Saturday, August 8, 2009

Errr...Dog Days Of Summer... Errr...Nothing to Talk About But ---The Islanders?!?!?!

So when it comes to Caps news, basically, uhhh well, "I got nuttin'." Yep, nothing, and I'm not alone, last summer, it never seemed to be this bad.

But I'm not alone.

- Tariq over at the WaPo, and on his blog "Capitals Insider": Last post, 3 days ago, subject - the Hershey Bears resigned Alexandre Giroux. He also "caught up with Eric Fehr", that day and posted the recap of his conversation. Nothing earth shattering, Fehr talked about his recuperation from surgery, said he probably wouldn't be in @ the start of camp though and said he might be there by the start of the season. Not really news to the faithful....

- @ Dump N' Chase, Mike Vogel last post - July 30 - Subject: Mike Knuble and Brendan Morrison's first visits to DC and their talks with the press. Okay, news yes but as of this AM over a week with ... nutin' new since...

- Corey over at the Washington Times and on his blog "In The Room" - last post July 31st, Subject The Milan Jurcina Arbitration Decision. News yes but again now a week old and since... "nutin'.

- @ Japers Rink, well there's whatever is available in the way of snippets and some manufactured "news" involving current, future and former Caps but basically IMO nothing worth really bringing up or pointing out for the last 3 days.

- @ A View From the Cheap Seats, CapsChick posted a nice one on August 3rd, her last post, on the history of Mike Knuble and Brendan Morrison's numbers. It's not earth shattering "news" but hey it is a real nice piece and for Caps faithful it does get the memories going....

- The Peerless Prognosticator, despite the lack of news and or inspiration for prognostication that happens this time of year hasn't failed to come up with some occasional posts that are more than worth the look, on average every other day lately. His last post is awesome IMO - he has a side by side pic that shows the resemblance of Sidney Crosby to former Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakias (sp? - sue me I'm too lazy to look it up this morning) - okay - LOL!

So as you can see that's why I got nutin' to say about the Caps. Why is this summer so much slower for Caps news in particular and NHL news in general. I thought for a second on this and I think its because of the fact there isn't nearly as much change or movement on the Caps Roster as well as player movement around the NHL being down. Basically - there's less to talk about and think about. Also despite the Caps great season last year, we're all just anticipating this coming season and we've (us rabid Caps fans) also done a bunch of analysis but not about new and novel things. Or maybe it's just we're all just way too distracted running around trying to figure out what new car to buy before "the cash for clunkers" deal runs out of money again... In any case that explains: 1) why I wrote about the Coyotes ownership; 2) why there is a picture of "hockey babe" Elisha Cuthbert on this post that has NUTIN' whatsoever to do with the rest of it's contents, and 3) why if there's no real hockey news that happens today, I'm likely to write about the Islanders need and quest for a new arena tomorrow...

3 comments:

sleza said...

what... bäckström playing in charity team doesn't qualify as caps related hockey news? :)

Anonymous said...

Or Ovi and Semin being DJ's at a party in honor of Ovi. Not to mention, Semin and Ovi being at a club to view a singing group a few days later.

Usually Frustrated Caps Fan said...

Sorry I forgot about those news stories...