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Washington Capitals grumblings and other good stuff about hockey! If you’re a Caps fan, long time or new, Powerplay Point has something for you!

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Recorded April 29, 2019

It will not be back to back....and it sucks.

Anna and I along with Special Guest Star Christian Levesque, our one and only Consigliere gather together to close the curtain on the season that was 2018-19.

The discussion centers around a question posed by longtime listener Kevin Simmons who helps us ponder what is to be with next year's roster. And as always there's some agreements, some disagreements...and always good discussion. What went right, and what went not so right...

We close (after the sign-off) with messages from several special fans (in order of play: Josh Kirby, Sonia Kendall, Ron Diehl, Lisa Desabrais, and a very special fan who has the last word for 2019).

As was said in a tweet by the Stanley Cup himself and itself to our Captain..."It's not goodbye...it's see you later."

Until training camp in September...thanks for listening!

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Recorded April 19, 2019

Anna and I are providing this Special Edition of the show to serve as a preview for tomorrow night's Game 5 of the Capitals' Metropolitan Division semifinal against the Bunch of Jerks.

The first part is devoted to being a guide for the remainder of the series.  What to look for, how the Caps can succeed and most importantly how to get the momentum of the series back ASAP.

The second part is nothing more than another old fashioned dustup between yours truly and the Mermaid herself. This one is about the coaching and neither of us pulls any punches.

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Recorded  April 15, 2019

I am no Mermaid. But my co host is.

We gather again to go over Games 1 and 2 in the Washington Capitals First Round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes.  What was good, what was bad, what was mediocre.  All of it, no stone unturned.  Well maybe some anyway. After all it's only an hour show.

We end the show on a high by celebrating recent events including another title for the USA Women's hockey program as well as a special announcement about Heather Bingham.

As always, be sure to catch Anna on the Sports on the Hill Podcast for Caps talk in the first segment.

Download us, enjoy us and for the love of all that is Holtby, tell a Caps fan about us!

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Recorded April 9, 2019

It is that wonderful time of year again!  Cup Defense!

Anna and I welcome back our very own Consigliere the one and only Christian Levesque from the True Caps Fans Facebook room.  He provides his usual sage advice on what we can expect from this year's playoffs run.  You might be surprised by who he believes is this year's most important player on the team.

We also give a brief but interesting take on the other seven series in the First Round, Anna chimes in on a few favorites especially one in the West that's close to her heart.

Hard to believe it all started almost a year to the day exactly, but here we are!

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Recorded April 2, 2019

Blueliner's back baby!

Anna and I welcome back the always wonderful Robbie Gross from Sports On the Hill Podcast to discuss various topics concerning Caps' fans behavior.  This of course fueled by thee recent up-and-down play plus other recent events.

We end with a discussion about potential playoff opponents for the Caps now that they have clinched the right to defend the Cup.

Apologies for the sparse notes, it is after 10 pm as I am doing this.

You're welcome.

 

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Recorded March 25, 2019

Yours Truly the Blueliner OnPoint shall be riding (mostly) shotgun for this episode. Your host for this episode's dive into Caps' hockey talk will be none other than our own Mermaid, Anna Knox. We begin with a brief but heartfelt note acknowledging Josephine Laughlin's recent passing.

We will miss you Grandma Locker!

Takeover begins at 5:25.  The first guests, Nicole Giordano of PUCKERUpSports and Laura from The Big Stick sports bar in DC come on at 6 minutes in.

Next segment begins at 24:08 with Caps fans Rachelle Wilcox and Jennifer Hannebohn...be kind folks she's my wife!

Final segment begins at 38:08 featuring fans Lisa Desabrais and Fi MacKinnon, who calls in all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland UK! 

All these ladies share their insights on women's participation and the Caps recent play as well.  Take a listen to their interesting takes on what it means to be a Caps fan!

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Recorded March 18, 2019

Happy day after the day after St. Patrick's Day!

Anna and I get our Irish on (not really).  What we do get on about is the rocky road trip the Caps have been on.  As usual, in our own unique way we break down what went right and what went wrong in these past three games.  This includes a debate on tactics as well as an answer to the musical question---can one man break the momentum of an entire team?

Continuing our celebration of Womens' History Month, I go over a mini-recap of the NWHL Isobel Cup Final that was won by the Minnesota Whitecaps this past weekend.  We also give a quick preview of next week's All Women's Call-In Episode starring Anna and a collection of our always knowledgeable and passionate female fans...including a very special guest.

Be sure to catch Anna on the Sports on the Hill Podcast with Robbie Gross and Carroll Porter III as their Special Guest is Rockville, Md's own Olympic Gold medalist Haley Skarupa.

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Recorded March 11, 2019

Three more wins six more points and the win streak climbs to 7 games. Quite a birthday present, eh?  Anna and I go over all three games since last episode in painstaking and humorous detail as only we can.

In all seriousness we still find a few flaws with the team worth discussing. Because perfection is a fickle subtle thing and as elusive and holding a soap bubble.  Similar literary gems await those who listen.

So it's also that time again...if you're a fan of this podcast we could really use your help.  And that of course means donations of $$$.  OR $.  However much you can give we will definitely appreciate it.  Contact us at the our Facebook page and leave a message or email myself directly at glhallowed@yahoo.com for more information.  We have electronic payment options available including Paypal and Venmo if interested.

Enjoy!

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Recorded March 4, 2019

Three games, three wins, who could ask for more as a Caps fan? Two fans who explain it all, that's who.

As only we can do, Anna Knox and I go through the good and not so good in this past week's games.  Anna comes through with her usual stellar observations and discussion points, particularly about goalie positioning. Speaking of goalies, there's an ode (yes more poetry time!) about a certain goalie who cheated and got caught.

We close with a mention for a Caps Instagram account as well as an update on two particular Caps fans we have mentioned in the past.

In the coming weeks to honor Women's History Month we will have an all-female roundtable discussion. Those who wish to participate, please contact either Anna or myself or leave a message at our Facebook page.

 

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Recorded Feb. 25, 2019

I have returned!

And while I'm a year older and a week less sicker...the Caps quest to defend the Cup continues...

Anna surprises me with a Birthday gift, and we dash through the Caps' long six-game road trip.  Some good games, some bad.  All in all the Caps came out even Stephenson.

The NHL 2019 trade deadline came and went with the team making 2 deals, we go over the possible impact of both.  SPOILER ALERT---I'm not sure dealing for another ex-Penguin is going to strike lightning twice.

The second half of the episode is spent with Caps fan Stewart Small in honor of Black History Month.  He provides his most fascinating and unique perspective as an African-American Caps fan literally growing up with the team as a fan in DC.

Be sure to catch BOTH Anna and yours truly on the latest episode of Sports on the Hill Podcast this week.  Remember that Sports OTHP airs regularly on Facebook Live via the TRURadio network every Monday night at 7 pm.

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