Monthly Archives: July 2009

“The Goal” with a “Hot Stick” makes for a very cool game trailer

Perhaps you’ve seen this by now. It came to our attention as a tweet by Sean Leahy and a retweet by Japers’ Rink yesterday. It’s too good not to pass along. Here is the game trailer from 2K Sports’ NHL2K10. Continue reading

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Juice Back In The Fold

The Washington Capitals have signed Milan Jurcina. According to Tarik, the big Slovakian blueliner will early $1.375 million next season in a one year deal, as set by the arbitration award. Continue reading

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Spike Is Born

Three years ago we discussed (okay, to be honest, poked some fun at) the owners of a hockey franchise registering a patent on the team name The Fighting Walleye. Well Spike, the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye mascot, debuted recently, adding a foam-bodied exclamation point to the Walleye hockey franchise. Continue reading

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Premised on Pity: A Hockey Blogger’s State of the Redskins Address

(NOT Ashburn, Va., July 30) — How do you like my dateline? Time was, the arrival of Redskins’ training camp, which starts today, was a dress-like-Johnny-Cash-in-black occasion for team OFB. It meant the continuation start of the season of grave … Continue reading

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The Murky Status of Dmitri Orlov

In today’s Examiner, OFB comrade Dmitry Chesnokov offers an update on Capitals’ 2009 second-round pick Dmitri Orlov, one of the most interesting players at last week’s Development Camp. The upshot: he valued greatly his trip overseas to attend the camp, he … Continue reading

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More Hockey in July? You Bet!

Although development camp wrapped up last Saturday and the kids have boarded flights to destinations across the world, there is still hockey in July in DC. Tomorrow marks the third annual Dave Fay Memorial Hockey Game in honour of the long time Caps beat writer for the Washington Times who lost his battle with cancer in July of 2007. Continue reading

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Bob Woods and His Roll into the NHL

At the end of Development Camp we got the opportunity to talk to new Capitals’ Assistant Coach Bob Woods and ask him about his remarkable summer — a title run in Chocolatetown and then, just days later, ‘the call’ from the parent club. Continue reading

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