2024-06-14 11:47 AM

Picking Splinters: ‘There’s No Time Like the Present’

I know we’re already a game into the Stanley Cup Playoffs (due to deadlines, the results of Wednesday’s opener against the Rangers were not available), but the lessons from the regular season and last year’s heartbreaking opening series against the Flyers still have plenty of time to be applied.

PHOTO GALLERY: Caps’ Ovechkin Skates in Arlington


After hosting an on-ice fantasy training session, featuring skating drills and insider tips, Washington Capitals hockey player Alexander Ovechkin signed autographs for children active in the Fort Dupont Hockey Program. More than 15 kids participated in the event, held last Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Kettler Ice Rink in Arlington, Va. Following the lesson, Ovechkin […]

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.

Feeling the Draft

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As Ovechkin's Monster Season Continues, Two Other Picks From the First Round of the 2004 Are Helping Resurrect the Caps Blue  Line and The Team's Chances in the Southeast Division. Since the Washington Capitals selected Alexander Ovechkin with the first pick in the 2004 draft, the sensational Russian's list of achievements has been flat out […]

Picking Splinters: Take a Bow, Ted

It may not have been easy, but it would have been rational for Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis to shy away from the record-setting 13-year, $124 million contract just given to Alexander Ovechkin.