Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Caps Aftermath

Happy Halloween!

In the wake of the Capitals visit to the Pengrowth Saddledome, I have noticed more articles about the Caps coming out of Calgary than anyplace else on this road trip. It's always interesting to read about the team from the opposing point of view - to see if they portray the game the same way I saw it, watch for snarky comments or officiating complaints, check for compliments, hidden or otherwise. Canadian press is so in-depth after games, with editorials, profiles and recaps all over the place, that it makes this process that much easier. (Try to find the same attention in Tampa or even here in DC...)

The Calgary Press has been mostly very welcoming towards the Caps. They're disappointed in the Flames' play last night but recognize that the Caps still earned the win; they highlight Ovechkin but still provide some spotlights to returning hometown boys like Clark and Green. And best of all, they have managed to recognize what we already know - the Caps are not as bad as people think they are...

So for those of you who don't have the time, energy, or desire to search the web and locate these media outlets on your own, I have compiled a selection of articles chronicling the Caps' visit to Western Canada:

Chris Clark Returns to Alberta
Great No. 8 is Worth the Wait
Calgary Herald Recap
Hanlon in Belarus
Ovechkin Wants a Piece of Iginla
Green's Homecoming
More on the Stick
Calgary Sun Recap

Non-Calgary News:
CBC.ca Recap
Globe and Mail Recap
NHL.com Names Zednik #1 Star
NHL.com Profiles Captain Clark

- In other news, Ovechkin will be responding to fan questions over a period of two weeks at the end of November - be sure to check out Kukla's blog on NHL.com for more information! Somebody please ask him about those lovely yellow rubber shoes he wears...

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