Monthly Archives: November 2009

Hockey ‘n Heels: The Next Generation

Last night, I attended Hockey ‘N Heels at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The event, by all accounts, was a huge success. When tickets went on sale in October, they were gone in half an hour. Over 300 women were in attendance. Continue reading

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The Hockey Theme to get closer to the heart?

Interesting news from Darren Dreger’s twitter account: Rush’s Neil Peart to Record New Version of The Hockey Theme for TSN.

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Chris Clark: The Long Road to an Important Return

His return has been long in the making,. After a career year three years ago Captain Chris Clark faded into obscurity. Two groin pulls, a wrist injury and a demotion to the third line later; the Captain has finally made his return from the abyss to become a critical part of the Washington team yet again. Continue reading

Posted in Brian Pothier, Bruce Boudreau, Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Tara Terrific She’s Now Called

A motivating factor for my writing for the Canadian media site fadoo.ca this hockey season is my belief that HockeyWashington has so many terrific stories to tell, and I want them exported. With ‘Hockey’s Biggest Heroes Sometimes Come in the … Continue reading

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Capitals Call Carlson to the Bigs

The Washington Capitals have recalled 6’3”, 208-pound defenseman John Carlson from Hershey. No word yet on whether Carlson will suit up when the Caps host the Montreal Canadiens Friday night, though given Milan Jurcina and Shaone Morrisson are both day-to-day it seems Big John has a fair shot at getting ice time.

For more on our early impressions of Carlson, read our assessment of his performance in the Caps’ first exhibition game this season. Continue reading

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Imagine an NHL Without Detroit . . . It Could Happen

I watched Wednesday night’s Detroit-Dallas game on the NHL Network within a morbid context. On my commute home last night I read ‘Detroit: A City on the Brink,’ published last month in The Week magazine. I recommend it as must-reading … Continue reading

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Local Broadcaster, Goalie, and Cancer Fighter Garners Impressive Recognition

Comcast Sportsnet’s Tara Wheeler is the subject of an outstanding feature in the November issue of USA Hockey Magazine, ‘Tara Terrific: Former Miss Virginia Is a Goalie with a Heart of Gold.’ Unfortunately, a link to the piece isn’t available, … Continue reading

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A Warrior’s Will Wins It

“Tremendous intensity to this game, right from the start,” Versus’ Joe Micheletti informed viewers. I remind: once upon a time this was a Patrick division rivalry game. And the intensity was not unlike what we saw twice earlier on Versus this … Continue reading

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Gabby Gets 100: Caps 4 / Rags 2

With tonight’s win, Head coach Bruce Boudreau leaves tonight’s game with a 100-45-19 record in 164 career games behind the Capitals’ bench. He is the fifth Capitals head coach to win 100 games and the fastest to reach that milestone. … Continue reading

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Caps Recall Neuvirth and Beagle

Per Tarik: Goalie Jose Theodore has returned to Washington for personal reasons, and the Caps have recalled Michal Neuvirth and Jay Beagle ahead of tonight’s game against the Rangers.

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