Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Hot Talk on WaPost Live: A Celebration Taken Too Far?

On Friday, Comcast’s ‘Washington Post Live’ chimed in on Ovi’s 50th goal celebration, and once again graciously asked us to participate. These visits with Russ Thaler and his WPL production team are always a treat for us, and as we gear up for the postseason, look for the program to continue showcasing local hockey bloggers in roundtable fashion and continue broadening hockey coverage in Washington in the show’s typical quality fashion. Continue reading

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On the Phone with Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin joins On The Fly via phone. Continue reading

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Why Old Time Hockey Won’t Catch Up with AO

Reactions to Ovi’s 50th goal celebration as flying in fast and furious on hockey’s most popular blog — hundreds of them. The sound and the fury aligns really in just two camps: Sacre Bleu!, the celebration was an affront to all … Continue reading

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Laing is One and Done

Quintin Laing’s callup to the big club will only last one game. Mike Vogel has the particulars on the Caps site.
Caps left wing Quintin Laing suffered a torn spleen during Thursday night’s game with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was admitted to a local Tampa hospital, and a Caps team official will stay in the area with him. Laing will be monitored on a continuous basis, and will remain in the area until he has been cleared to travel. Continue reading

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Could He Score . . . a Thousand???

The occasion of Alexander Ovechkin’s 50th goal last night led Mike Vogel and Steve Kolbe on the game’s radio broadcast to reflect somewhat whimsically on a flight of extreme fantasy they’d heard bandied about the press earlier this season: could … Continue reading

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Hot! Hot! Hot! AO Scores 50th in Win: Caps 5 / Bolts 2

Hot! Hot! Hot! AO Scores 50th in Win: Caps 5 / Bolts 2 Continue reading

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Toronto, the Tedious Town?

Since no one’s getting any real work done today (college basketball fans, anyway), check out this article from the Toronto Star. Continue reading

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Best. Bracket. Ever.

Our friend Dante at Surviving the World has a unique bracket for this time of year. One which culminates with the “Fermented Four”. Continue reading

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An Affair of the Hart

A month ago, league-wide consensus was that Alexander Ovechkin was pretty much a lock to win another Hart Trophy. Today, perhaps not so much. Alex has done nothing wrong since, and his Hart candidacy remains stellar. But his countryman Geno … Continue reading

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The Quiz on TSN: Ovechkin or Malkin

Who should win the Hart?
A – Malkin
B – Ovechkin
That was one of the questions on The Quiz during The NHL on TSN.
Here’s how the panelists answered: Continue reading

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