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caps find themselves in a familiar situation

Welp. Here we go again. Longtime fans of the Washington Capitals know this feeling. They know that while 87 percent of all NHL teams that take a 2-0 series lead go on to win, the Capitals are just 2-4 in the same situation. Those same longtime Caps fans probably also know that this franchise is 0-6 when leading a series 2-1 and then dropping Game 4. Hell, even newer fans of this franchise – the ones who have only been […]

no need to panic after capitals fall to rangers in game 3

Yes, the Washington Capitals lost 4-3 to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden Monday night. And yes, the Capitals squandered a perfect opportunity to take a commanding three-games-to-none lead in this best of seven series. But before Caps fans begin to hyperventilate and overreact, let me say this – the Rangers simply aren’t very good. Look, I’ve been a fan of the Washington Capitals my entire life and am painfully aware of the countless number of playoff collapses […]

photos from 2013 redskins rookie camp

(photo by Brian Murphy) One year ago, the Washington Redskins held a rookie camp that represented the debut of Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III. Considering how many decades it had been since the Redskins had anything that remotely resembled a franchise quarterback on the roster, the entire D.C. metro area was eager to see RGIII don the burgundy and gold for the first time. Needless to say, things are much more subdued in 2013. With no first-round pick […]

these aren’t your same, old capitals

No offense to the current edition of the Washington Capitals, but when it comes to the postseason, the “Rock the Red” era Caps haven’t accomplished anything yet. Conversely, even though Adam Oates is a first-time coach who has yet to guide a team through a full 82-game season, his system is a proven winner — having helped the New Jersey Devils advance to the Stanley Cup Finals one year ago. So while Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green are […]

the waiting is over for the capitals and caps fans

I’m not going to lie — this is quite possibly my favorite time of the year. Sure, the Washington Capitals have built a reputation as regular season champs who flame out of the postseason in horrific fashion. I get that. I fully understand that there are a certain number of D.C. sports fans out there who believe it’s only a matter of time before the Caps find a creative new way to break our hearts. And I don’t blame them […]

can the playoffs start already?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXkGJtY4A4E During my post on the 10 reasons why Adam Oates was the perfect hire for the Washington Capitals, I made a reference to the Hall of Famer’s demeanor — specifically in contrast to former Caps coach Bruce Boudreau. For those who missed it, here’s what I said: How many times did cameras capture former Caps coach Bruce Boudreau looking as if he was on the verge of an aneurysm? While Gabby was beloved in this town for wearing his […]

10 reasons why adam oates was the perfect hire

(photo by Brian Murphy) Don’t look now, but the Washington Capitals are officially the NHL’s hottest team. 1. Adam Oates is like a good parent. One of the best pieces of advice I received when I was about to become a first-time parent was to think back to when I was a child and replicate the things my parents did well and improve upon the areas that they weren’t so great in. It’s simple, but it’s been highly effective as […]