McDavid Offers Oilers Hope For Turnaround Sabres Fans Celebrate Drafting Jack Eichel Coyotes Unveil First New Unis In 12 Years Ressler Will Have Final Say For Hawks Knicks Rebuild Begins With Porzingis Pick 76ers Rebuild Takes Shape With Okafor Pick Hornets Unveil Black Alternate Uniform MLS Club To Be Called Atlanta United FC Down Season Hurting Red Sox Sponsors' Businesses Mixed Reviews For Hawks' New Uniform Designs
Gretzky Believes Coyotes Can Survive In Phoenix Despite Economy
Published December 4, 2008
|Gretzky Believes Coyotes' Future
Remains In Phoenix
CAPITAL GAIN: In DC, Thomas Boswell writes the Capitals, in "just one year," have transformed their team "so completely that ... it expects to win almost every time out." As Steelers fans "usurp seats at FedEx Field, as the Wizards worry, as the Nats pray for renewals, the Caps are selling." A year ago, one "could debate the dominant pro athlete in town," but now it is Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin "by a mile." Every other major pro sports team in DC, even the "usually exceptional DC United," is now "rebuilding or switching coaches and systems." The Capitals are "lucky in their timing," as the economy "can't find its ripcord." As "disposable entertainment dollars shrink, excitement is what still sells," and with a "high-scoring, creative team, these are the most entertaining Caps ever" (WASHINGTON POST, 12/4).