don’t speak

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In the immortal words of Gwen Stefani – don’t speak.

We know you’re disappointed. We know you’re angry. We know you’d rather see the Washington Capitals lose to anyone other than those damned Pittsburgh Penguins. But do everyone a favor and zip it. No one is happy with how game seven played out, but it does absolutely no good whatsoever to have a hissy fit and/or walk around town and run your mouth about the only salvageable franchise D.C. has.

We’re coming off of one of the most exciting playoff series in more than a decade and although it ended in a less-than-desirable fashion, there’s still a lot to like about the future of hockey in our nation’s capital. So do everyone a favor and give it 24 hours.

Cool down and then, once rational thought has returned to the option menu, we can all take a look at what went wrong and where we all go from here. No matter how much your brain might be telling you otherwise tonight, one game does not ruin an otherwise memorable season.


  1. Kiwi Krol
    May 14, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I’m proud of the boys, even though I was only there live for one game. They made it this far, made it exciting and lost to a team that had rental players. We can see that the second season of the NHL is about picking up rental players. Yes, I know it wasn’t all the rental players but that is just my commentary on sports today. Bill Guerin, and Kunitz do not know what the Penguins were like earlier this year. You don’t see rental players outside of the US. It is one team, THE ENTIRE SEASON. ok, mabye i am upset the caps lost and just spewing crap because the Caps once again choked against the Penguins. I am going to kick the next penguin I see here. ( not really, they are so cute )

    I just wish that the US had more than Burnsuck and Le Douche from ESPN to hear from about the NHL. Sorry McFanBoy, it seems more people read about the Redskins than the Caps here. You do a excellent job at getting the best out of the players, both sports, quote wise.

  2. Citygirlcountryheart
    May 14, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Thank you! Very well put!

  3. daved
    May 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

    dude, 18,000 fans standing at the end of a 6-2 loss in a game 7 of the second round was one of the greatest things i have ever seen. LETS GO CAPS!!!!!!!

  4. ned
    May 14, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Have to admit that the standing O was pretty moving. Some arenas would have been a third empty by that point. Nice of the Caps players to acknowledge it in a moment of extreme emotional pain, too. There’s an obvious mutual love there.

    These two teams are going to meet almost yearly for a while. Today we Pens fans wallow in our euphoria. But we older hockey watchers know that another year can bring a completely different outcome. So this anguish and heartbreak you feel now? Remember it for the time when Ovie et al come out on top and Sid and his crew are the dejected ones.

    Like Farns pointed out, the Ovie-Sid thing has the potential to be Bird-Magic. Almost makes me wish I were a more detached observer, which would allow me to appreciate it more. Almost.

    To all you level-headed, rational Caps fans who didn’t talk shit when the Caps were up 2-0, here’s to a great year and a bright future. But to all you ramrods who considered the series over after last Monday, who gave me way too much grief after that early March loss here, who scream “Cros-by Sucks!”…well, suffer hard.

    (But thanks for the Crosby chants. Philly still hasn’t learned that that only makes him better…so keep it up next year.)

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go get my series-induced ulcer treated.

  5. mike
    May 17, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I feel sadder than New York when Flava Flave picked Hoopz

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