Monthly Archives: May 2008

“I know for sure [Fedorov] wants to stay [in Washington]”

At a ceremony in Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. today, Alex Ovechkin will officially be awarded the Art Ross Trophy and the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy. Prior to the award ceremony, Alex met with the press on a conference call. Alex … Continue reading

Posted in Boyd Gordon, Brooks Laich, Hershey Bears, Prospects, Tomas Fleischmann | 11 Comments

Netminder Logjam Continuing to Ease

First came the news that Olaf Kolzig will not be a Washington Capital next year. Now, up in Hershey, it appears that Frederic Cassivi’s career with the Bears has come to an end. Tim Leone reports, per eurohockey.net, that Cassivi … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Michal Neuvirth, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

Search No More for a Great Hockey Read This Summer: Stephen Brunt Finds the Essence of Bobby Orr

Perhaps half or more of contemporary hockey fans never saw the incomparable Bobby Orr perform, and with this in mind, we’re indebted to Stephen Brunt and his literary landscape-altering effort Searching for Bobby Orr (Triumph Books, 2007). A Canadian sports … Continue reading

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Posted in Boston Bruins, Hockey Heroes | 2 Comments

Matt Bradley Signed to Three-Year Contract

The Washington Capitals have re-signed right wing Matt Bradley to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. The Stittsville, Ontario, native has been a feisty shutdown forward for the Capitals for the past three years; … Continue reading

Posted in Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Missing a Mismatch in May

Bettman made us wait a week for this mismatch? How is it that so broad a spectrum of press had so difficult a time recognizing the glaring discrepancies between these two teams? “Fooled by youth” is one explanation. In the … Continue reading

Posted in detroit red wings, Gary Bettman, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins | 9 Comments

On Beaches, Backyard Grilling, Deck Beers, and the Pre-Eminent Value of the THN Draft Guide

There’s wide variety to the recreation we employ on summer’s first (and long) weekend. Families pack the car and head for the beach. Those remaining at home often host the season’s opening backyard barbeque. Still others take in a ballgame … Continue reading

Posted in DraftGeek, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

A Day to Honor and Remember

The photograph above was taken by Getty Images photographer John Moore on Memorial Day last year. You can find his account of the day and the photograph at the Getty Images blog. Take a moment, give it a read and … Continue reading

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Bettman’s State of the Hockey Union

As is tradition, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the media late yesterday afternoon in¬† the lead-up to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. The commissioner has used this forum in the past to offer a quasi state of the … Continue reading

Posted in Gary Bettman, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic | 3 Comments

There Was No Boxed Wine at This Blogger’s Holiday Weekend Picnic

Posted in OFB, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Hockey as a Desert Rose in Sin City

I was dreading my business trip to Las Vegas this past week. For starters, Monday’s temperature there was a hockey unfriendly 108 degrees. And please, spare me the “It’s a dry heat” defense. Pizza ovens harbor little humidity, and I … Continue reading

Posted in Minor Pro Hockey, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments