Keep in mind that the Capitals went to the Stanley Cup Finals in the teal. I realized that not only has the Caps replaced it with their “third,” that also they never improved upon the white jersey either (except for take the word Capitals off the black line on the bottom of the jersey).
I wouldn’t have raised the question if I hadn’t gone through my closet to look through some of my old jerseys. Let’s see, an old Billings Bighorns sweater (Pat Rabbit 16), Dale Hunter’s Nordic sweater, and a Northern Virginia Hockey sweater that I think I was suppose to return. And there it was, a teal jersey that more matches the away sweater the Caps wear on the road.
Was this Management’s preferences, or the fans? I guess the teal sweaters fell of the equipment truck and no one seemed to miss it. Except those of us who are cleaning out closets and finding our Craig Berube sweaters gathering dust.
Other NHL News
- The Phoenix Coyotes are a meager 1 and 4. It’s not that they have lost 4 of their last 5, but how they were decidedly beaten in their last three games. Now mind you, they were on the road for their last three, but losing at Columbus 1-5, at Detroit 2-9 and at Nashville 1-4. Coyotes’ fans are starting to wonder if the Great One shouldn’t be coaching. I am telling you, moving to Phoenix, everything becomes an afterthought to golf down there.
- Three teams find themselves thus far undefeated. Buffalo (5-0), Minnesota (5-0) and Dallas (5-0). Technically, two other teams have not lost a game in regulation, Montreal (2-0-2) and Anaheim (3-0-2). Who would have thought? Jeff Halpern is on a winning team.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins are a bunch of goons. That’s my reaction to a blind-side hit by Colby Armstrong on Carolina’s Trevor Letowski. There was no need for that hit and Armstrong defended himself saying he wasn’t a dirty player (in Armstrong’s defense Letowski was admiring his pass a little too much). In a game that should have been about the Staal brother match-up (which is not expected to happen again since Jordan Staal’s NHL contract would kick in after 10 games, forcing him down to the minors), it became a horrific scene of Letowski laying face down on the ice in a pool of blood. The next Pens – ‘Canes game is Saturday November 11th, it should be interesting.
- Alex Ovechkin has 2 goals and 2 assists. Although he doesn’t lead the team in scoring, he does lead the team in shots. A whooping 30 shots on goal, making his shooting percentage a measly .067. Not exactly what Caps fans want to see, as the Phone Booth collects dust with attendance at about 11,000 for Ovie Night. Mind you they count both teams, the staff at the Verizon Center, and Parking attendants into the attendance.
That’s all I got.