Monthly Archives: January 2008

Winning the Washington Way

Not only did the Hershey Bears welcome Bruce Boudreau back to Giant Center last night, they wore their affiliate’s colors. They resembled the Caps in another way as well: they battled back from an early deficit en route to victory. … Continue reading

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All-Star Memories

Here’s a trip down Memory Lane: a compilation of clips from 1990’s All-Star Weekend in Pittsburgh, the first time the All-Star ceremonies were expanded to a whole weekend. Watch in amazement as Al Iafrate wins the hardest shot contest! Check … Continue reading


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Alexander Ovechkin in Super Slo-Mo

We won’t be able to “skate alongside” Ovechkin in this years All-Star game like we did last year with the Rail Cam, but we will be able to watch him move very slowly. According to an article on the Sports … Continue reading

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One Cheesesteak With a Side of Double Standards, Please

While the Capitals were holding hot-dog eating contests and beating the Leafs last night, the Battle of Pennsylvania was being waged. The Penguins lost to the Flyers, 4-3, but that wasn’t the big story in either town. No, the big … Continue reading

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Quintin Laing, Human Jersey Wall

Thursday night at Verizon Center was our first opportunity to catch up with Quintin Laing after his human sacrifice performance Monday night in Pittsburgh. Recall that in leading the Caps’ kill of a Pens’ 5-on-3 man advantage in sudden death … Continue reading

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Extension for the Enforcer

During the post game press conference with Coach Bruce Boudreau, Nate Ewell, Caps’ Director of Media Relations, announced that the¬†team had¬†signed forward Donald Brashear to a 1-year extension: The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Donald Brashear to a one-year … Continue reading

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Caps Rake Leafs 2-1, Re-sign Donald Brashear

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2nd Intermission Entertainment?

A hot dog eating contest took place during tonight’s second intermission, with contestants from several local colleges. Sonya the “Black Widow” Thomas, one of the top-ranked competitive eaters in the world, was on hand to train the contestants taking part … Continue reading

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Washingtonians Helping Out Washington Hockey Players

On Tuesday a Washington Post staffer emailed me the link to Jeff Nelson’s wonderful profile of the Wilson High School hockey program, which started and took root in recent years under Head Coach Paul McKenzie. McKenzie succumbed to pneumonia last … Continue reading

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Let There Be Shinny

It was at precisely this time a year ago that a very helpful reader in Frederick, Md., alerted us to the availability of a fantastic shinny scene tucked away in Frederick’s Pinecliff Park. As luck would have it, we’ve another … Continue reading

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