Monday, June 02, 2008

Skeletons From The Closet, Vol. I

The 1988-89 Washington Capitals were flat-out stacked. Their opening night roster featured four future Hall of Famers (including a trio on the blueline), a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, and, by the time the season ended, three 40-goal scorers.

The team won the Patrick Division title (you've seen the banner at the VC), only to be bounced in the first round of the playoffs by the Flyers, so the video below (reminiscent of the great Flames vid that made the rounds not too long ago) may be only the second biggest embarrassment of that season. Enjoy.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

anyone remember joe juneaus band back in the 90s? what was the song he wrote for the caps? any links?

Anonymous said...

Bump Carrie Milbank back to the top, the hell with hockey for now...

breed16 said...

Rod Langway = that creepy dude at karaoke bars who gets a little too into it.

I believe Joey Juneau's band was "The OffWings" or something.

b.orr4 said...

Liked the little Elvis lip curl by Dave Christian and Mike Ridley's Bon Jovi hair. But seeing Scott Steven's just pissed me off knowing that if Abe Pollin weren't so damn cheap, Scott could have been leading us to multiple Cups and not the Devils.

Anonymous said...

Good Lord. While you're at it why not post the video of the Rangers' Sassoon Jeans commercial.

Anonymous said...

Where's the "Ice Breakers, Goals Shakers" song?

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DrCapsFan said...

I thought Kevin Hatcher's voice was a little more high pitched than that..

I also did not realize how great a saxophone player Dale Hunter is...

Give some love to Rod Langway and Mike Gartner sporting the 'staches.

Someone should send this to the players on the Swedish National team so they can all laugh at their coach.

tg said...

I forgot how stacked this team was. But choking in the playoffs, just like any other Murray (Bryan or Terry) coached team. *sigh*

You figure that this one and the one that got swept by Boston (92? 93?) were the ones that should have at least made it to the Finals that year.

Anonymous said...

One word: MORTIFYING

Eli said...

According to http://www.myspace.com/joejuneau
Joe Jouneau's band was indeed "offwing." I was always more of a fan of Al Iafrate's "Wild Things," though.

I wonder if either has made it to youtube...