Wednesday, January 16, 2008

OK, Jokes Over. Where are the Real Capitals?

Ray Emery silently weeps.

What the hell is going on?

After tonight's 4-2 win in the Canadian capital, the team from America's capital moved to 4-0 against the Sens, winning the season series. Amazing. It's not so much that one team is dominating a season series as much as the fact that the Capitals are among the worst teams in the league, while the Senators are among the best. All four games were won in regulation to boot. Sure, the Sens are on a cold streak in general, but this is too much. Something smells fishy.

Could it another case of American imperialism abroad? Maybe.

Did the Capitals finally figure out how to disrupt the time space continuum in such a way that allows them complete and total control over a vastly superior team?* It's possible.

My conclusion -- Bruce Boudreau has developed some kind of Vulcan mind-meld to control opposing teams. He just hasn't learned to use it effectively on teams other than Ottawa yet.

No matter what the real reason is, kudos to the Caps for opening up a can on the Eastern Conference's best team.

(* - at least on paper, anyway)


  1. Ray Emery isn't weeping there, he's hypnotized! When will someone make him think he's a chicken?

  2. the caps had the 3rd most points in the NHL in the month of december right behind detroit and ottawa....they're a completely different team under their new coach and sure i'm biased, but i just don't see how people can still consider them to be one of the worst teams in the league after seeing their play over the last 7 weeks.

  3. EXACTLY- people want to continue writing off the Caps, at their own peril. The reason for this continuous and magnificent smackdown of Canada is one gigantic F-U for the endless "wahhhh Ovechkin needs to be in Canada, DC isn't a hockey town, wahhh." And so forth. Rotten luck, that.

  4. Guys, there's no doubt the Caps are a much improved team in recent weeks. They've recovered well from stumbling out of the gate and are on the up and up. They're just still, at the moment, in 13th. The catch is that the east is so close, if they win a few more game, they'll be in 2nd or something.

  5. Many teams get a few weeks or a month of 'bump' in performance from changng coaches. It might not last.

  6. you're right and that may end up being the case in the long run. but for now i'd rather the caps be judged by what they are doing now rather than what they've done in the past. it's only fair!