Monthly Archives: July 2007

Missing the Big Catch on TV

By pure coincidence I picked a marvel of a week to bring high definition television into my home: it’s “SharkWeek” on the Discovery Channel. 2007 marks the program’s 20th anniversary, and over the course of its two decades of mid-summer … Continue reading

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Summer State of the Team – The Forwards

As Training Camp slowly (so slowly) approaches, we decided to take a quick look at some of the new faces, returnees, hopefuls and last-chancers that will be vying for a spot in the Caps’ forward corps. Battles at many slots … Continue reading

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Seabrook leaves Pioneers, becomes a Hitman

Defenseman Keith Seabrook, drafted by the Caps in 2006 (52nd overall), has decided to leave the Denver Pioneers to join Kelly Kisio’s Calgary Hitmen. The offensive blueliner will join Caps’ 2007 first round pick Karl Alzner in Calgary’s defensive corps. … Continue reading

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Checking in with Steve Eminger

The Caps’ site has posted Mike Vogel’s excellent interview with defenceman Steve Eminger; check it out†here.

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Caps Avoid Arbitration with Jurcina

The Washington Capitals have announced that they have re-signed defenseman Milan Jurcina to a two-year contract. In doing so, they have avoided the arbitration process which was to begin on Monday. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the … Continue reading

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College Hockey, Hollywood, and . . . Alabama?

What prompted this odd headline? Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt “Herb Brooks in Miracle” Russell and Goldie Hawn, has committed to play for the University of Alabama-Huntsville’s NCAA Division I program next year. 21-year-old Russell, a goaltender for the Brampton … Continue reading

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New Puck Pad

My weekend has already started, but there’ll be little leisure to it: I’m moving, from one portion of Montgomery County to another. Gus is heading up from No. Va. very early Saturday morning in his van to help out. Normally, … Continue reading

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Sometimes Cheaters Do Prosper

Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated recently spoke with Brett Hull about hockey rulebreaking. Hull is a self-proclaimed cheater who proudly flaunted the NHL’s blade-curve restrictions; he also discusses other ways players have bent or broken the rules for a competitive … Continue reading

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New Face on the Beat

OFB has learned of a new reporter assigned to the Washington Capitals. Lisa Hillary has joined Comcast SportsNet as an anchor/reporter. Lisa will serve as the primary reporter for the network’s Washington Capitals coverage. Along with her duties with the … Continue reading

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Laich Arbitration Decision

Per Mike Vogel on Dump and Chase, Brooks Laich will be paid $725,000.† It is a one-way deal.

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