Monthly Archives: June 2009

Reports: Feds to Russia, Flyers to Fenway

Two items of note as we near the Entry Draft, neither of which can be termed ‘good’ news for Washington hockey fans: it sure appears that Sergei Fedorov’s tensure in D.C. is done. The report has him inking with Metallurg Magnitogorsk for two … Continue reading

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Where Do Terrific Hockey Players Come From? Pretty Much Any Place with a Sheet of Ice

Note the snooty tone of Rick from Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, in a recent online chat with TSN’s Bob McKenzie: Snooty Rick: How can anyone rationalize the final [draft] rankings when they include high school hockey players in the U.S.? … Continue reading

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Draft Thoughts

General observations about the 2009 Entry Draft: Upwards of seven Americans could go in round one. Last year’s draft saw a bit of a dropoff in the number of Yanks nabbed in the opening round (5), after 10 went in … Continue reading

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Railwayed into a Rude Reality

Every so often, real life rudely and crudely invades the isolation and comfort of our sports-addicted world. Monday evening on Washington’s Metrorail was one such instance. What tragically happened on the Red Line (the death count at seven at this writing) has, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Pick?

Which is the best all-time Washington Capital entry draft pick relative to where they were selected. Continue reading

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Caps TV on Comcast

Beginning tonight and running through Saturday, Comcast SportsNet is running 2008-09’s most memorable Caps’ games during ‘Caps Week’ each night save Wednesday. It’s a most welcomed oasis of puck in summer, and the second summer of such a commemmorative wrapup. … Continue reading

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Drafting Well Is Now a Washington Hallmark

Time was, drafting 24th in the first round as the Capitals will this Friday night, while a sign of standings success, was somewhat an occasion for frustration and lament — all the really good ones are gone by then, generally. … Continue reading

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