Popblerd’s hockey analysts examine the past week’s action as the NHL playoffs move on toward the third round.
Jay: Well, here we are chatting again and another game is going to overtime… Rangers and Caps are tied at 1 after regulation, with the series tied at 1. When we left off last week, the Rangers had yet to play their game 7 vs. Ottawa. Obviously we know how that turned out, but what are your thoughts on this series so far? Stephen: I am still surprised as the tenacity and competence of the Caps team, who a lot [...]
As the first round of the NHL playoffs winds down, our hockey team of Stephen Mapes and Jay Kumar looks back at the last week of games, while watching the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals play in overtime in game 7 of their series. Jay: Okay, well, here we are chatting while we wait for yet another overtime between Boston and Washington. Only this one is game 7. Next goal wins. What are your thoughts on this series? You picked [...]
Maybe I am just a bit out of touch with the political climate of the NHL, but Bruce Boudreau’s dismissal from the Washington Capitals took me wholly by surprise. I was aware things were less than rosy at the Verizon Center over the past months, as the hot 7-0 start that led many speculate this would be the year of Ovi quickly spiraled into a 5-10-1 record over the next 17 games. Furthermore, big scorers Ovechkin and Semin simply weren’t [...]