Monthly Archives: February 2009

Answering the Distressed Hockey Husband

Some of you no doubt will have seen this before, but with last night’s dismal third period still shadowing so many of us, I thought a little levity from the email inbox in order.
Dear Abby,
I have never written to you before, but I really need your advice.
I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs; phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with ‘the girls’ a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, just some friends from work, you don’t know them. Continue reading

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VIPs Are Drawn to Ovi’s Incandescent Flame

Dan Steinberg’s coverage of the Caps-Pens on Sunday was impressively broad, and included a survey of distinguished visitors to Verizon Center, among them actor D.B. Sweeney. Sweeney is among a growing legion of the Ovi-infatuated:
“I’d never seen No. 8, so I wanted to come and see him in person,” Sweeney said during the second period. “And he has not disappointed. Boy, he’s exciting . . . I think Ovechkin is everything the NHL needs. I think he’s obviously the best player in the league right now, and his passion is infectious. For people who are casual fans, he is the guy that can bring them in. If Gretzky was velvet, Ovechkin is electricity . . .” Continue reading

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This Crosby Is No Dynamic Duet Partner

It was true three years ago: Ovechkin and his 70-word comprehension of English then were more engaging and endearing on live TV than his Canadian franchise player counterpart. If only that were the problem in Pittsburgh today. Continue reading

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Hockey ‘n Heels 3: Slap Shot Edition

On Saturday the Capitals hosted their third annual Hockey ‘n Heels event. Over 300 women attended the event, which sold out in less than two days. Continue reading

Posted in Boyd Gordon, Bruce Boudreau, Jeff Schultz, Lisa Hillary, Michal Neuvirth, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | Tagged | 3 Comments

A Russian Interview Sampler

Friend of OFB Dmitry Chesnokov and his associate Dmitry Shumin chatted with Alex Semin, Sergei Fedorov, Sergei Gonchar, and Evgeni Malkin after Sunday’s Capitals-Penguins tilt; they were gracious enough to provide a translated transcript. Continue reading

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Terrific Win in Hershey

Read all about the Bears’ impressive comeback to beat the Philadelphia Phantoms here, and kudos to netminder Kris Mayotte notching his first AHL victory. Let’s hope the Bears’ parent club continues the beating-Philly trend against the visiting Flyers tonight at the Phone Booth. Continue reading

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Alex the Great vs. Sid the Kid Round 3 – Round Goes to Ovechkin

One of the many story lines coming out of Sunday’s victory over the Penguins was the fiery rivalry between Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. For the first time the rivalry between the two became physical. Along with their rivalry Bruce Boudreau also discussed the Caps’s rivalries with the two Pennsylvania teams. Continue reading

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Best Player in the NHL By Far

Best Player in the NHL By Far Continue reading

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OV’s Goodbye Wave – Caps 5 / Flightless Fowl 2

OV’s Goodbye Wave – Caps 5 / Flightless Fowl 2 Continue reading

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Today’s Moment of Levity

In case you missed it, check out these recent Pearls Before Swine strips. Continue reading

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