Thirty-two Cup Final thoughts from The Maven: 1. The Maven has three reasons why Washington will triumph Thursday. 1) Vegas has lost the will to win; 2) Braden Holtby has scored a goalie TKO over Marc-Andre Fleury; 3) Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and “The Great 8,” Alex Ovechkin. 2. A D.C. Date to Remember: July 2, 2015. That’s […]
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1. The only way Alex Ovechkin can be a better Caps captain is by being a twin. Since that’s impossible he’ll be welcomed on Saturday night in Washington for what he is; the most total forward in NHL history. 2. Never has there been a goal-king whose body checks are as hard as his shots. […]
Our resident hockey Maven, Stan Fischler, shares his thoughts on the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. To those who have just arrived from a Distant Planet, know this: THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS WILL BE PLAYING THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS FOR THE STANLEY CUP. The Maven puts these in Caps not because the Capitals will win the Stanley […]
Our resident hockey Maven, Stan Fischler, shares his thoughts on the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 1. Looking ahead to Game 4 of the Washington-Tampa Bay series on Thursday night in D.C., The Maven returns to the classroom. The subject is Basic Bolts 101: The lesson can be summarized thusly: The Lightning still has the best […]
1. Winnipeg at Nashville Thursday in torrid Tennessee is as good a seventh game matchup as Gary Bettman — or The Maven — could contrive. 2. But back in October, nobody expected the Jets to be so good. The Hockey News forecasted Winnipeg would be sixth in the Central Division with Cup-winning odds at 35-1. […]