Archive for the 'NHL' Category

Show #41: The Road Turns Bumpy

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Record Date: October 16, 2017

Anna and I are back for another week of Caps coverage, we take you though Week #2...and the Caps certainly played like a big pile of #2. 'Nuff said. Topics include the injury to Matt Niskanen, scenarios both long and short term for replacing him, potential solutions for the Defense and the team going forward as well as a look at the next 2 weeks' worth of scheduled games.

As always, Anna will be chiming (charming) in with her keen observations, thoughts and musings from her unique point of view...

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Show #40–Week 1 in the Books…for all time!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Recorded Oct. 10. 2017

Thanks to all our listeners!

Superfan Anna Knox joins me again for another round of Caps hockey talk at the Point...

This episode recaps the week that was including the historic exploits of the Great Eight totaling a 7 spot in his first two games. Plus Nate Walker's historic first game as an NHLer and a Cap. Whoooole lotta history going on!

We also discuss the first loss of the season against the Lightning and what went wrong. SPOILER ALERT: it wasn't the goaltending! Because Anna said so!

RIP Dave Strader (1955-2017) Don't forget this is Hockey Fights Cancer month.

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Show #39: New Season, New Beginnings

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Back(strom) for more!

We open the Caps's 44th season and the other half of the "we" is my good friend Anna Knox! She brings a fresh perspective and will share her thoughts and observations on our Caps starting here in this episode.  Also new this season to the show is the new intro/outro music supplied by guitar genius Joe McAllister AKA Slowey Joey.

Anna and I discuss the goings on during the preseason, how the roster is taking shape, etc.  There's also extended commentary about a certain player who will be starting the season in the press box thanks to the Department of Player Safety.  Plus an outlook on how the Caps will fare given all the new faces and the increased competition they will be up against this year.

To close, we will also give our opinions on a topic that has affected sports and now might show itself in the NHL--the National Anthem protests.

RIP Tom Petty  1950-2017

Thoughts. prayers and condolences to the victims of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas.....




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.