Monthly Archives: January 2007

“The Ghost” to Crosby: Please Leave

One of our favourite words at OFB is Schadenfreude: “enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others.” Our latest enjoyment comes from Dallas, where everything is bigger, but not Sidney Crosby. According to Martin Leclerc at Le Journal de Montreal, Crosby … Continue reading


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The OFB Top 20 Prospects

Prospect rankings are necessarily subjective and by design no more than a snapshot in time. And yet January, delivering the pro and college hockey seasons’ midpoints, as well as the completion of the World Junior Championships, seems the right time … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gordon, College Hockey, DraftGeek, Mathieu Perreault | 9 Comments

Lays Fuels Goals

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Christine Simpson Gets Ovechkin His Lays

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Caps Go After Niedermeyer (and Otter)

Consistent critics of pro hockey ticket prices, we also praise well-conceived and meaningful discount schemes, and the Caps have a new one. Targeting the poorest among us (college kids), the Caps this week announced that for the remainder of the … Continue reading

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Morning Cup-a-Joe (1/24/07)

From an actual NHL press release: “The lighter, drier uniforms generated 9% less wind drag in wind tunnel tests at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” Its arenas notably emptier than a year ago, its television ratings in the toilet, its … Continue reading

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Ovechkin on the Rebuild

Alex Ovechkin took a break from rebuilding the Caps to help build a house. Ovechkin, along with other NHL All-Stars and alumni, joined the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity outside the American Airlines Center to frame a house with a … Continue reading

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OFB at the Roundtable

Eric McErlain at Off Wing Opinion moderated a roundtable discussion on how the Washington Capitals have progressed so far this season. Along with DCSportsChick and Japers’ Rink, Eric was kind enough to involve the four of us at OFB. We … Continue reading

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Joe Drop-em-and-Go, Australia’s Secretary of Defense?

Word from Down Under that Prime Minister John Howard is going to extreme lengths to establish a sense of fierceness to his cabinet: “NEW Workplace Relations Minister Joe Hockey has ruled out fundamental changes to the Coalition’s industrial laws but … Continue reading

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Update: Project Pennsylvania Moving Vans

No fewer than three fresh items of delicious print media to acknowledge for Schadenfreude-minded Caps’ fans as it relates to Mullet Insolvency and Homelessness. The first, which runs in this morning’s Pittsburgh Tribune Review, is headlined “Lemieux ‘very disappointed’ over … Continue reading

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