For those of you who have a memory for the Baltimore Orioles of major league baseball, you might remember almost 30 years back to a time when the O's had pitching out the wazoo. In fact, Earl Weaver once referred to his starting rotation of pitchers as ''Cy Young'' (Mike Flanagan), "Cy Future'' (Scott McGregor), ''Cy Old'' (Jim Palmer), and ''Cy Present'' (Steve Stone).
Well, here we are at the end of December, and it's about time for the selection of the NHL player of the month. Among the leading contenders for the award are Capitals Alex Ovechkin (12-7-19, 2 GWG in December) and Nicklas Backstrom (6-15-21, 1 GWG).
Ovechkin (November) and Alexander Semin (October) already have won this year. They are POM "Old" (Semin being 24) and POM "Young" (Ovechkin, who is 23). If Backstrom wins, he's POM "Present."
Would that make Mike Green POM "Future?"
Just "The Capital Way," we guess.