Monthly Archives: August 2008

Capitals Prospects Profiles on

We’re all waiting, patiently but impatiently, for the start of rookie camp in less than three weeks. whets our appetites with these profiles of the Washington Capitals‘ impressive stable of youngsters chomping at the proverbial bit, including Karl Alzner … Continue reading

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USA Today Scribe Seriously High on Ovie

USA Today’s hockey guy Kevin Allen, who also serves as president of the Professional Hockey Writers Association,¬†late yesterday blogged that the Capitals were “the NHL’s most intriguing team” in his list of 16 teams to watch in 2008-09. Then he … Continue reading

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Nurturing the Fashion Passion of HockeyWashington

What does Rock the Red mean to you today, well away from its inauguration and deployment during the 2007-08 season? What does it mean to the Capitals now? How should it be cultivated, nurtured, and deployed in 2008-09? Also: was … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig, Puck Sodas, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals | 15 Comments

Off to School in Capital Style

OFB reader Paige made our day with her display of Rock the Red spirit this summer. She created a Washington Capitals blanket/quilt (below) for her boyfriend who’s off to college in Chicago ‚Äî one lucky man who hopefully appreciates such … Continue reading

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A (Very) Welcome Sight on the NHL Network

Have you seen The Hockey Show on NHL Network? Well host Carrie Milbank could be talking about the neutral zone trap and it would still be interesting, at least to traditional male viewers (and non-traditional female viewers). We’ve written before … Continue reading

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When Reader Email Should Be a Blog File

Reader Paul offered his consent for OFB to publish email he sent me yesterday; I judged it too thoughtful and illuminating to keep all to myself. I also love its spirit. I also think he should write for Yahoo. Needless … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, OFB, Print, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 10 Comments

Charmed, I’m Sure

Given Puck Daddy’s recent obsession with Alyssa Milano’s touch clothing line, I figured it was time to take a look. I saw her MLB designs last year, and wasn’t hugely impressed. So when I initially heard about her NHL offerings, … Continue reading

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A Hockey Town Turns the Other Cheek

The most influential and important hockey writer today wrote this about HockeyWashington yesterday: “This is where the Washington Post has failed its readership for, oh, about 30 years: It counts empty seats at the Capitals games and uses that as … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?

Enjoy another instant classic, courtesy of tuvanhillbilly. This clip has everything- Ovechkin’s baby pictures, large inflatable animals, midgets- it doesn’t get much better than this.

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Who Needs National Security Creds When You’ve Got a Terrific Backhand?

We don’t delve into politics in this forum, but should John McCain select Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty — widely believed to be on the nominee’s “short list” of VP candidates — as his running mate, and should the ticket prevail … Continue reading

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