Monthly Archives: December 2008

Cote’s Holiday Gift? Brashear’s Fist

Donald Brashear gives Riley Cote the gift that keeps on giving Continue reading

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Vengeance Now? Caps @ Flyers Game Day Open Thread

Washington travels to Philadelphia for their first meeting since last season’s playoff series. Per the game preview at washingtoncaps.com, the “Caps won both of their visits to Philly last season and have won four straight regular season visits to the City of Brotherly Love, outscoring the Flyers 18-12 in the process”. Continue reading

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Semin: “I Can Hardly Walk”

In Saturday’s SovetskySport, an obviously frustrated Alexander Semin informs Dmitry Chesnokov of his latest injury — incurred non-accidentally at the stick of St. Louis’ David Backes Thursday night: Continue reading

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Zambonis Are Not Built for Stunt Driving

There was a minor mishap at Wrigley Field today while workers were trying to unload the Zambonis for the Winter Classic. Nobody (including the Zamboni) got hurt during the apparent brake failure. Continue reading

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Help Wanted: One (or Two) Ornery SOBs for the Caps’ Lineup

George McPhee’s next personnel move, more pressing in its urgency than figuring out what to do with Michael Nylander and Jose Theodore, ought to target some brawn for the Capitals’ lineup, to address the impunity with which opposing teams are attacking the Caps’ smaller, finesse forwards. Continue reading

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AO Nets 20th, The Iron Curtain Gets 2nd Win, Semin’s Back Hurts: Caps 4 / Blues 2

AO Nets 20th, The Iron Curtain Gets 2nd Win, Semin’s Back Hurts: Caps 4 / Blues 2 Continue reading

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Caps vs. Blues – 18 Dec 08 – Bobblehead and Open Thread

Get thee to Verizon Center early tonight to get your Ovechkin bobble head! Continue reading

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Gastronomical Gluttony

This video of the recent celebrity hot dog eating contest, from WNST’s Ed Frankovic, features our own pucksandbooks. If you’re not easily disgusted by eating contests, check it out! Continue reading

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GMGM on the Island

Chris Botta, former Islanders Media Relations VP and now blogger extraordinaire, conducted a terrific interview the the Washington Capitals’ General Manager George McPhee. Botta and McPhee caught up during the second intermission of the Caps-Isles game last night — and it’s encouraging to see GMGM make himself available not just to those covering the Capitals but to other teams’ bloggers as well. Continue reading

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What If Santa Has Brought Us a Stud in Net?

Like kids at Christmas, let’s dream a little. What if Simeon Varlamov, this season or next, emerges as our stud showstopper, our game-changer between the pipes? I’m of the opinion that the Caps have never really had one. They’ve had two Vezina winners, but it doesn’t seem to me that they’ve ever had the jaw-dropping talent that can backstop a talented club to a Cup. Continue reading

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