Category Archives: Capitals

It Appears The Caps Are Buyers, Not Sellers, At The Trade Deadline

In advance of tomorrow’s trade deadline, the Caps have acquired lefty forward Dustin Penner from the Ducks for a fourth-rounder.


Reaction from the Caps Twittersphere:

Mike Wise: Trade Mike Green

The Post’s Caps coverage is an ongoing debate, one that’s sure to be stirred by Mike Wise’s latest column:

It feels like it’s time to break up the nucleus, to shake up a roster with just three players not under contract for next season. It can only happen through a substantial trade, and that is why it is time for Mike Green to go.

Provocative! Russian Machine has the rebuttal:

Trading Green will solve exactly none of [the team's myriad] problems. It will just introduce more.

For the final word, my spirit leader for all things Caps, @japersrink:

DMV: Tom Wilson’s Not So Tough

Eight-year-old got to skate with the Caps and KO Tom Wilson. [RMNB]

For a look at Wilson’s true fight skills, see him vs. Toronto. [RMNB]

Caps lost in the shootout to Buffalo, which isn’t good. [Japers' Rink]

Ryan Miller made a ridiculous super-save in the process. [For The Win]

Skins personnel man Morocco Brown is up for the Bucs GM job. [TWT]

Kyle Shanahan interviewed for Dolphins offensive coordinator. [TWT]

49ers reportedly irked by Skins jerking their coaches around. [Insider]

There’s a case to be made for Jan Vesely, starter. [Bullets Forever]

The Phone Booth had a leak in the roof Saturday night. Wiz! [FTW]

Terps get blown out by FSU, are not in a good way. [Testudo Times]

Georgetown beat Butler in its “most thrilling game.” [Casual Hoya]

Maryland’s 2013 football season was a success, barely. [Testudo]

DMV: Tom Wilson Goes Lex Lugar On Flyers

Tom Wilson’s big hit starts brawl, and oh yeah Caps lose. [JR]

Oates doesn’t even think the Wilson hit deserves a penalty. [RMNB]

The RG3/Shanahan/Snyder drama has derailed, involves Waco. [Bog]

Kirk Cousins to the Browns? Peter King says it could happen. [MMQB]

Hoyas survive matchup with hot-shooting Elon. That’s good, right? [CH]

Will the Wizards make another trade? Maybe Ariza? [Bullets Forever]

DMV: Caps Made A Xmas Video

Happy holidays from Christmas sweater-wearing goofball Caps. [RMNB]

Mike Green had 18 penalty minutes the other night. Eighteen! [Bog]

Shanny has burned through QBs, and this doesn’t include JC. [Bog]

Jake Plummer has good perspective on Shanny-RGIII. [USAT Sports]

Vinny Cerrato suggests Snyder should hire Hue Jackson as HC. [Bog]

Jordan Reed may miss his fourth straight with a concussion. [Keim]

After trading closer to OAK, O’s may sign OAK’s closer. [O's Insider]

The O’s need to start spending if they want to win. [USAT Sports]

Dez Wells went off last night to get Maryland a win at BC. [Testudo]

Your unofficial list of JMU head football coach candidates. [JMUSB]

Some local beermakers got into it over a naming issue. [DCist]

It’s Academic host Mac McGarry died yesterday at 87. [City Desk]

An Ovechtrick For The Ages

Alex Ovechkin scored four goals in one game last night for the third time in his career and first time in nearly six years. The fourth goal tied it up with 32 seconds remaining, too, propelling the Caps to a 6-5 overtime shootout win. Here he is afterward, in a timeless photo that I just love.

Links from the four-goal game:

– video of all four goals [Caps Insider]
– epic celebration GIFs [Russian Machine]
– John Walton’s awesome call [Caps Voice]