Thursday, October 1, 2009

Time to Drop the Puck: It's Caps Hockey Time

Hard to believe but hockey season begins tonight. For the Caps, with a horrible Game 7 loss to the Pens in the Eastern Conference semis last May behind them (but not forgotten) and some off season enhancements, expectations are high. Some interesting questions to ponder:
  • Goaltending: Will Jose Theodore return to the more high caliber player he was earlier in his career? Or will we get to see exciting sensation Semyon Varlamov become the day-to-day starter?
  • Mike Green: Can he return to his 2008-09 regular season form that scored 31 goals, had 42 assists and achieved a +/- of +24?
  • Crowding the Crease: Will the addition of Mike Knuble add one of the final links to the puzzle that will bring the Cup to DC?

Only time will tell and it's a long season. Every Caps fan -- and every DC sports fan for that matter -- should be excited. Time to Rock the Red! Let's go Caps! Prediction for tonight: Caps - 2; B's - 1


  1. Oh boy, must be nice to play in the weakest division in the NHL which inflates your point total and makes it seem like you're better than you truly are. While picking-up Knuble was a great move, the Caps still lack solid depth this year. You'll finish second to the Bruins again, but only because of your joke schedule.

  2. Chad, Chad, Chad:

    Two questions for you:

    Who beat the B's in the playoffs last year? The Carolina Hurricanes and they are in the Caps' Division.

    What was the score last night in Boston?
    Caps 4; B's: 1

    Enough said.