On the all time list of great highlights mixed with terrible, terrible music, this has to be near the top. I'm speechless.
Hey Wizards and Caps fans, we've heard your cries and we're answering. Starting [Tuesday], FiOS TV customers in Maryland and Virginia will have Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus (CSN+), the CSN MA overflow channel that gets you your Caps and Wizards games.
As many of you know, we've been offering these games on FiOS1, a local channel that's available in the D.C. metro area, but does not include parts of Maryland and Virginia. We've worked closely with Comcast on this, and found a solution that gives FiOS TV customers all of the Caps and Wizards games they want. We'll continue to offer the CSN+ content on FiOS1 in the D.C. metro area, and on channel 334 in the rest of the region.
I'm a Leafs fan and post over at PPP, but if I was FORCED to pick a second favorite team it would be the caps. Ovechkin is just too freakin' good. I started a site, Pucking Hilarious, that has funny hockey designs that you can get on a t-shirt or hoodie so I thought you guys might like this one.
The Washington Capitals have really risen to the top as one of the league's marquee teams not only for their strong play but more so due to their plethora of young talent led by reigning Hart Trophy winner Alexander Ovechkin. The fans now routinely fill Verizon Center, many of whom are sporting red or white Capitals sweaters. A few years ago that certainly was not the case as empty seats as well as apathetic fans were commonplace. Led by team owner, former AOL executive Ted Leonsis, the Capitals have a burgeoning online fanbase who give Washington a surprising web presence. Leonsis himself has his own blog, 'Ted's Take' and has taken it upon himself to help promote other team-related blogs which is unique to the rest of the league. The Washington Capitals are getting closer and closer to earning their way to the Stanley Cup Finals which should only make the fanaticism already swirling about the team throughout the D.C.-area just explode. No other team in the league has embraced bloggers quite the same way and it is this forward thinking that has helped make the Capitals a marketing success story.
From Tarik: "Coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn't divulge his starting goaltender for Saturday's game, but he did have this to say when asked if he planned to make an announcement this morning: "You'll see it in the warm-up. But look it, it's not a big surprise, Theo is our No. 1 goalie." Boudreau was then asked when he planned to inform the goalies of his decision. "When I feel it's appropriate," he said. "When you guys leave." Pressed on the matter, Boudreau added: "It's never safe to assume anything. Assume what you want to assume. But I'm not saying anything. I will think Lundqvist is playing though." End quote. After a disappointing game one on all fronts, the biggest questions people are asking is in goal. Frankly, I don't care who comes out as long as they are ready to go, and it's not someone who has an office job. I know most of you happen to disagree with my take you should start the Veteran, though, so here goes. *edit* I was trying to do the quote, and I realized later I was doing a picture. Oh well.