Monthly Archives: August 2007

Olie’s New Mask

Off Wing Opinion has posted photos of Olie’s new red-white-and-blue mask. Check out the rest of the pictures here.

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Only God Can Save Baseball in Baltimore

History — of the lurid, malicious, nauseating, revolting, and unfathomable kind — was made at Camden Yards Wednesday afternoon. According to ESPN, Texas’ 30 runs, 27-run victory represent the great smackdown in baseball since 1897. That’s the nineteenth century — … Continue reading

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Avert Your Eyes — Hockey Jersey Mishaps

We’re going to be taking a look at revamped hockey sweaters this week, so let’s start with the bottom of the barrel with some bizarre missteps. It’s just a sampling, by no means comprehensive; we’ve skipped some of the NHL … Continue reading

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Should Washington Have Major Junior Hockey? You Bet

In 2007-08, the United States Hockey League will welcome its 13th franchise into league play: Fargo, North Dakota (as of this writing unmascoted) will join the buzz-generating development league, skating in a brand-new 5,000-seat rink. The team will be led … Continue reading

Posted in College Hockey, Entry Draft, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League | 12 Comments

Produce the NHL

Here’s an opportunity to put your creative stamp on video productions used by the Washington Capitals and other NHL teams. Based in Washington, DC and LA, BASE Productions, Inc. is looking for a video producer to work during the 2007-2008 … Continue reading

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Rod Brind’Amour as William Wallace?

With the retirement of Mike Ricci, Brind’Amour seems the leading candidate for the, er,†most attractiveness-challenged NHLer.†I love the old Whalers sweaters in this clip: †

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The Adirondacks in August Are Frozen in Time

Loyal reader John Wahala shared with us this week photos from his August vacation in the Adirondacks, which included his first-ever visit to Herb Brooks Arena. While we in D.C. were melting John was bluejeaned and sweatshirted and strolling down … Continue reading

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Steve Czaban Steps in It

Howard Stern did at least one commendable thing for his culture: every day he reminded us that radio is the lowest form of all media. In D.C., we needn’t have had Stern to point this out; not when we have … Continue reading

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Seeking a Frozen Fountain of Youth

Light a candle tonight for the welfare and recovery of an aged hockey player. I’ve had five days to prepare for my arrival on summer ice among and against a band of contemporary collegiate hockey players, as a beer leaguer … Continue reading

Posted in College Hockey, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Morning cup-a-joe, Shinny | 3 Comments

The Can’t Miss Kid Didn’t

Today former Cap Bobby Carpenter got the Hall Call: he’ll be enshrined in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame later this year. Younger Caps’ and hockey fans may not remember the peak years of Carpenter’s career in the NHL, with … Continue reading

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