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Recorded Dec. 10, 2018

Anna gets her angry on (only a little of this is my fault I promise!) obviously due to recent events.  We go over the most recent western road trip. Spoiler alert, the results resemble a Meat Loaf song.

Our weekly farm report from the Bears is next courtesy of Don Mclaren. The roller coaster season for them continues.

We wrap up this week's show with another set of our Holiday Shoutouts to some of our loyal listeners.  Some of them are also feeling the burn from the week's misadventures and are none too shy about sharing their feelings on it!

Be sure to catch Anna for #CapsTalk every Monday evening live at 7 pm on the Sports on the Hill Podcast via TRURadio. Robbie Gross and Carroll Porter III have the latest goods on the Redskins, Wizards, Mystics, Valor (and of course the Caps!) and so much more!

Please visit our show's Facebook page and become a member today to receive updates about the show as well as breaking Caps' news. Elliot Thomas did, all the way from Swansea, Wales UK!

Wanted to end this week's notes with another reminder to please donate to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign.  In memory of Rebekka Thomas.

 

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Recorded Dec. 3, 2018

Thus endeth the winning streak.  With a thud.

Anna and I recap the latest week's on-ice doings by Our Washington Capitals.  We talk about what went right...and, sadly, what went wrong in the loss in Sunday's game against Anaheim.  (Might want to start calling them Anna-heim since she was in attendance and the Caps lost? ;)

We conclude this episode's ramblings and grumbles with the first of our Holiday Shoutouts beginning with a few of our loyal listeners.  Including one who's had a tough go of it recently but we know he'll bounce back!

Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish listeners!

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November 27, 2018

Show #86—Back to Winning

Recorded Nov. 26, 2018

It's called a winning streak.  It's happened before.  And it's happening now for Our Washington Capitals.

Anna and I go over this past glorious week that was for the team. SPOILER ALERT---we discuss at length and with some detail the player with the most impact (yes literally and figuratively) on the ice...Tom Wilson.  

You were expecting Alex Chiasson?

Anna poses an interesting question about the success of the team which merits some debate.  Can the Caps keep this thing going while Lord knows how long two of its top stars will be out?

Our customary farm report from Don comes next.  Another up and down week for the Bears it seems. Tune in for a bit of a twist in this week's report involving a certain already mentioned player and his girlfriend who has athletic creds of her own.

We close with a shout to Sonia Kendall of the Washington Capitals Hockey Fans Facebook Page who made a keen observation during the week and its meaning.  And no, it is not about THIS GUY.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Rebekka (Bekka) Thomas.

My personal dedication to her begins at 59:45 of this episode. I will apologize in advance for the rambling. Unfortunately we have no word on funeral arrangements or anything of that nature at this time.

To honor her service as a United States Marine, we at the Powerplay Point Podcast ask that you donate to the Toys for Tots campaign.

Bless you Bekka Thomas, you will never be forgotten.

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Recorded Nov. 19, 2018

Anna and I recap the past week's on-ice action for Our Washington Capitals...

Welcome Back Tom Wilson!  Not that the NHL necessarily wants you back as evidenced by the ridiculous penalty you got in your first game back.  First time I've ever seen a penalty for scoring a goal in my many years of watching hockey!

The League's ridiculousness continues on in the rest of the road trip but fear not...it doesn't escape the microscope that is this podcast! The final game of course happened to be against an old friend...entschuldigung leider nicht, Philipp.

We wind up this episode with the most recent Farm Report from listener Don Maclaren, who, in addition to his information has an interesting tie-in to recent Caps events.  Stay tuned!

NOTE: Once again I feel the need to apologize for the ongoing audio issues, these will be rectified for next week's episode for sure.  Thanks to you the listener for putting up with us!

 

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Recorded  Nov. 12, 2018

Our Washington Capitals' home stand ends....with a thud.  Home cooking as it turns out is not always good.

Anna and I recap the past week's action winding up the home stand. It is clear that the lines need further adjusting and the Special Teams need a classic butt kicking based on the results of the past few games.  A similar approach may be required for my laptop.

The good---Jakub Vrana (teacher's pet) and Travis Boyd seem to have bounced back.  So it can be said that the kids are all right.  Well some of them anyway.

Speaking of the younger folk, the Farm report features a spotlight on two up and coming players in Hershey that will have new opportunities now that call ups have been made due to recent injuries on the Caps' blueline corps.

Our apologies if the audio quality is not up to par, inquiries are being made to improvements. As always donations are greatly appreciated to assist with equipment upgrades.

