Archive for the 'Hockey' Category

Show #37—Waiting ’til Next Year

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Back from the wasting disease, or well...a really bad cold anyway.

The centerpiece of this episode will be the evaluation of this most recent Capitals' playoff failure contained in Ed Frankovic's season ending article. I will point out where we agree and where we don't. Hint--there's not a lot he gets wrong!

Of course before that I'll discuss the end of this year's NHL season as a whole, spoiler alert...the bad guys won again...

Included in that are my grumblings about how the game has been presented both locally and nationally and why I might not be watching them as much.

A roll call of sorts to the men and women, various Caps fans that I have had the pleasure of corresponding and spending time with...didn't forget you, Mrs. you with all my heart and soul.

Stick around for my customary Easter egg which is another quick trip back in Caps' history.



Show #35—Window Supported by Mac….

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Hello elimination my old friend.....

The is the dreaded Post Mortem episode for 2017. A long, agonizing bit of reflection on what went wrong, what could have been and what should be in the year that was supposed to be but wasn't.

Possibilities for who leaves and who stays in the upcoming offseason of uncertainty.

Also, a note to Penguins fans. Don't be so proud. Because you shouldn't be.

And my thanks to all Caps fans/friends both old and new.  

NOTE--special recognition to Robbie Gross whom I unfortunately forgot to mention in my thanks towards the end of the episode. Thanks Robbie for being a true inspiration!

We will be back....Caps and their fans are here to stay.



Show #34 Special Edition: Shoot Down Them Flightless Birds!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Need a little excitement? 

Watch a Washington Capitals playoff game!

Many aspects to be covered regarding the progess of this latest series against the Soreheads from Steeltown.  Offense, defense goaltending, we cover it all.

Oh yeah that thing that happened with that Crosby guy and all the junk that goes with it.

Several fans' input into the situation---nice to have fans.

Buckle up and bring plenty of Xanax and Zantac.  You're going to need it!


Show #33 On to Round 2 (and don’t it feel good!!)

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Leaving Toronto in the old rear view!

In this episode we discuss that which obviously went right, and that which went wrong in the first round series against the Leafs.  Also, a player by player evaluation through the whole roster.

Also the final verdict on Schmidt vs. Alzner.  Plus a final, ehh, gesture to the Canadian hockey media.

Penguins, the Caps are coming, and they're playing to win.





Show #32–Blowing the Leafs

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Ok. Here. We. Are.  Again.

I know it looks bad, but....

Four scores and seven periods ago....

Don't fire 'til you see the whites of their jerseys...?

Look, if you want panic go somewhere else. That said this will be one Caps fan that isn't taking the progress (or lack thereof) in this series lightly. There's no need for a rallying cry just yet, it's only been 3 games.

We will discuss what has gone right so far (not a lot) and what has gone wrong (a lot). Some expert opinion on one of the main causes for how this series has gone.  And of course, why it's not a bad idea to keep the faith.





Show #31—Pop the Spring and Jerk the Curtain, the Caps have arrived at the 2017 Playoffs!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Well here we are.  Finally.

A brief-as-I-can-make-it preview of the other seven series.

And how I believe the series against the Maple Leafs will go.  What to look for, who to listen to and MOST importantly who NOT to listen to.

This is it Caps fans.  Cheer your loudest, do whatever it is you have to do.

Because it begins now.

Well, Thursday night more accurately but you get the point....




Show #28—ANGRY ROBOTS!!!!

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen Our Washington Capitals have done it again.  They went out last night and laid an egg of a game.  Because they had no heart.  Because they didn't feel like playing like they wanted to.

Needless to say I am not happy about it. And when I'm not happy I like to let the world know about it.

Also, I kinda need some downloads stats uppped my way or at least some kindly donations.  Anything O ye few but faithful decide to do is fine by me.






Show #27—Special Edition: Beam me up Shattenkirk!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Back from hiatus and it feels so mediocre.  Doing this one off the cuff (how else?) and my apologies for not getting out there ssoner.  So we all know what happened, the question is this---does this deal finally put our belved Caps over the top?  That question and others to be answered. Hopefully.


Show #26 OPENING NIGHT 2016-17!!!!!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016


of the NHL....

Yes what a long strange journey it's been.  And speaking of journeys Our Washington Capitals are one one right now. So yes there will be a brief history of NHL and a rallying cry to go forth to 2017 with nothing less than Frederick Arthur's Chalice in hand when it's all over.

But not without some groveling and begging first.

Confused?  You might be after this newest episode.

Show #25 You Have Chosen Wisely

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Beware the False Grail!

On this my 25th episode I spend approximately 25 minutes putting to shame the NHL's latest attempt to sully the sport of hockey.  Will they never learn?  But if you're Jonesing for real hockey and aren't we all, I have something of a preview for the upcoming season.  Some thoughts as well on our as yet final unsigned free agent...hope he comes home soon.