Tag:Stanley Cup playoffs
Posted on: May 23, 2012 5:06 pm
 

MUST find time for this place...lol

     You know, sometimes even I forget I have this blog...Laughing
     Now, having said that, let me get to the business at hand. Namely, so much has gone down since the last entry here.
     Who figured, for example, that the Capitals would've gotten to the 2nd round in the Stanley Cup playoffs (let alone make the playoffs)? Or that they would take the defending champion Bruins to 7 games (and win), and then take the Rangers to 7 games (and lose)? I gotta tell you all, it was fun to watch...and also nerve-wracking!!Yell
     And yet, Dale Hunter decided to walk away from this. But I can't really blame him, though. What with owning the London Knights (along w/his family), that's far more secure than  coaching the Caps. Still...
     Moving along...the Redskins have Robert Griffin III now. Our savior at QB is here, ladies and gentlemen. That's all I need to say on that topic.
     But the real surprise as far as D.C. sports go has to be...the NATIONALS?? Believe it or not, yes...and oh, btw, Bryce Harper is real. Sure, he'll make mistakes in the outfield from time to time--but that's because he feels he has to go out and win gamws all by his lonesome. Soon as he realizes he has teammates who's got his back, he'll settle down.
     Nats in 1st place. Damn good feeling, let me tell you.
     Anyway, you can follow me at these places: http://twitter.com/gonastynats (or @gonastynats), www.youtube.com/user/TheRealDCSport
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     I think that covers it all...till the next time I think about writing here, that is.Undecided

Posted on: May 1, 2010 6:16 pm
 

Yet ANOTHER disappointment from the Capitals...

     I could understand the Capitals losing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, if it had come in the finals against a good team (be it the Sharks or Blackhawks). I could've even have handled the Bruins beating us in the Eastern Conference finals.
     But lose to Montreal?? In the FIRST ROUND? Leading 3 games to 1?Surprised Talk about the French (in 1940) bending over...
     Everybody (and by everybody, I mean sports talk radio in D.C.) has tried to make comparisons to this debacle. I can't come up with one, to be honest. Then again, I had to watch this collapse on TV.Frown Hoo boy.
     The entire season, a complete waste. Thanks for nothing, Boudreau!!Yell Now I have to put up with stupid-a*s*s Penguins fans on YouTube (again) calling me vile names...Cry
     Thank God the Nationals are giving me hope...and this before Stephen Strasburg shows up!! I was there for his pro debut for Harrisburg (@ Altoona), and he didn't disappoint!!Smile Now it's only a matter of time before everyone in Washington gets to enjoy what I did.
     Then again, what the Nats did in April is pretty damned enjoyable...lol

Posted on: April 27, 2010 4:38 pm
 

Double standard? Hypocrisy? Makes one wonder...

     The one time I actually listen to LaVar Arrington's radio show, and they hit on a topic worthy of my coming back to blogging here.Tongue out
     And wouldn't you know, it involves Dan Snyder (indirectly)...
     Here's what it's about: apparently last night, after the Capitals all but bent over for the Canadiens to bring about a Game 7 in their Stanley Cup playoff series, the message boards on the Caps' website shut down. The explanation came this afternoon from the Caps' PR people, that (perhaps) threats were made against either players/coaches/fans. (Take your pick.)
     Having done enough contributing across the Internet, I know what is and isn't allowed on boards/chat rooms/etc. So I can see where the Caps could shut down the board. But here's why I'm writing this piece...
     The question was posed on LaVar's show today: if it were the Redskins shutting down their board(s) in a similar situation, would we make a big deal of this?Surprised Damn right we would...and here's why...
     There are sports owners who are in it for the money, and who have NEVER given a rat's a*s*s about the fans. (Dan Snyder, anyone?Money mouth) And then there are those owners who are what I would call "fan-oriented" owners...who care about what the fans think. Ted Leonsis is in the second category, no doubt. Shutting down the Caps' message board in the long run, may have been a good idea.
     (BTW, let me offer thanks to the Pollin family for finally selling controlling interest in the Wizards to Ted. 3 years from now, the Wiz will be the 3rd-hottest sports ticket in D.C.--after the Caps and Nationals. Trust me on this one, gang.Wink)
     But I started this blog by mentioning the "Prima Danna", didn't I? Well, if you looked up at the previous statement, you'll see I point out where the Redskins stand (at the moment) as far as respect in the D.C. sports scene. All because Dan Snyder has a major-league bug up his a*s*s about Jack Kent Cooke's legacy (and the 3 Lombardi Trophies @ Redskins Park)...Yell
     Taking JKC's name off the stadium he built, and then firing Frank Herzog (the longtime radio voice of the Skins), was enough to turn me against Snyder. I won't go into the product (???) he put out on the field the last 10+ years, believe me. But my point is, there are still Redskins fans mad enough to want to line the "Prima Danna" up against the wall and shoot his pathetic a*s*s.
     (I'm sorely tempted at times...Laughing)
     So I have a question to ask of all of you: at what point did/do you lose respect for your team(s)?? (And yes, I'll even let the CBSSports.com people chime in on this, too!!) Just curiosity, is all...

 
 
 
 
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