2024-05-20 1:54 AM

Picking Splinters: Caps’ Climb Isn’t Over Yet

Tuesday night’s road win over the Nashville Predators finally got the Washington Capitals off of their four-game losing streak, but the Capitals need to continue to improve in some areas in order to maintain or improve their position in the Eastern Conference Standings.

Picking Splinters: Caps’ Crunch Time

Clad in red, rocking Mohawks and still buzzing about last Friday’s fantastic finish, one in which likely MVP Alex Ovechkin stole a Game One win off the sticks of the Philadelphia Flyers, the rejuvenated Caps fans were eager to see their equally reborn team continue their spate of success on Sunday.

Picking Splinters: Leonsis’s Vision

I suppose I shouldn't be as surprised as I am. After all, you don't become an entrepreneurial mogul with seriously flawed foresight. However, I never, ever, ever expected Washington Capitals' owner Ted Leonsis's rose-colored prognostications regarding his team to play out in such grand fashion.

Capitals Turn Kettler Into Community Complex

A YOUTH HOCKEY TEAM SKATES at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. School and community teams have clamored to use the newly opened rink, the first inside the Virginia half of the Beltway. (Photo: News-Press)

School and Community Teams, Skaters of All Skills and Ages Take Advantage of Area's Newest RinkDuring the original formative stages of the Kettler Capitals Ice Rink, developers intended on designing a building in Ballston that would serve as a first-rate practice facility for D.C.'s NHL franchise, the Washington Capitals.

Picking Splinters: Caps Off to McPhee

At roughly 12 p.m. Tuesday, this column looked very different. Under the assumption that the Washington Capitals would likely sit idle as Tuesday's NHL trade deadline passed, I had already outlined my disappointment that there would be no additions to a team that sat just five points out of the third seed in the Eastern […]

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In Year Two of Washington’s Reboot, Ownership Sets a Goal of Playoffs, but Expects Only Progress This is not the year. To most fans of the rebuilding Washington Capitals, the lack of playoff expectations hardly comes as a surprise. And while the lowered expectations were never openly voiced during the Caps’ media day on Tuesday […]