The Washington Times - March 11, 2011, 11:18PM

So I guess I picked a good time to start covering the Capitals, eh? Hi, I’m Stephen Whyno, your shiny, new Capitals beat reporter for The Washington Times and welcome to Capitals Watch.

First some very brief personal info - brief because, let’s face it, this isn’t about me. I come to Washington from Philadelphia where I was the Flyers reporter for Philly Sports Daily. I went to the University of Maryland and enjoyed a two-year stint at the Times from 2007 until the end of 2009. Now I’m back as we relaunch sports and try to feed a hunger for more sports news.

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That’s exactly what I’m going to try to do - fill you in on every piece of Caps news that’s out there. I like to write, I like to blog, I like to interact, so comment, tweet at me - @SWhyno - and I hope to give you the pulse of the room, the team and everything around it. Wins and losses are how sports are measured, but it’s much more than that, and I hope to take you all inside the game both with the Caps and the rest of the NHL.

It’s good timing, too, to step up the Caps coverage, though I can’t take much credit for the seven-game winning streak. But I will be writing about those who can, from George McPhee and Bruce Boudreau to new acquisitions Dennis Wideman and Jason Arnott and everyone in between. Those moves seem to be paying off, and in much of the same way I aim to make it worth your while to check out Capitals Watch now and often.