Monthly Archives: December 2007

Strong American Start at the World Juniors: U.S. 5, Kazakhstan 1

Unofficial shot count: U.S. 49, Kazakhstan 18 Jeremy Smith in net for the Americans. Goals from Sweatt, Rakshani, Carmen, Fairchild, and Okposo. Max Pacioretty apparently took a knee, missed some action, but returned.¬† Karl Alzner and Josh Godfrey and their … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Unsanctioned Skating

Rink ice is rarely rented during the holiday week. The principal payoff for a year’s worth of surrendered Sundays making ice¬†there is this week: the¬†evening sheets are¬†mine for endless recreating. If Christmas makes children of us all, Christmas week makes … Continue reading

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OFB Wishes You a Very Happy Christmas

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Holiday Hiatus

One of the great traditions in hockey is something other sports don’t do. The NHL actually closes for two days allowing the players, officials, and team staffs and employees spend the Christmas holiday with their families. The last time they … Continue reading

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Trade Ovechkin? It May Come to That

The Comcast broadcast booth discussion last night of Mike Cammalleri’s game — Coach Boudreau informing JoeB and Craig that the gifted LA Kings’ pivot was, after Ovechkin, the most gifted hockey player he’d seen up close (Boudreau coached him in … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerks @ N.Y. Islanders, 12/22/07

Ah, the holiday break sets in, and so does the confusion in the Caps’ defensive zone. In what was as entertaining as watching strangers play Risk, the Isles and the Caps duked it out on in New York. Sadly, the … Continue reading

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Green Raising Green

The Director of Philanthropic Marketing & Communication from Children’s National Medial Center personally contacted me, followed by a press release from from the Washington Capitals, about this latest initiative which goes hand-in-hand with the holiday season of giving. Sponsored by … Continue reading

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