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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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.
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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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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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:
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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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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