Monthly Archives: October 2006

Those ridiculous tight-fitting sweaters are rumored to be moving forward

I am a big fan of Gary Bettman’s general handling of the most significant challenge on his watch — the lockout of ’04-’05 — but it’s his handling of the smaller things that are still near and dear to the … Continue reading

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Buffalo Fails to Break Record

It couldn’t be solved in neither regulation nor overtime, but the Atlanta Thrashers prevented the Buffalo Sabres from breaking an NHL record by starting the season 11-0 by winning beating in a shootout 5-4.

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The “Slumping” Alexander Ovechkin

Prior to Wednesday evening’s plexiglass-smashing showing, Alexander Ovechkin had been the focus of increasing criticism and hand-wringing within some quarters of the Capitals’ fan base. And among some media mischief-makers. The Caps’ Mike Vogel most recently addressed this in his … Continue reading


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A Rarely Seen Talent

Without the help of Kukla’s Korner, OFB would probably have missed the following: An exotic, exciting, never-before-seen-here species was sighted yesterday in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. It was a hockey player, but a strange one. He possesses explosive speed, an equally … Continue reading

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Sabres Tie Record

The Buffalo Sabres have joined the 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs as the only teams in NHL history to start the season a perfect 10 and 0 with their win over the New York Islanders last night. The Sabres look to … Continue reading

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Blogger Brokers Sports Partnership

In what could be the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship, The Washington Capitals are offering their fans a special offer in support of D.C. United. The two sports’ seasons have a little overlap, so this cross-marketing partnership could be … Continue reading

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NBA commish to his players: Please don’t roadtrip with your guns

(I swear this isn’t culled from The Onion.) NBA Commissioner David Stern on Wednesday issued a directive — or at least strong advice for public consumption — to his league’s players not to travel on the road this season packing … Continue reading

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Road trip’s first returns

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Green’s Goal

The following are two links to Mike Green’s goal against the Avalanche in Denver. ComcastSportsNet – MidAtlantic Altitude

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Knee-jerks: at Colorado, 10/25/06

The play of Olie Kolzig (despite giving up a softie) and the Caps killing a full two-minute five-on-three Avs power-play pretty much won the day. A good road win for the Caps, against a good team. I’m fairly impressed. -Richard … Continue reading

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