The slow fade of the Washington Capitals 

December, 16, 2010
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I just watched/heard a recently recorded version of "Blue Christmas" by my guys -- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (here's a 2000 version). It was part of a five-song performance by Bruce and the band, filmed in Asbury Park last week. You can check it out until Jan. 1 at www.vevo.com. Anyway, it put me in a little more of a Christmas mood, which is nice. Actually, it's really nice!

So, with a hearty "Ho, ho, ho," let's take the plunge into today's mailbag to see what teams and players you think have been naughty and nice.

You can get in on the action and send me questions by clicking here or on Twitter.

What's wrong with my beloved Caps? And, do you think we have to make a coaching change? -- Amy, Virginia

Actually, Amy, Hockey Prospectus wrote an article about just this topic yesterday. Check it out.

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