Monthly Archives: November 2007

Serious Time in the Sartorial Sin Bin

Let’s say that near the holidays your beer league team has accepted a new teammate on its roster, a pleasant fella very new to town with a reasonably significant hockey background. He’s so new to town, in fact, that he … Continue reading

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John Walton’s Open Letter to Capitals Nation

John Walton, radio voice of the Hershey Bears, published an open letter to Capitals fans on his web site. I know it’s been a trying few weeks watching your team slide in the standings, and I know a lot of … Continue reading

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Initial Reactions

If you want to hear what GMGM, Boudreau, and the players have to say about the coaching change, check out the links below from the Caps’ PR staff: George McPhee Bruce Boudreau Olie Kolzig Alex Ovechkin Chris Clark Dave Steckel

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Blogger as Ex-Pat

The Irish are unfairly maligned as a drinking culture. In point of fact, they are a chugging one. Tonight was a Wednesday in a non-holiday week of work for the Irish, with a “football” match between England and Croatia televised. … Continue reading

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Capitals Name Bruce Boudreau Interim Head Coach

Fresh off the presses at Kettler Capitals Iceplex: ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have relieved Glen Hanlon of his coaching duties and named Bruce Boudreau the team’s interim head coach, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. … Continue reading

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The Debut of On Frozen Boards

Evolution and maturation are generally healthy traits, and while we bristle at the thought of maturing, we ever seek to tweek and tinker with OFB for the betterment of our readers. This holiday week we thought it might be fun … Continue reading

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Clarity in Simplicity

The second caller into Jonathan Warner’s post-game radio show asked a concise and insightful question. Paraphrasing in my own words, here it is: The Capitals are in last place. If the Capitals don’t have the personnel to make the playoffs … Continue reading

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Canes Now 9% Slower?

An article in The News & Observer has revealed that a number of Hurricanes, including Glen Wesley, have switched their sweaters, but not their teams. After hearing complaints from the four corners of the NHL Earth, Reebok is now offering … Continue reading

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Breakfast Out of America

I am on holiday from bad hockey. My cousin Bill and I are visiting the land of our ancestry this week, the Emerald Isle. We are here to throw back a few pints and to see if Erin will go … Continue reading

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Quarter Mark Report Card

My three stars of the season’s first quarter are: (3) Pascal Leclaire — the backstopper of the BlueJackets, disbelievingly into playoff contention, with a .940 save percentage, 1.59 goals-against (second-best in the league) and five shutouts. He’s my Vezina Trophy … Continue reading

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