Category Opinion

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 […]

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 […]