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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #200: January 13, 2013, 02:57:32 PM »
When I started watching hockey (1989) the only games I could catch (on satellite) were Penguins games which just so happened to be when Mario Lemieux started really stomping anii. 

My first pro hockey game was a Pens vs Blues game in April '72 after discharge from the Army.    I had watched pro hockey on TV and saw it live only on the amateur level prior to that.   The Pens still wore the blue sweaters then.    Moved back to the DC area as a civilian in the fall of '72 and took to the Caps when they arrived   ....  probably the Bugsy Watson connection.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #201: January 15, 2013, 03:01:27 PM »
Labor dispute shortened season could be a good omen for a dc sports team

Each of the past two lock-outs has produced a first-time-ever Stanley Cup champion in the season immediately following:

1995 - Devils win the first of their three Cups
2006 - Hurricanes win the Cup

...I'm not the ****eyed-optimist type but...why not the Caps?

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #202: January 15, 2013, 08:09:21 PM »
My first memorable game was Mike Gartner night.   I went to one game at the old Capital Center but don't remember it much.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #203: January 15, 2013, 10:02:52 PM »
I just wore the t-shirt from that night yesterday...December 2008 vs the Leafs!
My first memorable game was Mike Gartner night.   I went to one game at the old Capital Center but don't remember it much.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #204: January 15, 2013, 10:15:52 PM »
My first memorable game was Mike Gartner night.   I went to one game at the old Capital Center but don't remember it much.

I have an old give away hockey stick from the Centre   ....   names include   ....   Chris Valentine/Bobby Gould/Randy Hobb/Bob Carpenter/Howard Walker/Dave Parro/Mike Gartner ...   must be like '82 or '83.    Hell, I go back to Bugsy Watson and Yvon Lebre   ....  :P

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #205: January 15, 2013, 10:25:28 PM »
I assume you've been to Bugsy's pizza
I have an old give away hockey stick from the Centre   ....   names include   ....   Chris Valentine/Bobby Gould/Randy Hobb/Bob Carpenter/Howard Walker/Dave Parro/Mike Gartner ...   must be like '82 or '83.    Hell, I go back to Bugsy Watson and Yvon Lebre   ....  :P

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #206: January 16, 2013, 08:34:53 AM »
I assume you've been to Bugsy's pizza

Been on my list of "to do" things forever.   I'm seldom in Alexandria  ... 

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #207: January 16, 2013, 08:58:53 AM »
I have an old give away hockey stick from the Centre   ....   names include   ....   Chris Valentine/Bobby Gould/Randy Hobb/Bob Carpenter/Howard Walker/Dave Parro/Mike Gartner ...   must be like '82 or '83.    Hell, I go back to Bugsy Watson and Yvon Lebre   ....  :P

I have an old giveaway stick from that time, and I think it's the same one (did it also have ads for W. Bell & Co and Eastern Airlines, among others?).

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #208: January 16, 2013, 09:03:37 AM »
I have an old giveaway stick from that time, and I think it's the same one (did it also have ads for W. Bell & Co and Eastern Airlines, among others?).

Yep

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #209: January 16, 2013, 01:41:19 PM »
Wow, Eastern Airlines...now there's a blast from the past.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #210: January 16, 2013, 02:01:30 PM »
Wow, Eastern Airlines...now there's a blast from the past.

Remember the Frank Borman ('75 to '86 CEO) commercials?

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #211: January 16, 2013, 02:08:22 PM »
I'll never forget the Eastern jingle after dropping a tab on a flight to Miami  :lol:


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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #214: January 18, 2013, 11:57:48 PM »
OK, Bleacher Report is the Weekly World News of sports, but nevertheless reading that gave me a serious adrenaline rush.

Drop the puck!!

Bold Prediction from Bleacher Report:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1486748-nhl-predictions-2013-bold-playoff-predictions-for-2013-nhl-season

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #215: January 19, 2013, 10:27:10 AM »
I'm down in Charlottesville and my parents have Dish Network. What channel is the game on?

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #216: January 19, 2013, 10:42:34 AM »
I'm down in Charlottesville and my parents have Dish Network. What channel is the game on?

Pretty sure comcast sportsnet, but I dont know what number that is on Dish. Search for capitals in the Dish guide

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #217: January 19, 2013, 10:46:31 AM »
OK, Bleacher Report is the Weekly World News of sports, but nevertheless reading that gave me a serious adrenaline rush.

Drop the puck!!


apparently cnn.com is ditching SI as its sports outsource and going with bleacher report. BR definitely like a FOX news of sports. Quality not quantity. The most I've ever read them was when I was trying to find Clint Dempsey transfer news over the summer. They were the only ones regularly producing content, and I never really felt it was that informed. It always seemed like they wrote about what they want to happen. Like "Liverpool needs Clint Dempsey. He will take them to the top again". I might be exaggerating, but that was the tone of many of the articles

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #218: January 19, 2013, 11:49:04 AM »
BR is like the New York Post of sports. They put something in the headline to grab you and trick you into reading an article that doesn't tell you anything new or substantiate the headline at all.  :roll:

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #219: January 19, 2013, 01:37:43 PM »
good luck to your Capitals, fans. I think they can be very good this year.

now, with that being said...


LET'S GO BUFF-A-LO!!!!!

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #220: January 19, 2013, 01:44:11 PM »
OK, you get a pass until next Sunday  :lol:

Poti starting tonight???  Unfrickingbelievable.   

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #221: January 19, 2013, 01:46:37 PM »
OK, you get a pass until next Sunday  :lol:


haha, until then. hopefully the new look (tough) Sabres can have a severe beat down on the Flyers tomorrow.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #222: January 19, 2013, 01:48:43 PM »
I can get behind that...
haha, until then. hopefully the new look (tough) Sabres can have a severe beat down on the Flyers tomorrow.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #223: January 19, 2013, 01:51:26 PM »
I can get behind that...
just like Washington, Buffalo and Philadelphia have never gotten along. 75 series, Broad Street Bullies, Snow and Barnaby, Snow vs Shields, Campbell hit on Umberger.

....Briere going to Philly  :icon_frown:

never liked the orange.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #224: January 19, 2013, 02:08:06 PM »
Teams from Philly (and their fans) are generally regarded around the rest of North America as being something more akin to intestinal flu or hazmat spills. 

I guess the Bruins and Sabres also have some old issues to settle going back to the old Adams Division.