Monthly Archives: November 2007

“I always get up… That’s what a captain does.”

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Quintin Call Up – Official Word

Per the official press release: ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have recalled left wing Quintin Laing from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Laing will join the … Continue reading

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Kids Day at the Booth

I may be the only Caps blogger with a kid (two now, actually), at least for now. My four year old is really starting to get into hockey now. He’s accompanied Mrs. Gustafsson and me to several games this year. … Continue reading

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Quintin Call Up

According to the Patriot-News, the Capitals have called up winger Quintin Laing to help fill in the holes created by the injuries to Chris Clark and Boyd Gordon.

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Boudreau on the John Thompson Show

Interim Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau was a guest on yesterday’s John Thompson Show on SportsTalk980. Topics discussed were: The death of Sean Taylor. Coaching in the NHL. Approaching the game. No “X” in Boudreau. The task at hand vs. Florida … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks and Notes: Florida, 11/28

It was an exciting night up in the press box, as the producers for “Hockey Night In Canada” were interviewing bloggers for an upcoming segment. (CBC’s Elliotte Friedman, who also writes a blog, did the actual questioning.) A View from … Continue reading

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Slow Motion Struggles on a Sheet of Slop

Let’s stipulate that by virtue of being a distinctly busy, multi-use venue — home to the Hoyas, Wizards, Mystics, Caps, an annual horse show, various figure skating events, scores of concerts — the Verizon Center is metaphysically prohibited from achieving … Continue reading

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From the Vault of WaPost’s True Colors, Exhibit no. 106

During a standard, weekly online chat with readers yesterday Washington Post columnist/ESPN personality/general big media blowhard Michael Wilbon fielded questions on the minds of some Washington sports fans. As you might imagine, the news of the Sean Taylor shooting was … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks and Notes: Buffalo, 11/27

It’s becoming plainly obvious that Verizon Center is home to the worst sheet of ice in the entire NHL. This was Mike Vogel’s question to Tom Poti in the Caps’ locker room after†Monday night’s†game: “In the second period it looked … Continue reading

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Sarcasm, Thy Name Is Onion

A wonderful blurb from The Onion regarding the National Hockey League’s savior, Mr. Crosby: PITTSBURGH–After a decades-long decline in fan interest that reached its nadir with the loss of an entire season to labor strife, the National Hockey League was … Continue reading

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