Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Skeletons From The Closet, Vol. IV

Sticking with the 1989-90 team, after Don Beaupre split a pair of decisions to open the season, the Caps decided to give their first round pick from the previous summer's draft a shot in net on the road in Hartford. The youngster made 19 saves on 23 shots against ("It's not that [he] was bad") and ten days later got another opportunity to play in Maple Leaf Gardens. But after an 8-4 loss to Toronto, he was sent back to Tri-City of the WHL and didn't make another NHL start until October of 1993. He would go on to appear in 708 more games for the Caps and set nearly every franchise goaltending record, but his appearance in this video (and in these cards) remind us that he was once a very young man with a very "weak mustache":

And here's a still, because Olie Kolzig is, and forever will be, the man:

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are more like rotting corpses than skeletons. These videos are brutal. Please stop.

JP said...

"Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

Anonymous said...

JP, do you know a source of any old Caps videos that can be seen. I still have images in my mind of Ifarte coming out of the box and taking a pass from Paul Cavalini for a breakaway and blistering a slapshot past some poor goaltender. Never can find anything like that on Youtube.

Jed said...

I love these videos! Keep them coming! I'd love to see the current caps do a "retro" remake of them.

norske said...

I can't believe that, not only did they make these videos at all, but that they did more than one in the same season.

Anonymous said...

the kid's face at the end says it all.

Anonymous said...

Rotting corpses, I tell ya!!!

breed16 said...

Are you sure that's not Olie's long lost twin Mexican brother, Pedro Kolzig?

JP said...

@ Anon2: Sorry for not getting back to you on this sooner. Unfortunately, the answer is "no."