2013 NHL Draft Live Blog

Nathan Mackinnon is selected by the Avalanche as the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft in Newark

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The Snooty Vegan says…

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I hate to perpetuate the stereotype of the heretical herbivore, but every vegan has encountered the following conversational situations. I usually will respond to these comments with a polite smile and an unprovocative rebuttal. Here’s  a chance to hear what the condescending misanthrope is actually saying in my head when I get faced with these conversation-enders.

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Erat-ic Behavior

Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators

On a trade deadline that offered crickets for the first half of the day, the Washington Capitals made sure to cement its exit with a loud boom. The noise was so big, in fact, that the Capitals requested that all local T.V. and news networks attend a press conference to hear it. An hour-and-a-half delay after the initial deadline, Capitals General Manager George McPhee announced  that the Capitals had traded away prized Center/Winger prospect Filip Forsberg for veteran Right Winger Martin Erat and minor leaguer Michael Latta. BOOM! That was the sound of Caps’ fans jaws hitting the floor. It was the sound of the Verizon Center’s roof collapsing from within, and the sound of the rapturous cheers in Nashville for the prized possession they seemingly just received for a bucket of used hockey pucks. In one half-an-hour’s time, McPhee managed to enrage one fan-base, while elating another.

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The D and C DC Sports Podcast- 2/9/13

Superbowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers  - Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Segment 1- The guys talk about the Ravens winning the Super Bowl and Beyonce’s halftime show.

2/9/13 DCDC Segment 1

Segment 2- Tom, Mike and Adam discuss the Capitals’ horrendous start to the season

2/9/13 DCDC Segment 2

Segment 3- If you had to buy one DC sports jersey who would it be?

2/9/13 DCDC Segment 3

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Comeback Caps

Troy Brouwer, Scott Clemmensen

The Washington Capitals secured their first winning streak of the 2012-2013 season in dramatic fashion, defeating the Florida Panthers 6-5 in overtime on Tuesday night. The win gives the Caps two wins in a row for the first time in the 2012-2013 season and was also the first road win of the season for the team, stretching their record to 4-8-1. Washington did not make it easy on themselves however, as the game took on many aspects that have resulted in losses. It followed a formula that offered the Capitals scoring the first goal, early in the first period, only to suffer defensive lapses in the second. However, one key cog that proved to be a difference in the game was the goaltending by Braden Holtby, something that has often been a letdown for this particular hockey club. Despite the score, and the game’s identity that resembled a Caps game from 2009, Holtby proved to battle through bad bounces and tough breaks to come up strong in the games most critical moments. He stood tall on a Panther 2-on-0 breakaway, making a dazzling save that saw him going into the full splits. He also fought back after a controversial fifth goal by Florida that was scored after an inadvertent whistle blew simultaneously as the puck crossed the goal line. But the key story from this game was not Holtby. It was instead the morale and comradery of a team that has folded like a house of cards earlier in the season when it found itself in similar situations this year. It was the notion that this team, down two goals with five minutes to play in the third, battled back for their coach, for each other, and for their dwindling hopes of a successful season.

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March of the Penguins

Pascal Dupuis, Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, Michal Neuvirth

The Capitals came into Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh hoping to end a two game skid. From the looks of the first period, they appeared to be on their way. The second period, however, was a completely different story and it proved to be their nemesis once again as the Washington Capitals dropped their third straight, losing 5-2. It was an encouraging start for the Capitals. They forced countless turnovers in the Pittsburgh defensive zone, while playing stifling defense themselves. They limited the Penguins to only five shots on goal while capitalizing on one of their first. A good screen by Wojtek Wolski caused Marc-Andre Fluery to struggle seeing a Tomas Kundratek slap shot and, after losing his mask, was unable to corral the rebound. Instead, Mike Ribiero, a lone bright spot for the Caps this season, was able to bang home the rebound into the empty net. Alex Ovechkin also seemed to find himself in a groove early on. He was able to get multiple shots on goal, and was also seen throwing his body around.

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Crashing The Net- 1/27/13

2012 NHL Awards - Portraits

Segment 1- Tom, Mike and Adam talk about the 1st week of the shortened NHL season and who could win the Vezina Trophy this year.

Crashing The Net 1-27-13 Seg 01

Segment 2- The guys talk about how to fix the Washington Capitals.

Crashing The Net 1-27-13 Seg 02

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