Monthly Archives: July 2008

Introducing Free Loot Friday

Over some summertime puck sodas, we thought we would lift a page from a very popular (non-sports) blog. Now we don’t have a Wii Fit to give away, but we do have some cool stuff in the OFB Store. Periodically … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the NHL Awards Red Carpet Red: “It’s always Ovie time”

Here’s a great video from — one in which stellar cameos feature Comcast’s Lisa Hillary, owner Ted Leonsis, Head Coach Bruce Boudreau, Calder candidate Nicklas Backstrom, some Ovechkin fella, and Caps’ media maestro Nate Ewell doing real good by … Continue reading


Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Comcast SportsNet, Lisa Hillary, Media, Nicklas Backstrom, Ted Leonsis, TV, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Hurricane Huet

With the news that the Caps will be playing the Blackhawks in the season home opener, it figures that the next potential hurricane could be churning it up in the Atlantic soon. And the name of that storm? Just think … Continue reading

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Gabby Gets Honored

Tim Leone, blogging for the Patriot News, captured as he always does the flavor of the moment in Harrisburg, Pa., yesterday, where Caps’ head coach Bruce Boudreau was honored alongside Bears’ GM Doug Yingst. The Dauphin County Commissioners declared Wednesday … Continue reading

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On the Road Again for Rock

I’m in Hershey amid some Bears’ hard-rockers for the Rush concert in Hershey Stadium tonight. I’ve had good sport with DC Sports Chick the past 24 hours, whose Canuck husband wanted to name their first child Geddy (irrespective of gender) … Continue reading

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’08-’09 Season Opener Details

Well, that was fast. Capitals fans won’t have to wait long to see Huet again. Just announced from Caps’ PR: The Washington Capitals will face the Chicago Blackhawks in their home opener at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Verizon … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Blackhawks, Former Coaches & Players, Jose Theodore, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

Windy City Winter Classic Confirmed

The NHL today confirmed what had long been suspected: that its next outdoor game would take place at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, on January 1, 2009. The Original Six matchup between the Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings will be the … Continue reading

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Summertime on the NHL Network: Not Yet Must-See TV

Any criticism of the NHL Network has to be qualified with the acknowledgment that during its dullest, most uninspired of programming slates it offers puckheads a respite — 24 hours a day — from ESPN and everything else that is … Continue reading

Posted in Don Cherry, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL Network, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic | 15 Comments

Dave Fay Memorial Hockey Game and Silent Auction – Sat, 19 July, 2008

It is not often we publish the full text of a press release — in fact we have never.¬† It is also not often we are asked to help spread the word of such an important event.¬† We encourage you … Continue reading

Posted in Dave Fay, Hockey Heroes, Washington Times | 4 Comments Prospect Spotlight: The League Likes the Look of Caps’ Q Leaguers

The promise of the Caps’ prized prospects from the Quebec League, Mathieu Perreault and Francois Bouchard, has caught the attention of the NHL’s web site. Tuesday’s superb feature includes some eye-opening assessments from Caps’ GM George McPhee. On Perreault’s size: … Continue reading

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