that I believed was a specific weakness. Obviously I was wrong. I still believe it is good business practice to avoid snap decisions, and I want to...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps out of playoffs. What next?

The Washington Capitals were officially eliminated from the NHL playoffs last night.  It is the first time since the 2006/07 season that the Capitals roster will be watching the playoffs from the comfort of their own homes. Sad?  Yes.  Necessary?  Yes. Think about it.  If the Caps squeeked into the NHL playoffs, with the roster constructed as is, they would not have advanced...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Leonsis still hoping Kuznetsov comes over after Olympics

Washington Capitals 2010 first-round pick Evgeni Kuznetsov still hasn’t come to North America to play, but that’s not stopping Caps owner Ted Leonsis from hanging on to the dream. In his blog discussing the Caps sending down two players during the Olympic break, Leonsis mentions how the schedule following the Sochi games will be tough and the team’s quest for the playoffs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall misses Ted Leonsis handshake after Wizards win over Blazers

Last night, the Washington Wizards beat the Portland Trail Blazers to secure their first above .500 record since the grand year of 2009. After the game, Wizards guard John Wall was leaving the court and was receiving some congratulations from fans sitting courtside. One of those fans happened to be Washington owner Ted Leonsis and watch as Wall misses his handshake/mid-five: **...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis searches for site to build practice facility

Ted Leonsis, former AOL executive and majority owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics basketball teams, said recently that he would like to build a new practice facility for the teams near to the arena where they play, the Verizon Center. Shortly thereafter Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) said he would “love” to have such a facility in the District, particularly if...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Mental Lapses Cost Them Too Many Games

There is nothing that frustrates me more about the Caps than their mental lapses. It’s costing them a lot of games this season and a lot of regulation wins. It also points to either missing the playoffs or a quick playoff exit, something the Caps have excelled at in the George McPhee, Dick Patrick and Ted Leonsis era. Here are the types of mistakes Stanley Cup winning teams don’t...
Via The Farm Club
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonsis: Coaches need to set tone

Maybe it wasn't technically hazing, but the Washington Wizards took locker room behavior to a low when Gilbert Arenas brought in guns to escalate a spat with a younger teammate. Ted Leonsis wants to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. In the wake of the ongoing scandal involving the Miami Dolphins, the Wizards and Capitals owner on Tuesday gave his thoughts on hazing...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Leonsis: team leaders need to stop hazing

Maybe it wasn't technically hazing, but the Washington Wizards took locker room behavior to a low when Gilbert Arenas brought in guns to escalate a spat with a younger teammate. Ted Leonsis wants to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. In the wake of the ongoing scandal involving the Miami Dolphins, the Wizards and Capitals owner on Tuesday gave his thoughts on hazing...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cup failure means failing grade for Leonsis, Caps

Ted Leonsis gives himself a failing grade when it comes to the Washington Capitals because they've yet to win a Stanley Cup. Leonsis says ''it's too early to tell'' when it comes to the Washington Wizards because the team has been rebuilding since he took control in 2010, but he added: ''I believe it's time for the Wizards to take that next step...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: The Great 8’s Mustache Is Not Great

So glad Ovechkin is participating in Movember. [Bog, @danny_favret] Taking Ray Emery and the ref to task for the Holtby beating. [Puck Daddy] Awesome photoshops of Angry John Carlson yelling at things. [RMNB] Here’s a wonderful history of all-time Caps goalie fights. [Caps Outsider] Ted Leonsis likes to mix it up in Facebook comments, which is odd. [Bog] Chimera named NHL’s third...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Leonsis talks Wall, the rebuild, and season expectations

Members of the DC media were invited to the Verizon Center press room on Friday evening for a Q&A session with Wizards el jefe Ted Leonsis before the team’s open practice. Upon sitting in front of a group of about two dozen reporters, Leonsis wore a genuine, welcoming grin as he greeted us before the […]The post Ted Leonsis talks Wall, the rebuild, and season expectations...
Via Hoop District
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Post Bye Week Beginning

Bye week turns into Dallas week, Cowboys looked scary yesterday. [WP] Rob Jackson, Jarvis Jenkins return for Skins after suspensions. [RR] Maybe Rob Jackson can help the Skins in coverage of opposing TEs. [HH] Tony Romo delivers an all-time performance, then an all-time pick. [FTW] Ted Leonsis doesn’t see any weaknesses with the Caps. [Bog] Breaking down the Caps opening week;...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Leonsis knows fans eager for return to playoffs

Ted Leonsis knows Wizards fans want to see the team get back to the playoffs. ''I think the fan base's expectation is we're going to have a better team,'' Leonsis said on Friday at the Verizon Center. ''I think everyone looks at our team and other teams in the East and says we should be able to, if we play to our capabilities, be one of the teams...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

This Is What Ted Leonsis Looks Like Now

The Caps and Wiz haven’t changed much, but their owner certainly has. BTW, this was Ted’s profile pic as of three years ago:
Via Mr. Irrelevant
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Winter Classic Game to be held in Washington DC

The NHL announced on September 21 that its annual outdoor game, known as the Winter Classic, will take place in Washington D.C. in 2015. As usual, the contest will take place on New Year’s Day and will be broadcast live across North America. The location had been speculated for some time, but it was made official when Ted Leonsis, the majority owner of the Washington Capitals and...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Reebok ZigLite Men’s Training Shoes

Check out the Washington Capitals Reebok ZigLite Men's Training shoes, available for $99.99 (and $79.99 for the kids). "This year's team stock shoe is my favorite so far." Zach Leonsis, son of team owner Ted Leonsis, said on Twitter.
Via Capitals Outsider
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

DC looks for Winter Classic venues

Nationals Park, RFK Stadium and FedEx Field are the candidates to host the Winter Classic when the NHL's annual New Year's Day outdoor game comes to the nation's capital in 2015. NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins says the league has yet to select an opponent when the Washington Capitals host the game for the first time. Collins and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals To Host 2015 Winter Classic

The Washington Capitals announced today at their Capitals Convention that they will host the 2015 Winter Classic. January St 2015 the Washington Capitals will host the next Winter Classic.   According to Ted Leonsis  an opponent and venue is yet to be determined. Nationals Park and FedEx field are two of the front runners for venues for the game. Continue reading "Washington...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals will host the 2015 Winter Classic

The 2015 Winter Classic has been awarded to the Washington Capitals, as reported by the Washington Post. The official announcement is expected to come on Saturday morning from the team's majority owner Ted Leonsis.  A location for the event hasn't been determined yet, but a few options include Nationals Park (home of the Washington Nationals), FedEx Field (home of the...
Via Bloguin Best
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals will host the 2015 Winter Classic

The 2015 Winter Classic has been awarded to the Washington Capitals, as reported by the Washington Post. The official announcement is expected to come on Saturday morning from the team's majority owner Ted Leonsis.  A location for the event hasn't been determined yet, but a few options include Nationals Park (home of the Washington Nationals), FedEx Field (home of the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Winter Classic coming to DC

A person familiar with the situation says the Winter Classic is coming to Washington in 2015. The NHL's annual New Year's Day showcase will be played in the nation's capital for the first time. The person Friday confirmed the news to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is expected to make a formal announcement...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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