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Homo Homer

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want April. The cruelest month. Mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with Spring rain. How do we put this? There just wasn’t a whole lotta Captastical in “America’s Hockey Capital” this season…even … Continue reading

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Kuznetsov: Then & Now (Part 2 of 2)

Among the many hockey fans eagerly anticipating the arrival of the latest Russian phenom Evgeny Kuznetsov, count Dave Bidini. An accomplished musician, author, film-maker and all-around hockey nut, Bidini documented the life and trials of a young Kuznetsov 10 years ago … Continue reading

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Kuznetsov: Then & Now (Part 1 of 2)

Among the many hockey fans eagerly anticipating the arrival of the latest Russian phenom Evgeny Kuznetsov, count Dave Bidini. An accomplished musician, author, film-maker and all-around hockey nut, Bidini documented the life and trials of a young Kuznetsov 10 years … Continue reading

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Sports On Earth… And Sochi

From Sochi: Q&A with Sports Writer, Chuck Culpepper Chuck Culpepper is on the ground in Sochi and seems to be filing around the clock for Sports on Earth. Sochi is loaded with sports scribes for the Games, but Chuck is a rare … Continue reading

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Gay 4 Caps

Tomorrow, Tuesday December 10, the Washington Capitals will welcome the Boys from the Bay – otherwise known as the Tampa Bay Lightning – to Verizon Center for what we can only hope will be a savage beat-down. Of them. From … Continue reading

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Long Strange Trip

It’s about time we banged out a Caps preview. But rather than pick off the tilts one-by-one, we thought we’d take a longer view – the weeklong Canadian roadie. The Booth of course, is vacated due to the Washington International Horse … Continue reading

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Spin Cycle

New this year, a special video bonus! Once each year, we empty our closets – as it were – and give our Caps sweaters and other assorted jerseys a good wash, whether they need it or not. Actually, they always … Continue reading

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Hockey Proud

There always has to be a first. Today, with much pride, that honor goes to the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association. Today’s announcement that the National Hockey League and NHLPA will begin building inclusive policies and practices for LGBT … Continue reading

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Male Bag: Agony Uncles

Our mail bag has been stuffed lately. Well, maybe not so much, but we like any sentence with male and stuffed in it. Once we cleared out all the hater mail, threats from bail bondsmen and letters with a strange … Continue reading

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“The Beautiful Game”

5v5 with CSN’s Bill Bell For every screaming, rabid Caps fan that packs into Verizon Center (where’s the Capstraunaut guy, anyway?) figures suggest there’s more than 10 – and perhaps many more than that – at home, watching on the … Continue reading

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