Saturday, December 16, 2006

Caps Moving Up

Caps face off against the Flyers tonight at the phone booth. With their win over the Thrashers last night, the Capitals leap-froged over the Carolina Hurricanes to take second in the southeast division (seventh in the conference). The Caps have a chance to put some distance between them and the Hurricanes with a win, and hope Tampa Bay can steal a win (Lightning play the ‘Canes tonight in Tampa).

The Flyers will be no easy challenger though, as their season maybe a bust, which is when teams are sometimes the most dangerous. Caps need to jump on their chances and play good team defense. Peter Forsberg is expected to be in the line up tonight as the Flyers look to right the ship.

Other NHL News:
  • The Washington Capitals lost a dear friend in Joshua Freeman Thursday when his helicopter crashed in Delaware. Freeman was part owner of the Capitals and a successful developer that was a part owner in the Capitals organization through Lincoln Holdings LLC. My prayers go to the Freeman family and the family of the pilot that also lost her life.

  • Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie has withdrawn his offer to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins, current owner Mario Lemieux said Friday. Or as I like to refer it as step one in moving to Kansas City. In as much as I hate the Penguins, Sid “the Kid” Crosby is on fire. Wonder what he would look like in a KC Scouts sweater? Hmmm…

  • So there has been a falling out between Jeremy Roenick and Wayne Gretzky. Apparently Roenick got benched and thought, “I am starving.” Not bothering to stick around GM Place, Jeremy “I like to destroy Nagano furniture” Roenick went and had a beer and a steak while his teammates carried on best they could with out him against the Canucks. That must be good steak.

That’s all I got.

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