October 20, 2011


The Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers met on Thursday in what was easily the premier NHL matchup of the night.  The Flyers which are being led by the likes of Claude Giroux were to be Washington's first true test of 2011-2012.  We expected a tight game but to our surprise the Capitals  ran over Philadelphia by a final score of 5-2.  Washington's offence was on fire and everyone chipped in including Ovechkin who is the team's Mr.Hockey. As Ovie goes so do the Capitals and right now it looks like both number 8 and the entire Capitals' squad are out to prove that they can dominate the league in 2011-2012.

The Washington Capitals are our favourite to take the Stanley Cup for this new NHL season.  The team is seasoned and they have made valuable additions to the defensive core with Roman Hamrlik and a newly healthy Dennis Wideman.  These two veterans are playing on the blue line alongside the likes of Mike Green; a superstar in the making. This new defensive focus could prove to be a decisive factor in Washington's race to the top.  The young snipers on the Capitals squad can attack almost at will without having to worry much about back checking.  This was an issue last year for coach Boudreau.  The Caps coach has always had issues getting some of his European players to play two way hockey.     

Whatever happens from week to week with Washington; we feel confident in telling you that you need to get your Caps jersey now and get on the band wagon.  These guys are headed to the Stanley Cup final and we are convinced they will take the whole shooting match.  Go Caps Go !!

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