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Box Seats Archive: Kareem El-Alaily

Thoughts on deadline day trades

Yesterday’s trades have brought in two new players – Dennis Wideman and Jason Arnott – to the Caps. This comes in addition to GM George McPhee’s waiver wire pilfering of Marco Sturm from the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. All...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | March 1, 2011; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Counting down to the trade deadline...

With one week remaining before the crucial NHL trade deadline there is a general consensus that the Caps cannot afford to stand pat. Other top teams in the East – primarily Philadelphia and Boston – have made notable moves...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | February 21, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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A red road renaissance

The Ovechkin era has enthralled D.C. area fans, filling up Chinatown on game nights and elevating the Verizon Center into one of the toughest, loudest places to play in the NHL. Lest you think the Rockin’ the Red phenomenon is...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | February 10, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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What ails the Caps?

Much is riding on the final 31 games of the season. While the Caps are a mere four points out of first place in the Southeast, they’re also only seven points up on ninth place Carolina. Being in the jumbled...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | February 1, 2011; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wanted in D.C.: a centrist mindset

Want to know how to spark a hearty debate among old-school Cap fans? Ask him/her the last time the Caps had two highly-skilled, impact centers on the roster. Some may go back to 2002-03, when the Caps had Robert Lang...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | January 26, 2011; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Why the Caps need to win the division

At the start of the season I thought the Caps were a 110-point team who would play at last year’s level and only see a decline in their point totals from last season because of an improved Southeast division. Well,...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | January 18, 2011; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Older Entries in This Category »

What to do with Alex Semin?, Kareem El-Alaily , January 13, 2011
Caps: contender or pretender?, Kareem El-Alaily , January 6, 2011
Truly a Classic experience, Kareem El-Alaily , January 3, 2011
A weekend's worth of thoughts, Kareem El-Alaily , December 28, 2010
Thursday thoughts on the rivalry, Kareem El-Alaily , December 23, 2010
Where's plan B?, Kareem El-Alaily , December 15, 2010
Five Friday thoughts, Kareem El-Alaily , December 10, 2010
Is Johansson a viable option for second-line center?, Kareem El-Alaily , December 8, 2010
The Hannan trade and its impact on 2C, Kareem El-Alaily , December 2, 2010
At the quarter turn: An improved defense?, Kareem El-Alaily , November 22, 2010
John Erskine and other random thoughts, Kareem El-Alaily , November 17, 2010
A view from the Wahoo side of the Potomac, Kareem El-Alaily , November 12, 2010
Thank you, Ron Weber, Kareem El-Alaily , November 10, 2010
Three Thursday thoughts, Kareem El-Alaily , November 4, 2010
The most divisive issue in Caps-land, Kareem El-Alaily , November 2, 2010
Analysis: Constructing a Stanley Cup winner, Box Seats blogger , October 28, 2010
Three Tuesday thoughts, Box Seats blogger , October 26, 2010
The odds of NHL drafting success, Box Seats blogger , October 21, 2010
More on the Caps and the media, Box Seats blogger , October 19, 2010
Are the Caps getting a free pass from the media?, Box Seats blogger , October 13, 2010
Is D.C. a hockey town?, Box Seats blogger , October 5, 2010
Is Poti really worth the money?, Box Seats blogger , September 30, 2010
Random hockey musings, Box Seats blogger , September 21, 2010
Five ugly truths about the Caps, Box Seats blogger , September 16, 2010
An introduction from a Caps blogger, Box Seats blogger , September 14, 2010
 
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