Category Archives: Washington Capitals
As the 2014-15 season creeps near us it’s time to take a look at the teams around the league and predict where they may finish.
My absence the last month was due to just a crazy schedule. But I’m back! And I’m sick to my stomach about what is going on in baseball right now with these mega contracts. Let’s take a look at them and compare them to hockey “mega deals.’
In their 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals, the surging Colorado Avalanche picked up a beautiful insurance marker from Gabriel Landeskog, the youngest captain in the NHL. Not only is he the youngest captain in the NHL today, but the youngest ever in NHL history, eclipsing the previous record holder, Sidney Crosby. On top of that, he scored his goal after blowing past Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, who earned the “C” at age 24, and is part of a slew of young NHL captains in the League right now. While many teams look to the aged veteran to lead the team, many have decided that a breath of fresh air is what their team needs in the captaincy. Not all these young captains have worked out, but many of them have been successful.
A year after Los Angeles won their first Stanley Cup, the Kings were one series away from returning for a chance to repeat. The Chicago Blackhawks had other ideas as they ousted LA in five games in the Western Conference Finals. Unlike the 1993 Kings that went to the Stanley Cup Finals (and lost to Montreal), this team is not going wait nearly 20 years for another chance. This team is poised and ready to fight their way back to the top, all the while chanting, “WE WANT THE CUP…AGAIN!” (more…)
We were by Barstow, in the middle of the desert, when my daughters started to take hold of the situation. We were going to see the Los Angeles Kings play two games in Las Vegas in their final two pre-season games at the Frozen Fury XV. Friday night against the New York Rangers and Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche. (more…)
So here we are. The 2013-14 NHL season is upon us and all things lockout and CBA are in the past. The shortened 2013 season may have tarnished our memories but it was still one heck of a ride. But now it is time to look forward to a new beginning, The 2013-14 Season.
In the dead of the offseason when you thought everything interesting was over… it’s not. In just a morning Detroit resigned Gustav Nyquist to a $950,000 contract for 2 years, putting them $637,879 over cap according to CapGeek.com, Washington signed Brandon Segal to one-year two-way contract with undisclosed financial details, St. Louis agreed to a two-way contract with forward Christian Hanson, Anaheim agreed to a 1-year contact with free agent Mark Fistric, and Carolina resigned Boychuk to a 1-year 2-way contract worth $550,000. (more…)