Monthly Archives: January 2009

MVP! MVP! Capitals 4, Wings 2

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Wings Warmup

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Matin?©e Open Thread – Caps vs. Red Wings

Most, if not all, of OFB will be at the game today. We’ll leave the TV on for you so you can watch and chat about the game here. Just don’t make a huge mess, please. Continue reading

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Outdoor Practice Slideshow

The Capitals held their annual outdoor practice at Chevy Chase Country Club Thursday night. Here are a number of pictures from the evening. The format was a 3-on-3 scrimmage bordering on a game of shinny. Continue reading

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Taking in an Outdoor Caps’ Practice with the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

The Caps couldn’t have scripted a better reception or conditions for their annual outdoor skate at Chevy Chase Country Club Thursday night. They created a mid-winter postcard to remember for hundreds of hockey loving club members, and there was a tremendous showing to chronicle the skate by local media. It was chilly but clear and breezeless by the rink, perfect for shinny. A not-so-small army of club youths chanted and cheered “Let’s go Caps!”, many in Alexander Ovechkin jerseys, as the Caps drilled briefly and then shinny-scrimmaged. Continue reading

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Casting an Eye Toward Vancouver

We’ve a few days between games again, and a topic I think worthy of address is that of the year-out look of the potential roster for the Americans in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. There’s a fair bit of … Continue reading

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Hope for Change in Local Snow Policy: The Prez Calls Us Out

No visor-wearing by President Obama on the matter of D.C.’s instant vapors over the falling of freezing precip: appropriately indignant over his daughters’ losing a day of school for no good reason, he called us out yesterday for our winter wimpiness: Continue reading

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IDEA Awards For Good Ideas

The Washington Capitals won two 2009 Golden Matrix awards from the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA). Game Entertainment Director Scott Brooks (read more about my behind-the-scenes visit with Brooks and his team), game entertainment coordinator Rachel Becker, and the BASE Productions team took home Best In-Game Feature for the video “Inked” and Best Show Open for the video “Rock the Red.” Continue reading

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Kolzig Done?

Lightning backup Olie Kolzig will have surgery on Saturday to repair a ruptured distal biceps tendon in his left forearm. Continue reading

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Another Non-Southeast Game To Remember, and When Did We Become Snow Wussies?

That game last night had the feel of a tilt between Eastern conference finalists, didn’t it? Three games now between these teams, nos. 1 and 2 in the East, and excepting a single empty net goal they’ve been one-goal affairs. The Bs surely missed Phil Kessel last night (his breakthrough season, joined by Zach Parise’s stud season, is bolstering the outlook of the Americans for Vancouver in 2010). You could see the Caps’ coaching staff trying to circumvent the Bruins’ clogged neutral zone with 80- and 100-foot stretch passes. It’s just that none really connected. It was a terrific tactical showdown. Continue reading

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