Roundtable April 27th

Who looked the best in round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Peter Fiorentino: Blues. I don’t care if it went 7, it shows a tremendous amount of heart to beat the Hawks, and Brian Elliot looked really good. Jamey Schilling: The Pittsburgh Penguins. Even without their starting goalie the Pens looked like a team a dangerous team. Any one who

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2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Better than Opening Day and Super Bowl Sunday… combined. Okay…maybe not that drastic. Nonetheless, it’s time for 16 of the National Hockey League’s best teams to square off against one another in the battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup. For some teams, the next couple of  months are an experience with which they are

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Alexander Ovechkin: Confident or Stupid?

He has been called many things. Great. Confident. Bruising. Deadly. Even masterful. But stupid? That’s a new one. After some of his words on the series against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, I wondered if this adjective is fitting. There’s a fine line between stupid and confident, and it appears as though Ovechkin and his guarantee

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The 10 Signs You’re a Washington Capitals Fan

by Jamey Schilling What does the Titanic have in common with the Capitals in the Playoffs? They both look good until they hit the ice! It’s true the Capitals have had a rough few years, and after missing the playoffs this past season, all Caps fans are praying for “The Great 8” to lead us back into the postseason. Despite

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NHL Season Preview: Metropolitan Division

By Quinn Matheis Only in hockey would a conference be named something as complicated and sophisticated as “metropolitan”, then ask everyone in it to go beat each other up in pads with a puck somewhere in the arena. In reality the Metropolitan always tends to be where a lot of crazy endgame hockey gravitates to.  Philly gives us a fun

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Winners and Losers: How the Olympic Break Will Help or Hurt NHL Teams

By Wesley Uhler Olympic hockey is a beautiful thing. It turns teammates into rivals, average fans into diehard supporters, and increases hockey viewership and interest around the world. The past Winter Games  taught us that, when Canada beat the United States in overtime. While Olympic hockey is one of the most compelling sporting events in the world, it can unfortunately

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