Quite simply, this compressed, Olympic year NHL schedule sucks. Playing a desperate Boston club and then having to travel to arch rival Pittsburgh the very next day cannot be fun or the ideal way to prepare for a lengthy playoff run. I know the schedule makers do not know what the standings will look like…Click here for more.
Archive for the ‘Pregame Thoughts’ Category
What do you get when coming off a media hyped win streak, start a goalie who has not seen NHL action in more than 2 months, and play a white hot Ottawa team in their building? Another stinker and hopefully, forgettable performance by the Washington Capitals. Semyon Varlamov did not look ready to face the…Click here for more.
Even without ‘the streak’, that 6-5 OT loss to Montreal last night was a stinker. The Capitals fell into some old, bad habits which played right into the Habs’ style. The NHL on ice officials decided to weigh in on the game’s outcome again. There were some bright spots but for a team that expects…Click here for more.
The Washington Capitals have left for a quick 3 game road trip starting in Montreal, while the DC area deals with yet another massive Winter storm. Getting away from the distractions of a Winter storm in Washington is probably a good thing for the Caps. They should be able to focus on the task of…Click here for more.
As most Caps fans are today, I will be spending the better part of this morning digging the family vehicles out, taking a break for the real big game at noon, and then heading back out to finish shoveling before that other game this evening. This weather event will be a factor in today’s contest…Click here for more.