Not that he would, but John Tortorella should never challenge Adam Oates to a fight. Oates doesn’t like that Torts has been bad-mouthing the Capitals, and when he was asked what would happen if the two were in a a one-on-one fight, well … he didn’t have to think about it.
Alex Ovechkin played the last two games of the Washington Capitals’ season with what the team says is a hairline fracture in his left foot.
“You can keep writing blogs and deluding yourself and thinking people will buy in,” Jason La Canfora said of Caps owner Ted Leonsis, in an utter verbal beating he unleashed on the entire Washington Capitals organization. One-by-one, La Canfora picked apart each flaw no one seems to want to mention.
106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes, no stranger to radio rants, had an epic blowup on the air Wednesday, holding Alex Ovechkin accountable for his lack of leadership as well as the entire Capitals roster for six straight disappointing seasons. And he does it like no one else.
It’s a sad fact that Washingtonians expect their teams to lose and are shocked when they don’t. Only one city with NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB teams has waited longer for a champion than D.C.
The Washington Capitals have now endured six consecutive Stanley Cup playoff appearances resulting in failure to get past the second round, three of which ended in failure to escape the first round, and as 106.7 The Fan’s Caps beat reporter Sky Kerstein said, “something needs to change.”
“I am not saying there was a phone call from [the league], but someone just wanted Game 7,” Alex Ovechkin told a reporter after the Caps’ Game 7 defeat, seemingly blaming the league for his team even being in an elimination game. But was officiating really Washington’s biggest issue?
Last night’s 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the New York Rangers hurts more than previous playoff disappointments for the Washington Capitals.
New York contained Alex Ovechkin again and completed its comeback after trailing in the series 2-0 and 3-2 — the latest in Washington’s long history of playoff collapses.
Facts and figures surrounding the Washington Capitals in Game 7 situations. History hasn’t been kind to Washington in the decisive contest, but it’s been more cruel to the New York Rangers.
The Capitals’ Red Rockers stopped by the studio to tempt the Junkies into Rockin’ The Red in June.