Tag Archives: Nicklas Backstrom

Diplomatic Dispatches: The Beauty and Power of Swedish Hockey

We, the hockey faithful, clearly are living in the Era of Ovechkin. Years from now, young fans will ask in awe whether you saw ‘The Great Eight’ play…much as I recall asking about ‘Mr. Hockey’ – the incomparable Gordie Howe. … Continue reading

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Cap Your Pens – Wednesday Pensday in DC

Happy Wednesday, family! As the sun also rises on yet another Wednesday Pensday in the District and beyond, we pause and reflect upon the mystery of Karl Alzner’s mustache and its terrible, haunting beauty. A Requiem for a Shaving Cream. … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad And The Meh

Happy Tuesday, family! As this most odious of weekdays dawns let us take a moment to remember that hockey is being played, that there is no lockout, and that life is good. Amen. Now, when we last met, the Caps … Continue reading

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Caps at .500: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead

It’s 8:25am on a Tuesday, and the patient has just woken up. It is the first time he’s done this in almost five weeks. Patient: Where…where am I? Doctor: Easy now, baby steps. You were in an accident, but you’re … 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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Notes (and Pics) on Camp

We love the smell of Kettler in this morning.. It smells like… a day off! We fooled everyone in the office that Yom Kippur started on Thursday so we could play hooky on Friday to attend Day 2 (of 18) … Continue reading

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Transition Game

Beyond the Beltway, our very own Ted Starkey, has a nice following. Ahead of the All-Star break, Vinny, our Isles correspondent, spoke with Ted about all things Caps: Ted’s ownership, team culture, Ovi, Sasha, Bruce, white home jerseys,  and the DH32 – Turgeon … Continue reading

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