Monthly Archives: June 2009

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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Unspoken Honor

Unspoken Honor Continue reading

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Videos from Vegas

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New Media Awards Feature Local Bloggers

While the NHL Awards saw more wins for Ovechkin (though it would have been nice to see Green represented, too), there were some other awards being won by some local bloggers. HockeyBarn.com handed out the First Annual Hockey New Media Awards, and two of the winners are from our local blogging community. Continue reading

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Ditch the Tuxedos and Let Them Drink Beer

The real news associated with Ovi’s Hart trophy wasn’t the win itself, which wasn’t unexpected, but rather the MVP’s announcement of the arrival of a new hockey landscape — one he himself has altered. Continue reading

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On the Precociousness of Sports Prodigies and Their Peculiar Development Paths

I love nothing so much as a great American sports story, and this spring has delivered a special one by the name of Bryce Harper. If you haven’t read Tom Verducci’s Sports Illustrated profile of Harper, you should. The gist … Continue reading

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Even a Sack Attack Can’t Hold Him Back

If you need a fresh appreciation for the perserverance and courage of hockey players, most particularly during the postseason, take a gander at Tuesday’s Detroit Free Press . . . unless you’ve just finished lunch. “On the afternoon of May … Continue reading

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