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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 Oct. 11, 2020

Anna and I go over the goings-on that occurred with the Caps' Draft picks in the Entry Draft as well as all the Free Agent signings in the past week. Focus will be why the team's #1 pick has a good chance to make a strong impact on the Caps' fortunes in the near future.

We close with some parting words for Braden Holtby, he of The Save which helped bring the Cup to the DMV 2 years ago. Treat him well Vancouver, you've got a good one!

Hopefully it won't take as long for the NHL to decide when to start playing again but until then all of us here at the PPP would like to thank all of our listeners for sticking with us.  We promise to be back very very soon wherever there is news about Our Caps.

 

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September 6, 2020

Short shift Sep 6, 2020

My solo take on the Caps coaching interviewees....

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Recorded August 23, 2020

It hurts to say it, read it or type it but no matter how you look at it there is no more Caps hockey for this season....

Anna and I talk about (at the time of the recording at least) the recent event of Todd Reirden's firing. I go over what went wrong while Anna eloquently grumbles....

We also go over some very big questions/decisions facing our Caps this offseason, however long it may be.  Yes Braden Holtby is one of them.  No we don't have any idea if he will be back. Yes I have an idea for a backup.....oops....

We at the PPP would like to thank each and every one of our listeners for giving us their time.  Thanks for keeping the faith.  If I forgot to mention you during the episode, my deepest apologies.

As always we are open to suggestions, comments and questions for the show. Keep in touch!

Twitter: @blueliner98 or @Aknox49

or join Our Facebook Page today!   LET'S GO CAPS!!!!

 

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Recorded August 16, 2020

Well our Caps are on the brink, and nobody here at the PPP is happy about it. And because we're not happy about it, we go on a rant like you cannot believe.

Okay maybe you can believe it but you're probably not going to like a lot of what we say if you're used to us being positive.  But we're both longtime fans.  And you have your voice too and we're happy to hear any feedback you have. Always. Because we are here for you,

We're not giving up.  But it doesn't look good, listeners.  See you next week.  Hoping wishing and praying for a 3-3 split by then.....

 

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Recorded August 9, 2020

Robbie Gross of the Sports on the Hill Podcast  joins us for a special Zoom video conference broadcast.  On this edition, the three of us gather to recap the end of the Qualifying Round of the 2020 postseason.

After going over the results of the three Round Robin games, we go into a preview of the first round.  The opponent?  Our old friend Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders.

You can catch the full video on Our Facebook Show Page 

Also, be sure to catch the Sports on the Hill Podcast on both Facebook Live and the TRU radio network Sunday nights at 7pm. Featuring Anna Knox with Caps Talk.

 

The playoffs are finally here.  It's real.

 

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Recorded August 2, 2020

 

Our first full fledged episode with hockey action begins with a thanks to several of our loyal listeners who helped keep the home fires going during the lull.

 

We then go into a recap of the Exhibition game against Carolina.  Anna and I go over a thorough evaluation both the game and the team's overall performance.

 

And due to the talents of a certain podcast duo, we may have managed to have invented a new Caps based bar drink. Or have we?

 

Our next episode will most likely be later than usual due to the final Round Robin game not taking place until next Sunday,  Stay tuned!

 

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Recorded July 26, 2020

 

We are back because so, apparently, is NHL hockey.  Anna and I share our concerns about hockey under COVID.  But before that I share my dedication to another sport that athletes, and in particular hockey players know all about this time of year.

 

Yeah I'll warn you all now...I'm going to be THAT guy. Not that I'm not glad to have hockey back but the NHL's handling smacks of a government operation.  I'll tell you all about it.

 

Finally Anna and I go over 3 keys (plus one) to the Caps' playoff success. Yes the goalie mix is involved.  Yes we talk about Ilya Samsonov.  No we don't know how/what his injury is.  And we probably never will.  Enjoy!

 

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Recorded June 9, 2020

My sincerest apologies for the lateness of this posting...

Recent events have shown that there are things more important than Caps hockey.  This podcast episode talks about two of those events. The first of which of course have to do with the racial conflicts touched off by George Floyd's murder. Friend of the show and fellow Caps fan Stewart Small takes the reins and leads both Anna and I in an honest and hopefully thought provoking discussion about race relations and what can be learned from recent events so that there may be a chance they are not repeated. Both Stewart and Anna share very intensely personal stories about their experiences as both witnesses and victims of racism.

In a transitional segment yes, we actually discuss some hockey.  Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play plan is underway and already the seeds have been planted.  Also Anna and I discuss the nomination of Michal Kempny for the Bill Masterton Memorial trophy.

Finally we celebrate the life of fellow Caps fan Frank Kirchner. We honor his memory and his life with this segment as best we can. He was a great fan but an even better man. We wish his loved ones well and offer our deepest condolences to them.  The dedication to Frank begins at 1:13:30 of this episode for all of out non hockey friends who knew and loved him.

Hope this isn't too serious of an episode, but it had to be done.  One day soon hockey will return to try and provide a bit of relief...

 

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Recorded May 25, 2020

The Mermaid is back! But what about hockey?

Before the discussion, I take time to publicly thank those who purchased a handmade mask made by Mrs. Blueliner.

It's been announced that the NHL is planning on moving on to "Phase 2"....whatever that means.  We discuss this plus the intended, but not official, playoff format and how it may affect the Caps.

Remember those who have fallen....

NOTE---this episode had already been recorded at the time of the NHL Commissioner's announcement.  Be assured we will discuss this and other developments on nest week's show!

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Recorded May 17, 2020

Anna has hit the road!  But just for this week.

Filling in is my lovely wife Jennie who stirs things up in our two main topics for the week: what makes championship caliber Stanley Cup team and how the restart of the season, if there is one, should be handled.  

Jennie for those not familiar is the creator of the Caps masks made available at our show page. She has more information to their future availability.

Speaking of masks finally we are announcing the winner of the Blueliner autographed mask auction--loyal listener Eric Hayes. Tune in for the special announcement which includes the charity to benefit.  HINT--think heroes.

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