Saturday, November 04, 2006

Caps vs. Thrashers 11-3-2006 Wrap Up/ Caps @ Flyers 11-4-2006 Preview

The Local Yokels:

(Com)Post. Times. Caps.com.

The Neutral Observers:

NHL.com AP Wire.

The Other Side:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Thrashers.com.

Final Thoughts:

Apparently I was watching a different game last night... Oh well, it wouldn't be the first time. I still don't believe that the Caps dominated in the sense that some say. I felt that the Caps were content to play a road hockey game in front of the home fans, which is why I thought they lacked a certain jump in their skates. But anyway, the point still remains that this is a team that is growing together. They've learned a lot so far as to how to win in the NHL, but there's still a lot for them to learn. 12 down, 70 to go.


Washington Capitals (4-8; 12 points) @ Philadelphia Flyers ( 3-9; 7 points):
Caps Game #13, Road Game #8, NHL Game #197

Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA. 7:05 pm. Washington TV: WDCW Channel 50. Radio: WTEM 980-AM ((Com) Post says, WWRC 1260-AM). Philadelphia TV: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Radio: WIP 610-AM. NHL Center Ice feed: WDCW Channel 50 feed.

Coming off of last night's loss, the Caps are right back at it in the City of Brotherly Love where they haven't won since January 31st, 1998. The Flyers are coming off of a 5-2 loss to the Ning on home ice Thursday night. If there ever was a prime opportunity for the Caps to break their 16 game winless streak in Philly, tonight is their best chance. The Flyers flat out stink this year and are still reeling after their head coach was fired and GM resigned earlier this season.

What The Natives Are Saying:

Caps.com. Caps.com pdf game notes.

Open Source Intelligence:

Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Daily News. Flyers.com has not posted their preview yet.

Neutral Views:

NHL.com AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Tonight?:

The Flyers are a team that is reeling right now. If the Caps can get out to an early lead and continue to pressure, the Flyers are going to fold like a house of cards. The Caps have enough speed and skill on their forward lines to skate circles around the slow footed and dim witted Flyers defensemen. The Caps biggest problem tonight will be themselves. They've famously have had trouble getting out of their own zone and if that continues tonight, they'll provide some much needed tonic for the Flyers. When the Caps streak over the Islanders at came to an end in December of 2003, it was a sign that the Caps rebuilding project needed to begin. Should the Caps win tonight, it would be a sure sign that it is time to blow up the Flyers.

Caps Nut Official Washington Hockey.com Predict The Score Contest Entry:

Caps 4
Flyers 2
Winner by Semin

Editorial Note For the Dozen Readers of This Blog:

Once again like last Saturday night's game in Edmonton, work commitments will prevent me from watching tonight's game. Therefore there will be no Post-Mortem later tonight. (I appreciate the loyalty and the page views, I'm just trying to save you some time here.)

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