Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Importance of Being a January Baby

Chris Bourque, Mathieu Perreault, and John Carlson all enjoyed standout training camps with the Washington Capitals this month. Bourque is still enjoying his. To slightly varying degrees, all three enjoyed prodigy player status early on in their hockey careers. On … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Chris Bourque, Jaromir Jagr, Mathieu Perreault, Morning cup-a-joe, Peter Bondra, Prospects, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

This Club’s Only For the Well-Heeled

We live in uncertain times, what with a collapsing economy and threat of a recession or worse. However, such financial doom and gloom clearly does not exist in Pittsburgh. The Penguins have created “The Penguins Hockey ‘n Heels Ladies Club” … Continue reading

Posted in Pittsburgh Penguins | 9 Comments

Tales of Heroism from Hershey

Be wary of skipping past the comments to our files. For one thing, we think we are regularly on the receiving end of some of the most thoughtful and insightful comments of any hockey blog. For another, there are moments … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, Hockey Heroes, Hockey Towns | 8 Comments

Next Time You’re in Anaheim, Bring Your Ducks-Branded Slide Rule

Who says learning can’t be fun? The Science of Hockey will debut at Anaheim’s Discovery Science Center in March of next year, and it looks to be an entertaining way of integrating scientific concepts into a hockey context. The 3,000-foot … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim Ducks | 1 Comment

Capitals’ Varlamov on the NHL Experience

So as we watched Thursday night’s preseason game in the press box, our friend Dmitry Chesnokov said, “I’m going to call Varlamov [who was watching the game in street clothes], find out where he’s sitting and go talk to him.” … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

TSN’s Capitals Preview: Positively Lazy

TSN has been running a “30 Teams in 30 Days” season preview, profiling a different NHL team each day. TSN turned their attention to the Washington Capitals this weekend and, while posting an encouragingly positive assessment, they fall well short … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Media, Washington Capitals | 24 Comments

Friday Night Services in a Hockey Cathedral

Prior to Friday, I’d made one lone visit to Hersheypark Arena, and stripped to its event-less essence then, it nonetheless made such an impression on me that I felt compelled to research it and write up my admiration (‘An Eternal … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 24 Comments

Reggie Dunlop Goes Home

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Newman.¬† Though better known in the sports world for his involvement in auto racing, hockey fans will always know him as Reggie Dunlop, player/coach of the Charlestown Chiefs in Slap … Continue reading

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A Victory for the Little Guys

The Capitals this morning made 20 cuts from their training camp roster: Greg Amadio, Dean Arsene, Jay Beagle, Francois Bouchard, Sean Collins, Viktor Dovgan, Michael Dubuc, Alexandre Giroux, Bryan Helmer, Maxime Lacroix, Tommy Maxwell, Patrick McNeill, Graham Mink, Travis Morin, … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

NHL Preseason Games Should Be Admission-Free Recruiting Tools

How many $100 million athletes do you know who “beg” to play in all of their teams’ preseason games? That’s Alexander Ovechkin for you. It was his show last night at Verizon Center, a 5-2 Capitals’ win, and while it … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Morning cup-a-joe, Ron Weber, Washington Capitals | 12 Comments