Monthly Archives: March 2008

Quintin Laing Profiled on

Quintin Laing, the Washington Capitals’ shot-blocking machine, is profiled today on The profile focuses on Laing’s recent nomination for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: “I was caught off-guard by it,” Laing told “I’m pretty blown away and humbled … Continue reading


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What Fun Would 5-2 Games Be Anyway for a Team of Destiny?

If you’re of the opinion that an end-game/standings resolution is required to render a positive judgement on this edition of the Washington Capitals, you’ve most assuredly arrived at the wrong blog. To sorta quote the Cure, It’s Friday and I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Conference, Morning cup-a-joe, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 9 Comments

Late-Round Draft Gem Inked: Mathieu Perreault Signs

The Capitals this morning announced the signing of 2006 sixth-round pick Mathieu Perreault to a three-year entry-level contract. From the team’s press release: “Perreault, 20, was the most valuable player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2006-07 and¬†led … Continue reading

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The Stretch Run, Revisited – Eastern Conference Playoff Bubble

Four days have passed since our original Stretch Run post, so an update to The Playoff Picture table seems in order. The Panthers have stumbled, their loss to Atlanta likely ending their post-season hopes. But not much else has changed … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

In a Flash, Caps Win in OT: Caps 4 / Bolts 3

Posted in 2 Points, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 12 Comments

Big-Hearted Blog Readers Make a Difference

We told you a few weeks ago that we thought our blogging coalition for Wilson High hockey and its attempt to make a difference¬†for a¬†special local community delivered a memorable evening and, more importantly, vital resources for an under-resourced band … Continue reading

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A Re-oriented Media Trumpets a Region-Wide Reconsideration of ‘That Other Sport’

Pardon the Interruption from your regularly scheduled March madness, and Skins’ weight room Cam, for local broadcast media’s maiden voyage on a Love Boat cruise with a lover named hockey. Comcast SportsNet is done giving hockey the back of its … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Comcast SportsNet, Lisa Hillary, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, TV, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 9 Comments

John Buccigross Doles Out the 2008 NHL Hardware

ESPN columnist John Buccigross published his picks for the NHL’s awards this season. Washington Capitals’ head coach Bruce Boudreau is his Jack Adams runner-up (to Detroit’s Mike Babcock) . . . but here’s Bucci’s pick for the Hart Memorial Trophy: … Continue reading

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Beating a Dead Horse

This week featured two very different columns from opposite sides of the country about Hart candidacy. Let’s start with Ross McKeon’s head-scratching column from Yahoo! Sports: People in Washington and Pittsburgh won’t like to hear this, but if the season … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Calgary Flames, Media, Pittsburgh Penguins, Print, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

Limited Time Only?

It certainly didn’t take the league long, eh? I guess they don’t have to worry about competing in the marketspace with the New England Patriots “Perfect Season” shirts. Though, what happens if Ovechkin scores #62 tomorrow night? New Shirt?

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments