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Lightning at Islanders preview

Tampa Bay plays a pair in the greater Northeast this weekend, starting with the 7th seeded New York Islanders and moving on to Washington and the division leading(!) Capitals.

Links on Mike Thibault as Mystics GM and Coach

Positive vibes are all around the women's professional basketball world with the Mystics hiring a very well respected coach in the WNBA.

Thibault sees opportunity to make Mystics elite

Thibault says he will focus on free agency before making any decisions about whether or not to break up the core of the WNBA-worst Mystics.

Lockout Lit: "A Man for No Seasons"

It's a clash of wills and wallets when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman opposes influential Flyers owner Ed Snider's demands to end to the lockout in this (not really) classic British stage play.

Ted Leonsis remembers the DC Sniper Attacks Ten Years Ago

Not Wizards related per se, but I was a freshman in college not in the DC area and watching the breaking news on this story as it happened. I was that scared too. Here's Ted's recollection of that time.

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Okay, So the Mystics Made a Coaching Change: Now What?

After demanding it for quite some time, in multiple posts and comments, Monumental Sports and Entertainment finally did the right thing and terminated Trudi Lacey yesterday. Before I get to...

We want to build teams in the NBA, NHL and WNBA that are generationally great. And by great I mean...

We want to build teams in the NBA, NHL and WNBA that are generationally great. And by great I mean teams that: * Qualify for the playoffs year after year * Are in contention for a championship * Make the community and fan base proud * Are popular and can sell out every game * Ultimately win a ring That isn't easy. If you make the playoffs year after year, you have the opportunity to win a ring. It is obviously difficult to have all three teams in synch, but I would love to see the Capitals, Wizards and Mystics all participating in the playoffs in the same year at Verizon Center! ...The Capitals and the Wizards currently are in different stages of their development. The Caps have made the playoffs five years in a row. ...The Wizards are just entering the third year of a rebuilding project (more on that during our Wizards Q & A), but we probably have made the most amount of change in the shortest amount of time in the NBA of late. ...The Mystics altered course from a team built around youth to a more veteran team. The plan is not working as we thought. So we will have to work together and implement a plan that gets us back to being a playoff participant.

Washington Mystics owner Ted Leonsis reiterates that he wants all three teams he owns to be generational and specifically mentions the Mystics in an answer without being asked about the WNBA team specifically. This comes from Japers' Rink, the SB Nation Washington Capitals blog.
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My Thoughts on Grunfeld Extension

http://www.beltwaysportsblog.com/2012/05/09/my-thoughts-on-the-grunfeld-resigning/ Above is the link to the website where I posted my thoughts on the Wizards extending Ernie Grunfelds contract,...

We are growing our season ticket holder base quite rapidly. We will soon have the lower bowl sold...

We are growing our season ticket holder base quite rapidly. We will soon have the lower bowl sold out. I believe we will have many sell outs in the next season and I am hopeful that our fans will order their tickets now for next season.

From Ted's blog. I agree that there are a lot of new STH's because like a third of the guys I see with their lanyards on are "Rookie STH's." However, selling seats, and actually getting butts in them are two different things and I want to see more of the latter, because this year has been pretty tough, and I like going to games.

We haven’t altered our rebuild plan in the least. We will be one of the youngest teams in the NBA....

We haven’t altered our rebuild plan in the least. We will be one of the youngest teams in the NBA. We have more moves to make certainly but this set of trades positions us well to continue to re-craft our team and refocus our culture to one that is serious and is about winning.

Ted Leonsis, from his blog. And no, he's not altering the plan.
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