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OMG – Ovechkin is Out!

Even without star player, Alexander Ovechkin, the Caps found a way to pull out back-to-back victories against the Florida Panthers last weekend.  Washington  has gone 2-1-1 during Ovie’s absence and have had some players step up.

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Are the Caps Back On Track? Yes, No, Maybe So

With star Alexander Semin out of the lineup the past two games, Washington’s powerplay has looked less than exceptional.  Jose Theodore has been playing his heart out in the Caps Crease in front of a lack-luster defense.  Ovechkin has tallied only one assist in the past two games–a little less than what we expect out of the NHL’s premiere player.  However, the team is on a 4-game win-streak.  Soooo are the Caps back on track?
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Good Hockey Calls For Media Frenzy?

What a game last night between the Caps and Flyers.  A combined seven goals in the 2nd period, two from Alex Ovechkin and three from Brad Richards, also including a NHL-record four assists in that same period by a defenseman, Matt Carle.  This isn’t what was exciting me during last night’s broadcast, however.  It was the ridiculous amount of predictions in-between periods and in the news this morning.  This person will score this many goals, this team is in the top four in their conference, these guys are going to be in contention for the Cup.  Here’s a newsflash for you…IT’S THREE GAMES INTO THE SEASON!!
  

 

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Photo Courtesy of Puck Daddy

There’s been some great games so far this season, but I think the guys from “Strange Brew” could do a better job predicting the future of the 2009-10 NHL Season. 

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Washington Capitals Season Preview:

Ovechkin and company look to take on the Eastern Conference with more experience and a chip on their shoulder. Is this their year?

 

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Photo Courtesy of The Hockey News

 

 

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Juice and KHL Konnections

Well it’s been two weeks since the Capitals season ended, and there’s already some talk of players moving on.  The loss of two key soldiers in the Capitals’ Russian Army is definite for one, Viktor Kozlov, and a maybe for veteran Sergei Fedorov.

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Photo Courtesy of Alex Ovetjkin

There are also allegations in the air of steroids being sold to the Caps by a recently busted dealer down in Florida.  The one person you might think would be juicing on Washington is big time bruiser Donal Brashear.  His unleashing of fury on Blair Betts left him suspended and scratched for the remainder of the playoffs.  Here’s what he had to say:

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So Long Stanley Cup

The Caps fell in game 7 last night to the Pittsburgh Penguins and boy did they fall hard.  After the first two goals, there was a churning feeling in your stomach that this game wasn’t going to be good for the Caps.  They ended their post season last night with a 6-2 loss, their star goalie getting pulled, Ovechkin missing a key breakaway and scoring a meaningless goal, and Sid the Kid shining bright with two goals.
 
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Photo Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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What the Capitals need to do to be Successful

Well since we already have a post on what the New York Rangers need to do to be successful, I figured I would make my first post on this blog to discuss what the Washington Capitals need to do to be successful in the first round.  Everyone can point to the fact the Capitals need to tighten up on defense and that they need strong play out of Jose Theodore (Who by the way is 4-0 in first round series in his career, knock on wood).  The Capitals really need to focus on puck posession (just as the Rangers do), keeping it simple, come out with fire, and prevent big time goals.

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