Category Archives: sports commentary

All Decade Ovechkin

Recently, there’s a lot of talk about what the “All Decade Team” in the National Hockey League could look like. Each of the different writers crafting them has put together a criteria matrix in which they attempted define and defend … Continue reading

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Capital Chaos: Win, Lose or Draw

I keep saying don’t read the comments and yet, I keep reading them. This time, a cranky Caps fan complained, “At this point is Kuzy ever going to improve at the dot? He’s been steadily terrible since he arrived in … Continue reading

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Scoring Wingers, Plus/Minus, and the tribulations of being Kovy

Never read the comments. Never read the comments. Never read, fuck, I read the cesspool of internet comments and I’m dumber for it. However, I do need to put some thoughts down. I’m not a Illya Kovalchuk fan by any … Continue reading

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Ovi Watch: 1233

Oh Captain, my captain, Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capital’s 3 point night captured 22 points on the season tied with Nathan MacKinnon for #6 so far, 2 goals captured 13 on the season tied with Auston Matthews & Leon … Continue reading

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Ovi Watch: 669

Tonight’s four point game for Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin was truly a Russian Machine type of Great 8 moment. All Situations Regular Season Goals (hockey reference stats) + 1 to tie Luc Robitaille for #12 All Time with 668 + … Continue reading

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Capital Chaos: is backstrom a hall of famer

Here’s where Backy is at in terms of historical context. Realistically, no single stat is going to define him, but here’s how some of the top-line stats work out: Points Per Game Regular Season Currently #68 All Times NHL Regular … Continue reading

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Capital Chaos: is Backstrom a Hall of Famer

Question posed on the Japer’s Rink comments this week was in regards to individual hall of fame worthiness. With all the talk about the records Ovi is likely to set over the course of the season it’s easy to forget … Continue reading

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