Monthly Archives: July 2007

Truer Words

Jason LaCanfora had the great honor of delivering the eulogy for Dave Fay this past weekend. Jason got to know Dave quite well as they shared the Caps’ beat for rival newspapers for five years. It was a moving and … Continue reading

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Russia’s Windy City – More on Ovechkin’s Offseason Training

More from OFB’s friends at Sovetsky Sport: These days Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Gonchar and other Russian NHL players are sweating at their training camp in St Petersburg. Sovetsky Sport decided to pay the guys a visit. It is … Continue reading

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No Summer Vacation for Ovechkin

While we enjoy our summer cookouts and fun in the sun, Alexander Ovechkin is hard at work training for the 2007-08 NHL season. Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport recently spoke with Ovechkin during his hockey training regimen. Below is a … Continue reading

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The Silent Indictment

I read no new Harry Potter this past weekend and instead familiarized myself with details about likely indictments in baseball (Barry Bonds) and basketball (NBA referee Tom Donaghy). In Saturday’s Washington Post, Dave Sheinen had a fascinating account of Major … Continue reading

Posted in Gary Bettman, Hockey Hall of Fame, Hockey Heroes, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Washington Post | 1 Comment

Russian Red?

Here is our first look at Alexander Ovechkin wearing the new logo and colours, courtesty of OFB friend Dmitry Chesnokov of Sovietsky Sport. On the right, fellow Russian and new Capitals teammate Viktor Kozlov poses with Ovechkin. Photos by Sovietsky … Continue reading

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Hockey Jobs Galore

Love the Washington Capitals? Enjoy getting paid? Well perhaps you can start receiving paychecks stamped with the Capitals’ new logo: the team is looking to hire a†Guest Services Specialist. While the Capitals have only one listing at the moment, other … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Depth Chart, Summer 2007

Herewith, our attempt to devise a depth chart for the Caps to coincide with the recent completion of the team’s annual Rookie Development Camp. It’s important to note that with it we are not forecasting specific line combos but rather … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gordon, Boyd Gordon, Brian Sutherby, Brooks Laich, Chris Bourque, Dave Steckel, Development Camp, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Joe Finley, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Pettinger, Michal Neuvirth, Milan Jurcina, Olaf Kolzig | 15 Comments

Hit the Ice to Beat Cancer

Our friends at will be holding their monthly charity hockey game on July 29th from 2 – 3:30 pm at Kettler, and will be donating the proceeds to Hockey Fights Cancer in the name of the recently departed Dave … Continue reading

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On Poorly Conceived PR Pranks

The news that the Islanders have lured Hall of Fame Coach Al Arbour out of retirement to come back and coach a single game†behind their bench on November 3 has the smell of misguided gimmick to it.†(He’ll sign a one-day … Continue reading

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Additional Inkings: Steckel, Hunt

Two more promising young players have re-upped with the Caps: center Dave Steckel signed a two-year deal, and defenseman Jamie Hunt is in the fold for 2007-08, the Caps announced today. Steckel is coming off his finest season as a … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Dave Steckel, Hershey Bears | 1 Comment