1. Intent and Injury: NHL's Indefensible Tremd

    Last week the image and respectability of the NHL got a big black eye, courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 4 years ago 463 reads 2 comments

  2. Washington Capitals 2009-2010 First Quarter Report

    The Washington Capitals are off to a hot start for the 2009-2010 NHL season. Traditionally, the Caps have been slow-starters, waiting until December (or later) to make a run up the standings...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about almost 5 years ago 250 reads 2 comments

  3. Washington Capitals Hot Seat November Edition: Mike Green

    In my first edition of the Washington Capitals Hot Seat, I addressed the expectations for goaltender Jose Theodore. Theodore responded to my questions (and criticism) by playing well throughout the month...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about almost 5 years ago 224 reads 1 comments

  4. Making the Case For Godzilla

    Over the course of 17 professional seasons, goaltender Olaf “Olie” Kolzig stood in net as one of the NHL’s largest figures...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about almost 5 years ago 464 reads 7 comments

  5. Washington Capitals Hot Seat: October Edition

    As the season progresses I plan to take a look at the Washington Capitals players that are 'under the microscope.' The Washington Capitals have kicked off their 2009-2010 campaign and there are ...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about almost 5 years ago 123 reads 2 comments

  6. Washington Capitals Look Ready For Opening Night

    The Washington Capitals will begin the defense of their Southeast Division title in Boston on October 1st. This season also starts with a great deal more expectation than last...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about almost 5 years ago 418 reads 2 comments

  7. Washington Capitals Summer Round Up

    Now that the 2009 NHL Draft is behind us, let's take a look at the Washington Capitals. This team has many needs, and would like to improve in a few areas...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about 5 years ago 352 reads 0 comments

  8. Washington Capitals Summer Spotlight: Pending Restricted Free Agents

    In the new cap era, general managers have an increasingly hard time retaining a roster year after year. Over the course of the summer, I am writing a series of spotlight pieces to highlight ...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 391 reads 2 comments

  9. Washington Capitals Summer Spotlight: The Pending UFA Players

    Players will come and go, decisions have to be made. Over the course of the summer, I am writing a series of spotlight pieces to highlight the players under contract, and the possible movement of the Washington Capitals...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 405 reads 4 comments

  10. The Next Steps for the Washington Capitals

    The dust has settled, and the seventh-game loss versus the Pittsburgh Penguins is now just hockey history. Another heartbreak has been dealt to the Washington Capitals faithful at the hands of a playoff nemesis...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 303 reads 10 comments

  11. Luck Can Only Take You So Far: Washington Capitals Round Two

    Hey Washington Capitals...WAKE UP! That should be the message Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau is conveying to his team today, as they try to rebound from a 3-2 overtime defeat in Pittsburgh last night...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 244 reads 6 comments

  12. A Battle for the Ages: Ovie Vs. Sid: The Playoff Edition

    A line from an old song comes to mind, "Anything you can do...I can do better." I think those few words repeat in Alexander Ovechkin's mind every time he steps out on the ice...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 244 reads 28 comments

  13. A Celebration 11 Years in the Making

    I have vivid memories of watching Sergei Fedorov celebrate with his teammates at Verizon Center (formerly MCI Center) in 1998...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 237 reads 2 comments

  14. Washington Captials-New York Rangers: It Doesn't Have To Be Ugly

    Lots of trash talking? Check. Big Hits? Check. Fights? Check. Drama? Check. All things typical of a long and hard fought playoff series...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 321 reads 8 comments

  15. Rangers-Capitals: The Invisible Men, Playoffs Edition

    By now everyone knows who Alexander Ovechkin is. Same goes for Alex Semin, Niklas Backstrom, and even young Simeon Varlamov...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 144 reads 1 comments

  16. Washington Capitals 2008-2009 Regular Season Review

    Slapshot, the Capitals mascot, leads the team out of the tunnel for the start of another home game. The Capitals will start the post season campaign at home versus the New York Rangers on Wednesday April 15th...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 777 reads 0 comments

  17. Washington Capitals Clinch Playoff Spot: Now What?

    As of March 25, the Washington Capitals have booked their trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for this season. After a loss last night, the Panthers currently have eight games to play and a possible 16 standings points available...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 355 reads 4 comments

  18. Ovechkin: He Shoots, He Scores, He Celebrates...Get Over It!

    If you happen to be an NHL goalie, and you see Alex "The Great 8" Ovechkin winding up a slap shot, or uncoiling a nasty wrist shot, chances are good that the puck is going to go in the net...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 356 reads 11 comments

  19. Magic Number: Washington Capitals

    It's exactly four weeks until the NHL playoffs begin and the Washington Capitals stand atop the Southeast Division, with 94 points. Currently sitting in the third seed in the Eastern Conference, the Caps have 10 games to play...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 318 reads 0 comments

  20. Washington Capitals' Road Ahead

    The expectation going into the 2008-2009 National Hockey League season was that the Capitals should win the Southeast Division. Barring any catastrophic failure, the Capitals' 10-point lead should earn them a top-three seed in the conference...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  21. NHL Key Matchups of the Week (Jan. 19-21)

    With the All-Star festivities approaching, this week in the NHL is noticeably shorter. Here are a few important matchups, and some things to watch for: •Monday, Jan...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  22. Are Shutouts Returning to the "New" NHL?

    The new (post-lockout) NHL, is a league of fast-paced action, less clutch-and-grab hockey, and one that promotes goal scoring above all else. All of those aspects are great for the development of a marketable league...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 221 reads 1 comments

  23. Washington Capitals: A Midseason Report Card

    *Note that this editorial reflects statistics and standings through the midpoint of the season (Game 41-1/06/09). The Capitals just got their report card, and for the first year in a long time, they got straight A's...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 187 reads 6 comments

  24. Does NHL All-Star Game Fan Voting Need To Be Scrapped for a New System?

    When does fan interaction become a detriment to the game? In any sport, the more fans you get involved, the better for the sport...right? In the case of the 2008-09 NHL All-Star game, I think the fans went too far, and, in the process, hurt the game...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 147 reads 2 comments

  25. Midseason NHL Goaltending Report

    Here we are, lumbering up to the All-Star break with a new regime of goalies as the statistical leaders in the NHL. For years, we have watched as the same names dominate the ranks...

    Scott Zweibel Written by Scott Zweibel about over 5 years ago 247 reads 8 comments