Monthly Archives: March 2009

A Russian Hockey Legend in Washington’s Russia House

WRC-TV this week passed along video of Lindsay Czarniak recently interviewing Sergei Fedorov at Washington’s Russia House, a favorite hangout of the Caps’ Russian players. For two of our bloggers, seeing a strikingly attractive blonde in a Russian restaurant with hockey as a backdrop had to evoke powerfully fond memories. Continue reading


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Game Day Open Thread: Caps vs. Leafs

Can the Caps continue their domination of the Leafs this season, or are they too busy plucking their eyebrows out? Let’s hope it’s the former and not the latter. Continue reading

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Washingtonian’s Can’t Miss Clicks

My wife’s copy of the Washingtonian arrived over the weekend. After a few minutes of her flipping through the pages surveying, she said “Did you know OFB is in the magazine?”
Um, no. I did not. Continue reading

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Another 50-Goal Milestone

The Hershey Bears’ Alexandre Giroux netted his 50th goal yesterday, just 3 shy of the all-time Bears franchise record to tie Tony Cassolato’s 53 tallies in a single season. No Bears player hit the 50 mark in the past 22 seasons. Continue reading

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NCAA Office Hoops Pools Are So 20th Century

So now we know the field of 16 competing in single elimination fashion for the right to visit the nation’s capital in spring and the first-ever Frozen Four hosted by Washington. Ours is a tidier sheet of brackets, with far less pretender fluff.
Now we at OFB want your Frozen Four picks.
There’s a fresh feel to this field — defending champ BC is prematurely golfing; ditto for the Gophers and Badgers.
In a field of really hot goaltenders, who will be the hottest in each regional? Are we in store for a couple of those crazy multiple overtime sudden death region-deciders? The fun begins next Friday, and by Sunday night we’ll know who’s headed to D.C.
All this week, up til noon on Friday, send us your Frozen Four picks to Continue reading

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Please Don’t Mess With Perfection

Some classic movies stand up as well today as they did when released… and remakes of said classics would not just be a bad idea, but an abysmal one. Think of The Godfather. This Is Spinal Tap. Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Natural. The Princess Bride. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Nothing about these films cries out, “Please, do it again but with modern actors, and tweak the plots for modern sensibilities,” right? When a rare movie is done well enough the first time, leave it alone. Continue reading

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Brackets That Matter: 2009 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship

The field is set. Here is the bracket of 16 for the 2009 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship Tournament. Continue reading

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Cherry Backs Off? Coach’s Corner – 21 Mar 09

Is is just me, or does it seem Don Cherry has backed off his assault on Alex Ovechkin? Continue reading

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Game Day Open Thread: Capitals @ Hurricanes

Remember, they are going to take back what was theirs.
Chat about the game here. Continue reading

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