Category Hockey

What Should We Make of this Caps Season?

There were plenty of tornado warnings that have happened in the DC this afternoon, but none expected a Hurricane to whip out the delirium the Caps have delivered over the past year. The dream is dead. There won’t be a “back-to-back” that a now-injured T.J. Oshie promised at last summer’s championship parade. After all, only […]

The Washington Capitals and Where Do We Go from Here

It might as well have been yesterday that the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup and they were parading down Constitution Avenue with the trophy. A sea of red completely covering the Washington Mall, as it did Chinatown throughout the latter stages of the postseason, became the true exclamation point of Rocking the Red in […]

One More Time For Barry

Welp, Barry Trotz has decided to leave Washington as a champion. Good on him! He leaves this town while at the highest point of his value. At 55 years old, there shouldn’t be any suitors that don’t want him coaching their team with the New York Islanders being the most rumored destination. What made Trotz […]

When Time Stood Still

Now that the dust has settled and all the trash is being cleaned up along the Portrait Gallery and all of Chinatown, Washington D.C. can finally exhale after 26 years of holding their breath and call themselves Champions in the major sporting landscape. Many will say that this should have happened earlier. Many will say […]

Day 54 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Just One More to Go

Something is up here. Washington DC shouldn’t be this joyful. They shouldn’t be making all of Chinatown, and Farragut Square, and the entire Wharf, and the entire DMV this much red. They were supposed to be washed up as soon as they lost Game 7 to the Penguins last year. They were especially supposed to […]

Day 53 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Meeting in the Middle

In a night that couldn’t have been more perfect in Washington DC, the Capitals were able to take a 2-1 series lead over Vegas on Saturday thanks to a 60-minute performance in which they didn’t look like wavering. Even in a first period that looked energetic from both parties, the Capitals looked like they had […]

Day 50 of Stanley Quips: DC Rising

The best wins in sports are always the first ever. You don’t know what you’re supposed to feel like when your favorite team gets the job done and you don’t know what’s to come when you have more in store. That is where the Washington Capitals are with their fans after last night’s 3-2 win […]

Day 48 of 2018 Stanley Quips: You Could Have Had It All

If you did not watch last Monday’s scintillating Stanley Cup Finals opener between Washington and Vegas, boy did you miss a lot. There were not only goals galore, but also so many lead changes, so much ludicrously pompous pageantry that only Las Vegas could pull off, and there was plenty of controversy to go along […]

Day 42 of 2018 Stanley Quips: I Don’t Believe What I Just Saw

Plain and simple, this wasn’t supposed to happen. The Washington Capitals have never scored more than two goals in a Game 7 since 1988. In fact, they always are at the raw end of the deal when it comes to officiating. Washington basically had to play a perfect game against arguably the most complete team […]

Day 40 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The Perfect Game

At a point of desperation, Washington usually finds a way to crumble. This is not the hockey team I’m talking about. Nor the baseball team. Nor the basketball team. Nor the football team. This is all walks of human existence that crumbles. Starting from Fulton, Maryland going and going down to Richmond with all points […]