Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Legacy of a Favored Child: Abe Pollin’s Basketball and Hockey Teams

Parents take pains to shower — equally — their children with love. Children must be so loved. Woe is the child who feels slighted with respect to the love of mom and dad. An owner of two professional sports teams … Continue reading

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Ted Leonsis Statement on Abe Pollin

Here is Ted Leonsis’ statement on the passing of Abe Pollin, released by the Washington Capitals. Nov. 24, 2009 Ted Leonsis Majority Owner Lincoln Holdings Statement on the passing of Abe Pollin We are all saddened by the news of … Continue reading

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Abe Pollin Has Passed

Washington Wizards and Verizon Center owner Abe Pollin passed today at age 85. He formerly owned both the Washington Bullets and Capitals, selling the Capitals to Ted Leonsis in 1999. Leonsis subsequently formed Lincoln Holdings LLC, an investment partnership which holds … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Miracle Comes to Artistic Life

For hockey fans, it’s like a Christmas present received a month early: Andrew Sherburne and Tommy Haines, makers of the 2008 documentary ‘Pond Hockey,’ have reapplied their filmmaking skills and love of hockey to another puck project, ‘Forgotten Miracle.’ It tells … Continue reading

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Injuries Are Tough, but No Crying Allowed

We need a little levity after last night’s third-period collapse in Ottawa.

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Caps Fans Light the Lamp

While the Washington Capitals have had a bad stretch of injuries and late-game collapses, Capitals fans have come up huge in this holiday season. Kudos to Caps fans who dug deep and gave to those less fortunate—something for which we … Continue reading

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Taking Flight

For some time now, OFB has been part of the Yardbarker Network. Earlier this month, Yardbarker entered a content partnership with FoxSports.com and MSN. We were lucky enough to have our post on the plights of Detroit featured on the … Continue reading

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A Marvel of Movement: The Game-in-Another-City-the-Next-Night Hockey Club

If you think the traffic and action are heavy in and around the goal crease of an NHL game, you ought to see the busy-bodiness of an NHL club trying to shower, do media, dress, pack up its gear, and … Continue reading

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Trevor Bruess on the Board; Andrew Gordon Headed to HNIC

Late last night Hershey Bears’ General Manager Doug Yingst rang Andrew Gordon and ordered him to the airport, destination YYZ. He’ll be joining the Capitals for their Saturday night date with the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Andrew … Continue reading

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The Habs Spoil a Wonderful Family Reunion

It was very much a family affair at Verizon Center on Friday night. The Red Army family endured a rare evening of frustration and torment from the home team’s missed opportunity after missed opportunity, culminating with the Capitals’ 3-2 defeat to … Continue reading

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