Monthly Archives: December 2007

Something Big Is Building in Chitown

The Hawks lost Martin Havlat to a groin injury this week, but otherwise, the end of 2007 may¬†be signaling the winds of most welcome change for the fate of this long floudering franchise. On Wednesday night a crowd of 20,511 … Continue reading

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Powering Past the Swiss: U.S. 4, Switzerland 2

Team USA today capitalized on Swiss penalties, scoring four times in extra-man situations en route to a 4-2 victory in WJC action. Colin Wilson scored a pair for the Americans, and Jeremy Smith earned his second victory in as many … Continue reading

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A Meditation on Capital Punishment

Sober, erudite analysis, arrived at by the deliberate accumulation of core facts and data, is generally the immediate casualty in the raw aftermath of a bitter defeat at the hands and skates of an undeserving rival. Armed with this sage … Continue reading

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Gabby Gets the Big Gig

Near 4:30 yesterday afternoon newly named NHL Head Coach Bruce Boudreau was enjoying his first dinner as an official NHL bench boss in the press lounge of Verizon Center. There was something too arena vendor baked ziti about the scene. … Continue reading

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Knee-jerk Reactions: Caps vs. Bolts, 12.26.2007

Well my initial plan of between-period updates has been thwarted by Windows Vista and its cantankerous behavior when interfacing with the Verizon Center’s wireless network. Next time I’m bringing a LAN cable … old-school is sometimes best. Exciting game tonight, … Continue reading

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Caps 3 / Bolts 2

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Boudreau Named Head Coach of Washington Capitals

For Bruce Boudreau, the title Interim Head Coach was, itself, interim. After just 14 games at the helm of the Washington Capitals–during which the team has earned 17 points–the team made it official today by removing that pesky “interim” from … Continue reading

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