Monthly Archives: June 2008

A Family Affair in ’08 First Round

In his very first interaction with Washington media, Anton Gustafsson Friday night was asked to compare his game with that of his father’s. “I think I’m better,” he said. “I’m a better skater, I have a better shot.” Capitals’ fans … Continue reading

Posted in Bengt Gustafsson, Entry Draft, Former Coaches & Players, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Entry Draft Live Blog

Don’t want to refresh your favorite Caps blogs this evening to follow all the draft happenings? No worries, we’ve joined JP from Japers’ Rink and FanHouse, Eric from OffWing, FanHouse and The Sporting News, The Peerless Prognosticator and perhaps even … Continue reading

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

First-Round Flops Over the Years

No team can get it right in round one every year, even drafting very high. And at times all teams get it really wrong then. A survey such as this is a powerful reminder of the crapshoot that is selecting … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, detroit red wings, DraftGeek, Edmonton Oilers, Entry Draft, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Bates and the Batty Blogger

Back in February 2007, I wrote a post at my old blog about a woman who called herself “Michael Jordan’s Mistress” because she had one or two encounters with Jordan several years ago when she was living in North Carolina. … Continue reading

Posted in Former Coaches & Players, Puck Bunnies, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Drinking with the Stars

That sounds like a much better show idea than Dancing with the Stars, doesn’t it? Contestants would party with an ever-changing cast of celebrities/athletes; each round of successful partying gets the contestant a bigger prize (and calcified liver). The final … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Puck Sodas, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

If Only We Still Had Drive-in Theaters for This Summer Friday Night

Something felt a little bit special about this morning, no? That’s because hockey’s back, as Versus brings us live coverage of the NHL Entry Draft from 7:00 – 10:00 this evening. And the NHL Network will have a healthy helping … Continue reading

Posted in DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Media, National Hockey League, NHL Network, TV, Versus | 2 Comments

Yahoo Says, This Is Who Your Daddy Is

A message of warning to Citizenship and Immigration Canada: your borders this Friday will be breached, and the sensibilities of your fair people assaulted, as a maker of new media mischief invades the Great White North to cover the NHL … Continue reading

Posted in Entry Draft, Media, Video Clips | 5 Comments

Origins of a DraftGeek

For those who live with hockey residing in the soul, every day carries some manner of frozen celebration, even in the dead of summer, but some days are better refrigerated than others. For me there are three or four genuinely … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Mathieu Perreault, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Peter Bondra, Prospects, TV, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

The End of the Magical 1998 Run to the Finals

We recently reminisced about the ten-year anniversary of a golden moment: when Joe Juneau’s goal propelled the Washington Capitals to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Today, Steinz looks back on D.C. Sports Bog to the day the run ended … Continue reading

Posted in Dale Hunter, Dan Steinberg, Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 7 Comments

More Changing of the Star Guard in Washington

One evening last week I departed a suburban Maryland grocery store trailing a father and what appeared be his son, aged about seven. The youth was wearing a Gilbert Arenas Wizards’ jersey. Two news items from last week made me … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Morning cup-a-joe, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments