Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Whither Bruce?

Former Caps coach and noted "fixer" Bruce Cassidy is in need of employment this morning. The Globe and Mail reports that Cassidy has been relieved of his duties coaching the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League, who are 2-9-0-1 and in the midst of a six-game losing streak. He was 31-30-0-5 last year, in his first year with the Frontenacs.

From head coach of the Caps to an assistant with the Blackhawks to the OHL. Expect Cassidy to be appearing soon, officiating the Mites on Ice feature at Verizon Center -- he'll be the one in the Slapshot costume.

Thanks to Tank1 on the Official for picking up on this one.

Why Penguin Fans Come to DC...Revealed

Seriously, where would you prefer to watch a hockey game...

Verizon Center?...

Or Mellon Arena?...

Can you really blame them?

So, where's our Mr. Cap?

Once upon a time, there was a baseball player...played for a gawd-awful team that hadn't won spit since dinosaurs roamed the earth...but he was as happy as can be, just to get to the ball park and play. And he played well...well enough to finish his career with more than 2,500 hits, more than 1,500 RBI, more than 500 home runs, and a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

And you know what he might be most famous for?...a quote...

"It's a beautiful day for a ball game, let's play

So, in honor of "Mr. Cub," Ernie Banks....buck up Caps fans -- it's a beautiful day for a Caps game, let's play overtime!