Category Archives: Playoffs

A Tale of Two Tough Guys, and the Return of “Liable to Libel”

Tom Wilson – Asset, or Ass? Tom Wilson: the most incendiary youngster to hit Washington since William Jefferson Clinton, and bane of the New York zeitgeist. Wilson’s wrecking ball style of play, characterized by the kind of wanton disregard for … Continue reading

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The Brouwer Play May Be Over, But Holtby is Rangers’ Bigger Worry

Souring on Brouwer   The hour for Brouwer on the power play has soured. Once, in the dark old days of an impotent Washington offense bereft of top-six talent, Troy Boy was a consistent bright spot, always to be counted … Continue reading

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Caps Game 6 Defense Due to Dummies, Not Doom

Just in time for gay sev of the first round of playoffs, the PuckBuddys welcome back Jason Rogers: writer, world traveler, Sperm Whale and “Hockey’s Hemingway.” No really, that what it says at his Twitter page, which you should totally … Continue reading

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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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Playoff Clouds, Teal (and Silver!) Lining

With the Los Angeles Kings dispatched from the playoff picture, the burn of yet another San Jose Sharks playoff elimination at the hands of a team from SoCal has eased some. Enough, at least, to free my hands from covering … Continue reading

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Bracket Troubles

I don’t do well at brackets. I have enough sense to stay away from the NCAA basketball bracket madness. I do torture myself though playing the NHL Stanley Cup bracket challenge. This year was particularly bad. I know the playoffs … Continue reading

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Ranger Danger: Caps-NYR Game 2 Preview

Today’s abbreviated Game 2 Preview comes less than twenty-four hours after the Caps 3-1 victory over the Rangers in Game 1, and less than twenty-four hours before what is sure to be a systematic dismantling of the Rangers in Game … Continue reading

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