Monthly Archives: August 2008

You Feel Shame . . . and Then You Get Free

Nobody summarizes hockey’s rules better than Denis Lemieux in ‘Slap Shot’:

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The Potential for Reformed Government: Hockey for Everyone

I don’t know about you, but I’m both startled and delighted at the frequency with which we’re seeing hockey included in American’s contemporary political dialogue. Up until the very end of the veep selection process, there was a widespread belief … Continue reading

Posted in Shinny | 23 Comments

Captain Clark: “100 percent” a Go

At the onset of Labor Day weekend, it was most encouraging to see Capitals’¬†right wing¬†Chris Clark in his training clothes, fresh from rigorous labor out on the Caps’ Kettler ice sheet earlier today. Word broke about two weeks ago that … Continue reading

Posted in Brian Sutherby, Chris Clark, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Washington Capitals: Admit One

Here’s a sure sign that hockey season is close: Thousands of fans came home from work and were greeted by a special delivery of their Washington Capitals 2008-09 Season Tickets. Below is a scan of the Home Opener ticket — … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Blackhawks, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

Need Two for the Rookie Scrimmage? Be Online Next Thursday

Caps’ fans wanting to get into Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the September 18 scrimmage between the Caps’ and Flyers’ prospects that day will need to be online and at the Caps’ Web site next Thursday, September 4, when the team … Continue reading

Posted in Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Philadelphia Flyers | 1 Comment

An End of Summer Letter to Comcast SportsNet

My Friends at Comcast SportsNet: On behalf of the entire OFB team, I want to express appreciation for your enthusiastic support of OFB and Washington’s hockey blogs, and convey my team’s anticipation for your coverage of the Caps in 2008-09. … Continue reading

Posted in Anton Gustafsson, Bengt Gustafsson, Bruce Boudreau, Comcast SportsNet, Entry Draft, Hockey Towns, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, TV, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

The Cup Cake

Earlier today, Gustafsson wrote about Michelle (CapsCrazy) and Dave (Flipper) and their epic wedding cake. CapsCrazy was kind enough to share some of the reception photos with me. It looked like quite a party- Goat, the Horn Guy (complete with … Continue reading

Posted in Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

Lord Stanley Visits Baltimore

I guess the title is a bit misleading as Lord Stanley’s visit was brief and it was a few months ago, but you still have a chance to see it.¬† Perhaps I should explain. Turn back the clocks to August … Continue reading

Posted in Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

Candy Now Competing with Hockey at the Area Check-out

OFB reader Kathleen today gave us an encouraging heads-up from a recent shopping trip in the area: “In the check-out line at Shopper’s [Food Warehouse] I was drooling looking over the candy to my right and I looked up to … Continue reading

Posted in National Hockey League | 3 Comments

A Mile-High Hockey Curse?

Why hasn’t the Colorado College hockey team won a National Championship since 1957? Well the folks at LetsGoDU have compiled some impressive and entertaining information, and their deeply-dug research suggests that CC may be cursed. Click here for the full … Continue reading

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