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June 27, 2017

Show #38 Schmidt Happens

We lament (partially in jest) the departure of #88 from the Capitals lineup.  Also some good news with 2 key FA signings.  Musings over what to do next in Caps land....

Kind of a short one here, sorry if this one was a bit rushed, way to much life bullSchmidt getting in the way...

 

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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. B....love you with all my heart and soul.

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

Enjoy!

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May 31, 2017

short shift #1

Have not forgotten all ye few but faithful....

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Cathartic last episode, now we all need to move on as Caps fans. At least some of us will anyway, those who are still pining over a certain Predators' forward who was once Capitals' property would beg to differ.

Just my effors in trying to send good vibes...support your local Caps podcast if you please.

Thanks for listening!

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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....

 

 

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Welcome Caps fans!

Naturally we'll discuss not-so-Caps news for the first half.  But these are important to hockey.  Plus how could I pass up a chance to make fun of the Commissioner? Also, a triumph for women's hockey in the USA.  And the misadventures of a hated rival.

In Caps news, we go over the current road trip and what to look for in tonight's game. Plus kudos to an unsung Swede who's earned a moment in the NHL spotlight for a week...no, not the one you're thinking of.  Plus could it be goodbye for our beloved backup?

Enjoy!

 

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