Monthly Archives: August 2007

Washington Forward Alex Ovechkin: Krikunov Wanted to Fine Me

Following yesterday’s interview with Viktor Kozlov, here is another with Alexander Ovechkin by Pavel Lynsenkov of Sovetsky Sport . Thanks again to OFB friend Dmitry Chesnokov for providing another translation. Yesterday SovSport decided to call Alex Ovechkin and caught him … Continue reading

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New Cap Viktor Kozlov: Pass to Ovechkin and Don’t Stand in the Way

In these dog days of hockey-less summer, we are grateful for OFB friend Dmitry Chesnokov providing another translation–this time an interview with new Capital Viktor Kozlov conducted by Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport. ABOUT PASHA [PAVEL] AND SASHA [ALEX] Viktor, … Continue reading

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Summer State of the Team – The Goalies

When the Washington Capitals hit the ice in Atlanta on October 5th, the forward and defense groups will likely have some new faces, but one constant will remain: big #37 will be guarding the net. In our final look at … Continue reading

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Puttin’ on the Foil for a Classic Hockey Fight

On this day of rest, let us sit back and watch the pugilistic labors of others. Here’s a fantastic hockey fight starring John Wensink of the Boston Bruins challenging, well, the entire North Stars team. After the puts the beat-down … Continue reading

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Ballston Common Sweater

Wilson Blvd. entrants to Ballston Common Mall this August are immediately greeted by an enormous new sweater banner for the Caps. It has to be 30 feet high. It’s two-sided and it looks awesome. photo courtesy of the Washington Capitals

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OFB: New Fan of the Caps’ Fanclub

I†went to†Kettler Capitals Wednesday†afternoon planning on interviewing one special hockey player but actually met up and chatted with two. Teshawn Johnson, 8, of the Distrct was camping at Kettler while I spoke with Boyd Gordon. How he got there caught … Continue reading

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Area MSM Serving Up a Fresh Dish of the Superficial

We know that something deemed culturally significant transpired in town last night, because more than 45,000 people showed up at RFK, among them Michael Wilbon. This morning, his paper boasts an above-and-below-the-fold color photo of the phenomenon. This we know … Continue reading

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On Modern Practice Rinks and Their Fan Friendly Potential

The Caps will inaugurate their formal training for the upcoming season on Saturday, September 8, when the rookies arrive at Kettler Capitals. The following Wednesday the rookies will travel to the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in suburban Philadelphia and … Continue reading

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Boyd Gordon’s Summer School

How exactly does an NHLer spend his summer preparing for the rigors of the NHL’s 82 games-plus season? We know vaguely that many of them retain the services of personal trainers, that they skate a fair bit with other NHLers … Continue reading

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The Market Speaks on the Caps’ New Look

Early returns on the Caps’ new look look quite good: a 228-percent increase in sales figures for the club over a year ago. Only Buffalo and Nashville experienced higher increases, the NHL informed clubs today. The Caps had two of … Continue reading

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