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  • Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has 24 goals and 45 points this season. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    DALY: Break up the Capitals, Ovechkin included

    Ted Leonsis, ever the romantic, has been trying to paint the Sistine Chapel. He doesn't just want the Washington Capitals to be successful in the business sense, he wants them to be a club that contends for the Stanley Cup year after year — and is always part of the hockey conversation. Can't fault a guy for that. What Caps fan, after nearly four decades of Cup-lessness, doesn't yearn for the same thing?


  • Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman talks with Wizards center JaVale McGee in the second quarter of an NBA game against the Miami Heat in Washington, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    PEAY: Wizards need capable vets to lead youths

    Like a teacher with a classroom full of young students, Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman does what he can, given the challenges of a post-lockout season. The instruction, Wittman believes, is getting through to his charges. But then they promptly go out and flunk the test.


  • Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis notified season-ticket holders in an email Wednesday night that ticket prices would be increased next year. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Capitals to raise season-ticket prices next season

    This might not be the timing the Washington Capitals wanted, but in an email sent to season-ticket holders on Wednesday night, owner Ted Leonsis indicated most will pay more next year.


  • Center JaVale McGee is one Wizard whose decision-making has been called into question during Washington's 1-12 start to the season. (Associated Press)

    SNYDER: Wizards show case of arrested development

    The Wizards are stuck in reverse with the pedal floored, collectively unable to comprehend the words "measured" or "smart."


  • Fans watch the second period of the NHL Winter Classic game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Caps have to chill out until Winter Classic arrives

    Unless the NHL ditches the idea of outdoor hockey and the buzz, ratings and money that goes with it, a Winter Classic in Washington is more of a question of when, not if.


  • Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis will have his son represent the franchise at the NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday night. Washington has a 19.9 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

    SNYDER: For Ted Leonsis, Wizards' progress more important than results

    Some fans look at the Washington Wizards and see a glass that's half full. Other fans look at the team and see a bare table, no glass at all.


  • Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis notified season-ticket holders in an email Wednesday night that ticket prices would be increased next year. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Ted Leonsis, youthful Wizards not looking in rearview mirror

    Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis opened media day as expected Thursday, with an unfailingly positive attitude about the team and a forward-thinking attitude and approach to the upcoming season.


  • At 6 feet 9 inches, Wizards rookie Chris Singleton plays bigger than his listed height. Washington could depend on size this season to make up for a lack of experience. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    SNYDER: Wizards have size to stand tall over opposition

    Wes Unseld embodied toughness for the Washington Bullets throughout the '70s, providing an imposing presence in the paint. The same was true of the "Bruise Brothers," Jeff Ruland and Rick Mahorn, whose picks and elbows were a menace to opponents in the early '80s.


  • New Washington Capitals Head Coach Dale Hunter takes to the ice with his team as they practice together for the first time, at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va, Monday, November 28, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

    DALY: Two-way was only way Hunter knew how to play

    As Dale Hunter skated around the ice at Kettler Iceplex on Monday, shaking players' hands and engaging in small talk, you asked yourself: Do these Washington Capitals — the Europeans, especially — even know who their new coach is?


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