Monthly Archives: March 2007

Lottery Footrace

Today, the NHL announced that its Draft Lottery will be held at high noon on April 10th at the league offices in New York. The results will be announced immediately afterward. Teams that did not make the playoffs (or those … Continue reading

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Happy, Happy, Happy: College Playoff Puck on Local Cable TV This Weekend

Wonderful news: the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) will be airing the first of three NCAA hockey playoff games this weekend beginning at 8:30 this evening, with the Midwest Regional’s second game between BU and Michigan State. Tomorrow MASN will cover … Continue reading

Posted in College Hockey, Puck Sodas | 10 Comments

Choppy Seas Forecast for the Norfolk Admirals

We in Washington know well what restlessness within an American Hockey League franchise can spawn when a parent club poorly feeds the farm. In 2005, the Hershey Bears had had enough of the meager support provided by the Colorado Avalanche, … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Chicago Blackhawks, Entry Draft, Hershey Bears | 5 Comments

OFB Movie Review: Trailer Park Boys

Many of our readers won’t be familiar with the irreverent Canadian export ‘The Trailer Park Boys,’ now in its sixth season of production on the cable outlet Showcase. And that’s a shame, because as TV programs go — even late-night … Continue reading

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Bears Surge into First Place in the East

With its victory over Springfield 4-2 at the Giant Center last night, the Hershey Bears tied Norfolk with 96 points and grabbed a share of first place in the AHL’s East division. Norfolk and Hershey are also tied for the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Hockey Boy

Who doesn’t hate stepping in dog poo? The lesson: Pick up after your dog, or Hockey Boy will getcha!

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The Center of Attention

A tip of the hat to JP for finding fresh news published in Sweden related to Nick Backstrom’s status for next season. According to this report, official talks between the Caps and Team Backstrom began yesterday. Fingers crossed.

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Knee-jerks: @ Buffalo, 3/21/07

And back to reality for the Caps, with a visit to the high-flying Buffalo Sabres bringing the Caps back down to Earth. The Caps were very game in the first, but Buffalo’s talent rose to the top in the second, … Continue reading

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Bucci on Wheeler (and Ovechkin)

John Buccigross weighs in on the amazing Blake Wheeler goal in his latest ESPN column: [To] Blake Wheeler from the University of Minnesota hockey squad: Dude, I was anchoring “SportsCenter” on Saturday night when you scored that goal. It was … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks: Practice, 3/20/07

With an alternate work schedule today, I was able to attend my first Caps practice since training camp and first visit to Kettler Capitals Iceplex since the ribbon cutting press conference. I took a few notes and will present them … Continue reading

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