 

Anna-noyance meter: buried the needle

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Recorded Nov. 5, 2018

Anna and I get back to basics in this episode.  As only 2 games were played in the week previous due to the NHL's perpetually perplexing scheduling the recaps will be brief.  They will also be entertaining and meaningful.  Basically we both agree :0  that there isn't much to worry about and that Our Washington Capitals will eventually find their way back to being much more consistent.

For fans of Anna--there is a major hint drop of a holiday gift she would VERY much be interested in....

Also, be sure to catch her for Caps talk live Mondays at 7 pm on the Sports on the Hill Podcast with Carroll and Robbie.

Tacked on to the end is the Chocolate Soldiers report with information provided by listener Don Mclaren.

Also: a reminder for listeners in the USA to do their civic duty and go out and VOTE!

Last but not least a reminder that November is Hockey Fights Cancer month.  Please visit shop.nhl.com for related merchandise, all proceeds going to cancer research.

Please remember to write a review on iTunes and become a member at our Facebook page:

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Anna-noyance meter: 8.4

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November 1, 2018

Show #82—Halloween Hellos

Recorded Oct. 30, 2018

In this call-in edition of the show Anna and I go over the week that was but not before a heartfelt message about the latest tragedies both here and in Pittsburgh.  Our hearts are with the victims in Pittsburgh as well as with Linda Laughlin.

Guests Rashelle Wilcox (who talks about her eventful trip to see the Caps in Vancouver) as well as Fletch (not Chevy Chase) call in to provide their unique perspectives on the Caps.  I think you will enjoy what they both have to offer.

NOTE: we were also scheduled to have listener Don Maclaren on with the Hershey report but could not get the content on due to unforeseen circumstances.

Anna-noyance meter: she gets a pass because she's still sick :(

 

 

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Recorded Oct. 23, 2018

Anna and I are each under the weather so our apologies...

Thanks to all who gave their time to answer our call to send reviews to Apple Podcasts as we are now 9 reviews strong all at 5.0!

Anna and I tried to keep this short given our health issues....and you see how well THAT worked out.  We go over the ins and outs of the three games played and focus on a few players who may or may not be deserving of ice time (spoiler alert if you like Bingo, 79 is good, 65 not so much).

Thanks to listener Don Maclaren we stumble into our first attempt to cover how things are going in Chocolate Town. Don was gracious enough to provide his report from the last several games' worth of action from the Bears...due to time constraints however I'm not sure we did it justice.  But we do hope to make it a regular part of the show.

Special thanks also to Robbie Gross of the Sports On The Hill Podcast who graciously gave his time and efforts not only for a review but also to provide our quick link (see below).  Be sure to catch him, Carroll Porter III (and Anna for Caps talk) on their show covering all things DC Sports every Monday at 7 PM ET.

http://bit.ly/PowerPlayPointPodcast --show site

http://bit.ly/PowerPlayPPFB --  Facebook page

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Recorded Oct. 16, 2018

Don't let the title fool you...everyone stays fully clothed.

Anna and I discuss the recent goings on first off then on the ice with Our Washington Capitals.  The recent Dulles Expo yielded a good time for all who attended, especially my co-host who came away with some nice pics.  These can be seen at our Facebook page.

Then we get into some actual hockey.  It was an up and down week to say the least.  Game recaps along with our one-of-a-kind breakdown of the action. Plus a quick preview of the next few games.

And for those interested, yes there is a game-within-the-podcast.  Play along with your beverage of choice!

Anna-noyance meter: 6.4

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Recorded Oct. 9, 2018

Anna and go live through Uberconference to take YOUR calls in our ongoing effort to make YOU the Caps fan the star!

But first we discuss what was a disastrous (not for me) and disappointing (again not for me) visit to see Lord Stanley's Cup in good old Hershey, PA. OK so for me there was some bad and even ugly....but not where it mattered most.

Phone lines opened with most of that story told when Anna's good friend and Caps' fan Rachelle Wilcox callss in and shares her timely observations on a variety of topics including: 

The Tom Wilson suspension

The Lars Eller mugging by Ratface Marchand

The Banner Raising on Opening Night

And finally I close the episode with a request for good vibes for an ailing fellow Caps fan, Rebekka Thomas.  This tough young lady has been through a lot in recent months and her health has suffered because of it. But not being one to need pity, she only needs the positive energy as we at the PPP can provide...so let's show her that real Caps fans stick together!

 

 

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