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Twittering the Caps

We've been told it's about time the Capitals Insider joins the fleet of Post sports twitterers, so here goes nothing:

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By Lindsay Applebaum  |  March 12, 2009; 2:20 PM ET
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I was just thinking about this earlier today, though I was more thinking the Caps could follow us twittering them things we wanted to sorta' see on the ice. Like a mandatory reading of our blogging here.

*heads over to sign up on*

GOOO, Caps!

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | March 12, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

i dont get it.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 12, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Danny Briere is returning to the Philadelphia lineup tonight because of "reduced swelling and less bleeding in his groin." - Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted by: _stevo | March 12, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Twitter will merely forcibly distill your thoughts into 140 idiotic characters.

Please don't use it. I beg you.

Posted by: mikeygreen | March 12, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse


Guess his BF was easier on him last night?

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 12, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't get it, either...

Posted by: Baildog | March 12, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: _stevo | March 12, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm on a couple of Caps twitter feeds. One of them twitters for every event in a game, and usually I'll get 30 or 40 twitters a game. (This will make you crazy, fast.)

Posted by: kittypawz | March 12, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

F that.

Posted by: ejohnsto | March 12, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Don't do it, I can't get to twitter from work. Bad enough that I can't get to youtube to check out the clips that are posted here.

Oh, this is my first post, so take it easy on me... I love reading the content here and it gets me through the day as my job is dull.


Posted by: hbcapsfan | March 12, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

twitter is an aweful idea...stay away from it. "I'm sitting now"..."I'm walking to the store."..."I'm breathing." WTF?

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 12, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I expect "The Nylander" to have a monster game.

Posted by: SA-Town | March 12, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I have a feeling the Flyers are going to be dirtier than ever knowing we have no fists to back it up -- Ovi or Theo will have to scrap tonight

Posted by: capsgary | March 12, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we can get Brashear a seat right behind the Flyers bench.

Posted by: SA-Town | March 12, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to give a big thumbs down to the Twitter idea. It's totally annoying.

Posted by: mikesgirl1 | March 12, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict no fights or rough stuff tonight, if only because John Stevens has been yelling at the guys to keep the penalties down. Carcillo is trying to prove that he can take Upshall's place, so he's picking his battles carefully. (Have I gone over 140 characters yet?)

Whoever is in the box most loses tonight.

And Biron is starting because he's hot. As ever, we're looking for someone to claim the Number 1 goalie spot. Nitty got blown out against the Flames last week and hasn't seen the ice since, I don't think.

Posted by: DC_Flyer | March 12, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

From an earlier thread:

how do you "impose" a finesse style of play on a game??? In my book, a team with a couple of guys that can drop the gloves are in a better position to do this as opposed to a team that does not (Detroit aside).

Posted by: doughless | March 12, 2009 2:01 PM


Are you suggesting that the only way to win hockey games, series, or Stanley cups is to have players that drop the gloves more than other teams. I'll admit that I'm pretty new to hockey but that makes no sense whatsoever. If that were the case, the Flyers would have 10 Stanley Cups. The idea between two teams of differing styles - whatever styles they might be - is to force the other team to play to your strengths. So, if you trap you always trap and make the other team dump and chase. If you're a finesse team you skate, work hard, and stay out of the box. If your team is more physical than you try to play that game. The only way to impose a team's style of play is to force the other team to do it - if the other team won't participate, what do you do? Are the Flyers going to punch everyone in the face and go to the box for 20 penalties? Probably not. Are they going to hit? Yep. The Caps just have to refuse to play cheap ass hockey and force the Flyers to play a more open ice game. Whichever team is more sucessful will probably win.

Really? I think you believe that impose and physical are synonyms. Do you watch any other sports? Have you ever seen Nolan Richardson's Arkansas teams play baskbetball? The Lakers forcing the pace? The Pistons playing lockdown D and getting physical? How about the Chargers throwing in the Fouts days? The Giants running the ball with Parcells? Maybe John Chaney's Temple basketball teams? Dean Smith's UNC squads running the backdoor? Stockton and Malone on the pick-and-roll? The Oklahoma wishbone? Need any more? Let me know, I got a million of them. Imposing your game plan is not directly related at all to your style of play.

Posted by: saintex | March 12, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the idea of people twittering. It reaks of delusional thoughts of grandeur aka "stuck-up snobs who think their time on the cr@pper needs to be publicized". No, on the twitter. I'd rather read Tarik and Katie and their Russian friend's articles/posts on here than going to that silly site for info.

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | March 12, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

The best thing about Twitter: If you don't get it/like it? You don't have to pay any attention to it whatsoever! And those of us who enjoy using it get an extra bonus. See? Everyone is happy! It's not like all the Insider people are going to stop posting articles in a timely fashion because they are too busy tweeting.

Lindsay, I think it's a great idea. I recently started doing it for my job and it can be kind of strange at first, figuring out what to say to keep it interesting. But I have to admit it is pretty addictive.

Posted by: amberlynne | March 12, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

twitter, face book, myspace, all crap. get out a bit folks

Posted by: daddy_axe | March 12, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Twitter is for people whose attention span is no more 5 seconds. Hate it.

Posted by: tess2201 | March 12, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

lylewimbledon: You're absolutely right that the the "I'm going to go to the bathroom now"-style twittering is pretty lame, but hopefully this feed, being a more directed, won't be like that. We'll see, but I'm willing to give it a chance.

Posted by: chrisd3 | March 12, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

'twitter, face book, myspace, all crap. get out a bit folks'

What's the difference between following Caps news here or on Twitter? If you don't like it, don't use it. I doubt you were 'out' while posting that comment.

The more caps coverage the better.

Posted by: SilentAlarm | March 12, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: buzzardbait | March 13, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

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