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lots to catch up on

It’s August. Development game camp has been over for just under a month and training camp is on the horizon. Contracts have been signed for the 09-10 season. Some of the guys are gone to greener, or more luctrative pastures. Many of our guys are recovering from surgeries, illnesses and injuries from the grueling playoff season.

But one thing is certain for all of our guys: they are ready for for the season. And, so are we.

Our calendars are cleared. Our Caps Convention tickets are purchased. Hundreds of photos have alreay been put online, right Cvandy?

We’re ready. Are you?

All-Star Break roundup

We here at Caps Ladies… are looking back on the first half of the season with smiles all around. Our boys are doing excellent, despite some trying injuries keeping our best guys out of the line-up and some confusion with what exactly each player should be doing (HELLO Mike Green, I love you and all but PLEASE be a defense men if only for 80% of the game…)

We all waited, with baited breath, to see what our dear Ovie would do for the skills competition and definitely were not disappointed. Although this Caps Lady… was watching in a crowded bar, sans sound, so I’m not sure what the announcers thought of this shot, but we in the bar loved it!

I have to say, watching it again I still laugh out loud and do enjoy the “Superman” music. Ovie DEFINITELY is a superman!

And the kid continued to wow the audience DESPITE not being voted an All-Star starter (Really? People this is crazy!) He won the damn game for the East in a shootout. Of course he did, he’s that kind of player.  And not to mention he had two goals and two assists.

We love Ovie in DC and just hope that someday the rest of the NHL-fan-nation will come around and see what this kid’s got to offer fans of the sport and fans of the players. He’s got something special and us Caps Ladies… can’t wait to see him on Saturday, back in the Verizon Center with his faithful fans.

Dear Caps: Please come home

To my dearest Capitals,

Please please please come home! We miss you. We miss your smiling faces and rough hits. We love the opportunity to see you take on the Western Conference but don’t enjoy seeing you not coming away with the W. We think it’s wonderful that you’re giving those western states at glimpse at your amazingness (and HOTNESS) but really, they can’t appreciate it. They would just be band wagoners in this train of love for the Caps and really, you don’t want that? Especially when you’ve got a dedicated fan base back home, including three lovely ladies waiting for your return.

Wednesday night can’t come soon enough.

he is one tall drink of water

he is one tall drink of water

MJ28 is going crazy over this one

MJ28 is going crazy over this one

he seems to be the one guy that all three of us Caps Ladies... can agree on.

he seems to be the one guy that all three of us Caps Ladies... can agree on.

weak knees for this Caps Lady...

weak knees for this Caps Lady...

BOYD

Adorable.

Adorable.

Semin. Now with expression!

Semin. Now with expression!

and last but definitely not least:

We need to see more of these celebrations AT HOME NOW

We need to see more of these celebrations AT HOME NOW

Fan Favorite Matt Bradley!

I’m not sure there isn’t to like about this guy. He’s a hard worker and is a team-member. He likes to recycle and keeps a special trash can in the locker room just for bottles. He may be razzed by the team, but he keeps strong. He even did a PSA for the Ocean Conservatory. And protects our fine Nation as Poncho.

During the 2007-08 season in a game versus the Senators, when the shoott-out went into the 11th round Brads jumped over the boards and went in for the kill. And kill he did, winning for the Caps in the 12th, and final round. “It got so bad I had to hop over the bench and take things into my own hands.”

He’s not afraid to throw a punch or sport a black-eye, which to any of the Caps Ladies… is pretty hot.

But Caps Ladies… might love Brads for his innocence. During the Caps vs Bruins game last fall, the Caps were killing the beantown bears. The score had already gotten us free wings, but we wanted more. We wanted 10 and made sure the team heard our request. And hear they did.

“We heard them. [Matt Bradley] was like: ‘The fans wanted it, and I am a fan favorite, so I had to give them what they wanted.” – Brooks Laich

Fan favorite? What? Sure, okay. Brads you can be our fan favorite if you keep up the scoring, the fighting, the black eyes and the green locker room.

This summer he was a guest blogger on Yahoo NHL blog, and outlined the 5 ways he’d change the NHL. He’s pretty damn funny.

His best ideas include:

  • “All the first and second line players have to play wrong-handed. Let’s level the playing field a bit for those of us on the third and fourth lines. I bet these guys would adapt, no problem. They’d probably have wicked backhands, too.

I automatically get to play on Alex Ovechkin’s line every game. I’ve talked to Coach Boudreau about this before, but it hasn’t gotten anywhere. If I’m in charge, I’d make it a league rule and take the decision out of his hands. Let’s add 10 years to my contract while we’re at it so Ovie doesn’t have to worry about changing linemates as he’s hitting his prime.”

Whaddaguy, huh? I certainly can’t wait to see him back out on the ice!

PS Check out the real review of Matt on Japers Rink. He talks about stats, we talk about everything else.

Brent Johnson…#1 on your roster, #? in my heart

I gotta be honest, there’s just something about Johnny that I don’t like. Not sure what it is, maybe it’s cause he was Olie’s backup and I never felt comfortable with him in goal or that he’s never really proven himself. Sure, he had a couple great saves here and there, but his W vs L column is pretty horrible. Really, I don’t know, since I’m usually the first one to get behind the underdog.

HOWEVER that doesn’t mean I can apprieciate him and the dedication he’s shown to the sport over his 11 seasons of pro-hockey. Originally drafted in 1995 by the St Louis Blues he was signed to a contract with the Caps in 2005.

Doing a little google searching let me to Johnny’s myspace page, who knows if it’s actually him, but whoever owns it definitely picked a quality song to enjoy while checking out his page.

He also did a Caps Cribs a couple of seasons ago and I’ve gotta love anyone with a sense of humor. That pool set up they’ve got is pretty awesome (~4:40) …so jealous.

Johnny’s also the grandson of NHL Hall of Famer Sid Abel and the son of former NHL goaltender Bob Johnson, so hockey is in his blood and presumably in his heart, too. One can’t commit to a sport like hockey with having some level of love for the sport.

So his stats seem to state that he doesn’t have the best record out there, but here’s to hoping he can provide serious backup to Jose when needed and continues to win over Caps fans with player appearances and winning games. And supporting worthwhile organizations like Athletes Against (and not For) Autism and the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.

He may not have made it to #1 one in my heart (sorry that spot is already taken!) but his off-ice friendly nature does move him up a bit…keep on keeping on Johnny!

Countdown to Training Camp

We here at the Caps Ladies… have been counting down the days until hockey returns to our lives. Attempts at filling the void with baseball, soccer, even the Olympics always seem to fall short. Although this guy has made us all a bit weak in the knees. And no, Google Image search I’m not looking for Michael Phelps. Although this shot isn’t so bad.

ANYWAY

The countdown begins today, just a bit more than 25 days and hockey returns to our lives. Granted it’s only training camp and there are a couple of weeks until pre-season begins and even a few more until the regular season, where the Washington Caps, Southeast Division Champs will be raising this banner, with this guy in the visitor’s goal.

We here at the Caps Ladies… couldn’t be more excited. Kinda like Ovie and Greener

Needless to say, we’re excited and hope to bring our two cents to the pre-season chatter surrounding this team. Sure there will be stats and records and quotes from GMGM, Capt’n Clark, and of course there will be Ovie. But there’ll also be lots of eye candy, because really, what’s the point of being a female hockey fan if you can’t appreciate the eye candy?