The Washington Nationals‘ bizarre and heartbreaking loss to the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday was just the latest in a string of heartbreaking setbacks for Washington D.C. area sports teams in 2017. The D.C. area has not seen a team reach the final four of any major pro sport since
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The year is 1994. The location is Lillehammer, Norway. It’s a sudden death shootout in the Olympic Hockey finals. With the crowd screaming, Peter Forsberg is at the opposite blue line staring at Canada’s goalie, Corey Hirsch. Forsberg skates in and makes a move towards Hirsch’s right. All of a sudden with one hand he moves the
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Yes, technically defenseman Mark Streit is still a member of the Montreal Canadiens… for now. No Takers for Streit Mark Streit – (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) One can be excused for laughing at initial reports that Streit was being shopped. Having since been placed on waivers, Streit had initially signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with
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Fabian Brunnstrom’s National Hockey League career can, at best, be described as a flash in the pan. One of the greatest one-hit wonders in NHL history, Brunnstrom entered, and subsequently exited the League after an eventful, yet ultimately highly unsuccessful career which spanned a little over two seasons. So, this begs two prominent questions: What
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Our committee of 20 hockey experts has voted. Granted, it’s based on a small sample size, but the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins no longer rule the Power Rankings roost. A young, high-scoring squad has roused its long-suffering fan base in Toronto to become the early team to beat, followed by some of
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As they push for success to kick off the month of October, the Washington Capitals will square off against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday, with their ongoing rivalry and memories of Game 7 still fresh in mind. “Just hatred,” Barry Trotz jokingly said when asked what the Capitals face heading into Wednesday’s matchup. “You hate the
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Despite only playing in a total of four games with the Montreal Canadiens to date, it didn’t take long for Jonathan Drouin to make an impact on his community. Jonathan Drouin has purchased a Bell Centre suite thru the Canadiens Foundation for underprivileged kids. He has contributed $165,000. — Allan Walsh (@walsha) October 11, 2017
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In hockey, goaltending can make or break a team’s chances for victory. Good goaltending can cover up a lot of deficiencies, but almost nothing can cover up for bad goaltending. Since the retirement of Miikka Kiprusoff following the 2012-13 season, the Calgary Flames have been perpetually searching for a top goaltender. Their search has seen
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For the San Jose Sharks, a slow start to the season isn’t what the team envisioned. In the team’s first two games, they have lost twice. Both times to teams who missed out on the playoffs last season. Two games do not merit an overreaction, but these are games where the Sharks expected to begin banking
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He’s back. The dragon slayer, and everyone’s favourite pest returns to Vancouver tonight in the city where his illustrious NHL career began. He won’t go down as the best or most talented Canuck in history, but he was definitely one of the most well-liked. Burrows played his way into the hearts of Canucks fans with
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Great captains bring success to lesser teams and take good teams to new heights. They lead in the locker room and on the ice. Responsibilities Being named captain of an NHL team is both a prestigious honor and a tremendous responsibility. Each team may select one captain and two alternate captains per game, although having
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