Category Opinion

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 […]

Day 39 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Defeating the Odds

So the greatest story in the NHL continues their ride towards the unthinkable after closing the Western Conference Finals last night. Vegas defeated a budding, and more favored Winnipeg team, in their own building and imposed their will more often than not in their five games against them to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. […]

Day 36 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Tiki Taka Tampa Bay

You just knew it was a bad omen when thunderstorms were rolling into the Nations Capital before the hockey team returned home to play their first set of Conference Finals games in 20 years. And when Tampa came to play, there was no denying that they were going to prove that the first two games […]

Day 35 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Nealing and Dealing

Welp, that game wasn’t any boring at all. Last night’s game in Las Vegas was everything you could have hoped for and more. You had a shocking goal within the first minute of the game. You had Marc-Andre Fleury being peak Marc-Andre Fleury. You had Mark Scheifele being a Conn-Smythe contender and a failure to […]

Day 34 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The Tampa Bay Derecho

For the past two days, the DC metro area was going through as few thunderstorms that were a bit too dangerous for everyone involved. Even when these storms came to an end, they didn’t leave without massive lightning shows that lighted up the night sky. I guess it was a bit of a bad omen […]

Day 32 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The 2018 Capitals are not the 2017 Senators

I don’t believe what I’m seeing. This is not how D.C. is supposed to work. We’re not supposed to feel this much joy in this city. If anything, this Conference Finals series shouldn’t come close to being this easy for the Capitals. I really don’t know how to feel feelings anymore. If you’re looking for […]

2018 Stanley Cup Conference Finals Preview

  Vegas vs. Winnipeg First up, we have two teams that weren’t even in the postseason last year. In fact, Vegas didn’t even have a roster right around this time last year. Yet here we are watching two teams hitting foreign territory here. Sometimes, when you watch two groups of players never experience such a […]

Day 29 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The Only Game in Town

We are just one day away from Washington DC possibly being the most optimistic it has ever felt in a generation. No matter what comes of their series against Tampa Bay, the Capitals have flat out overachieved their way towards something I have never thought would be possible anymore. But before that all goes down, […]

Day 27 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Half-Smoked Curses

I don’t know what to think anymore. Let me take that back. I don’t know HOW to think anymore. Just let me be in this state of emotional blackout for a handful of days. Let me not wake up from this dream that should have happened years ago. That’s ecause a professional sports team from […]

Day 26 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Lightning Can Strike Three Times

If it weren’t for my Washington Capitals, my favorite hockey team to watch from a bipartisan point of view over this past decade has been the Tampa Bay Lightning. From the top down, this has been the most well run team in the NHL. If it wasn’t for the badly timed injuries and a few […]