Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pack yer bags

"Simply Sensational!" has moved to new digs.

Check out our new home at

The quantity of posts will start up back up again, Exam Week did not kill me, it only killed the quantity of posts on the site.

I hate to leave the Simply Sensational name, but I think it's for the best. In one year, you guys help make this site relevant in the Capitals blogosphere. Now, let's do it for Capitals Gains.

See ya on the other side!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finals Week...

As many of you have noticed, this site has not been updated as much as it used to be. I attribute that to a change of schools (Penn State-Harrisburg to James Madison University), where JMU's workload dwarf's that of PSH. Gone are the days of sitting in my apartment in the middle of Pennsylvania with a notepad and 34 firefox tabs open, desperately trying to find a relevant statistic.

Now with Exam Week upon us (college kids), it's now time to study more than you sleep, procrastinate more than ever, and live off Adderall and Red Bull (kidding, everyone knows you shouldn't take addy and Rd Bull).

I've knocked out two exams and have two to go. Meaning, that the site will remain quite for a few more days. But, it's like that saying, "It's always calmest before the storm."

I have great news and there are going to be some pretty big changes coming about. These changes should take place within the next two weeks (fingers crossed). You will love the changes. I will love the changes. And I cannot wait. See you then!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sports Jobs with Junior Seau - Caps Edition


VERSUS Sports Jobs with Junior Seau visits the Washington
, where Junior tries his luck as equipment manager. In this scene,
Junior practices with Alexander Ovechkin and the team and hand delivers box
seat tickets to owner, Ted Leonsis. Junior even receives his own
personalized Washington Capitals jersey!
Catch this episode December 9th at 11:30PM ET.
For more information, please visit us at

Sorry about the lack of posts fellas (and ladies). Explanation tomorrow (with video).

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Capitals-Canadiens Winners & Losers


Eric Fehr. This is the year guys. This is it. It's been six (going on seven) years since we drafted him, but this is what we've been waiting for. Six goals in the past 12 games. We just have to thank god Gabby didn't put him in on the shootout. That could have been bad (well, not as bad as his last attempt).

Semyon Varlamov. 14-1-3 in the NHL. Nuff said. Good luck getting your job back Theo.

Alex Ovechkin. Injury? What injury? Ovi dangled (thanks for saying that 4256459 times Locker) all night long and finished with a goal and an assist. Although I've come to assume that he'll score on every time he gets a breakaway so props to CP for shutting down Alex twice. He also added on six zero hits.

Nicklas Backstrom. Did have one giveaway (one more than he's usually good for)...Made up for it by winning the game. 47% from the dot isn't terrible. Let's see more shots on net, though.

Brian Pothier. He has become a (very) poor man's Mike Green. Gotta love the fact that he's willing to drive the net and pay the price late in the game. Why was he ever a healthy scratch?

Alexandre Giroux. Just kidding!


Mathieu Perreault. Keeps creating = keeps playing with the Caps.

Karl Alzner. Picks up his first assist of his career in 20+ minutes. More King Karl plz.

Jay Beagle. Almost knocked in Ovechkin's rebound. Shoulda, woulda, coulda Jay. Next time.


The Rooster. Boo! Hiss! Dude, seriously go away. Who died and promoted him to the first line? Okay maybe that last one was a little harsh, but I digress. Giroux did not have a good game. Two stupid #$%@ing penalties. The first interference call was kinda bogus, but as he was leaving the box (for a second time) in the third, Travis Moen was celebrating Montreal's third goal. He is indeed a 'tweener' (no, not this). Good in the AHL, not so much in the NHL ('Inbetween' the AHL/NHL...get it?). Words spoken by Locker. Yes Craig, I make up words too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

10 Stats - Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals

All four of Nicklas Backstrom's goals have come at home.

Mike Green was penalized seven times in Washington's first eight games. In the 15 games since then, he's been sent to the sin bin just once.

Brendan Morrison has scored more goals (seven) against Buffalo than against any other Eastern Conference team.

On Saturday against Toronto (23rd game of the season), Brooks Laich registered his sixth five-shot game. Last year, Laich's sixth game with five or more shots came on February 3rd (52nd game).

Jose Theodore is 8-3-1 against the Northwest Division as a member of the Capitals.

Buffalo is 5-1 in when Thomas Vanek scores a goal.

Jason Pominville has two goals and three assists in the past four games played between these teams at the Verizon Center.

The Sabres are 7-2 this year when Tim Connolly gets three or more shots on net.

Henrik Tallinder has four goals in the last 193 games (including the 2007 Playoffs).

Ryan Miller is 5-1 in his career playing in the nation's capital.