Monthly Archives: July 2008

One Washington Hockey Fan’s Very Good Fortune

Letter received today from the NCAA: “Dear pucksandbooks: We are pleased to inform you that your offer to purchase tickets contained in your application for tickets to the 2009 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Posted in College Hockey, Frozen Four, Verizon Center | 24 Comments

Bettman’s Apocalypse – A Distraction from Hockeyless Summer

As July winds down and August draws near, hockey fans everywhere are itching for the NHL to return. This time of hockey drought is difficult; sure, a few storylines remain, like Mats Sundin (the NHL’s version of the Brett Favre … Continue reading

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Wearing the Nation’s Colors Next February 22

On Sunday, February 22, 2009, the Capitals matinee-host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center. That day will commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, the greatest day in the history of hockey and the greatest day in the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Hockey Heroes, Miracle On Ice, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sovetsky Sport, USA Hockey, Washington Capitals | 26 Comments

Gabby Mic’d Up

We are indebted to Kukla for this tidbit: Caps’ Head Coach Bruce Boudreau will guest-host ‘The Morning Show’ from 6:00-9:00 tomorrow morning on the Fan590. And yes, there is live streaming at the 590 site.

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If the Caps Were To Pursue a Third Sweater . . .

There’s been a good deal of online chatter this week regarding third sweaters. Eighteen NHL teams will introduce alternate jerseys this season, according to the Fan590’s Howard Berger. Icethetics and Puck Daddy have been monitoring the fashion situation as well. … Continue reading

Posted in OFB, Sweaters, Washington Capitals | 49 Comments

Boy and Girl First-Date at Caps’ Game, Make Life Together

We never imagined that offering up a mere coffee mug would occasion the outpouring of superb reminiscence of Caps’ hockey memories that’s transpired here since last Friday. By Saturday night we needed two or three dozen mugs of honor to … Continue reading

Posted in Media, OFB, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

Arbitration Ain’t About Summer Love

In Tuesday’s Globe and Mail, James Mirtle uncovers the unpleasant side of the NHL’s arbitration system, in which clubs make the case that their player ain’t all that while the NHLPA suggests that the club pretty much can’t live without … Continue reading

Posted in Media, National Hockey League, Print, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments

Mink’s Got a Link

Welcome to the hockey blogosphere, Graham Mink, 2006 Calder Cup hero. Mink, signed just a couple of weeks ago by the Caps and Hershey Bears, made his blog debut just this past weekend. If his opening efforts are any indication, … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, Media, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

The Times Provides the Tale of the Tape on Caps’ Tickets

Strong stuff in the Times today from Tim Lemke, who documents the success the Caps have enjoyed this offseason in moving tickets for 2008-09. The base of ticket plan sales, Lemke reports, could approach 5,000, renewals from a season ago … Continue reading

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From Thrifty to Opulent in Three Seasons

Here’s how cheap owner Ted Leonsis is right now: He’s got a $60 million hockey team here in town. The salary cap for next season has been set at $56 million, but there’s no penalty for being over the cap … Continue reading

Posted in Brooks Laich, Front Office, Mike Vogel, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | 15 Comments