Monthly Archives: January 2010

Dudley Moore’s New 10: Caps 3 / Bolts 2

Here’s a primer for our younger readers who may not get the headline.

Posted in 2 Points, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

The First Big Deal

This just in from TSN: The Calgary Flames have shipped defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Fredrik Sjostrom, and prospect defenceman Keith Aulie to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forwards Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and defenceman Ian White. … Continue reading

Posted in Calgary Flames, National Hockey League, Toronto Maple Leafs | 3 Comments

Chicago’s Burgeoning Suburban Backyard Rink Boom

Friday’s Chicago Tribune highlighted our favorite passion-hobby sprouting conspicuously across the suburbs of that great city — families taking to skating outdoors, in this case by erecting rinks in their backyards. “Years ago, backyard ice rinks seemed like a luxury … Continue reading

Posted in Media, National Hockey League, Olympic hockey, Print, Shinny, Winter Classic | 2 Comments

Greener Takes a Seat for 3 Games

It seems Mike Green will not be part of the Caps’ quest for their 10th consecutive win… The National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an incident that took place during NHL game #802 against the Florida Panthers on January 29. Continue reading

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A Call to Remedying Action for the Red Army

No prolonged setup needed for this tale of terror: Hershey Bears’ fan Jason Hartle, afflicted with cerebral palsy, attended a Bears’ game at Giant Center back in December, returned home that night in his specially equipped van, only to awaken … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Hockey Heroes, Hockey Towns, John Walton, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

All This Winning Makes Me Want My Old MTV

I Love the ’80s! That’s where we are with our very winning hockey team here; forget about Members Only jackets, we’re now all the way back to Martha Quinn! Martha Quinn? Oh, yes, the siren of my very hormonally imbalanced … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Points, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Hershey Bears, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

On Cloud 9: Caps 4 / Cats 1

Posted in 2 Points, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Single Bullet Theory

How long have goalies lodged water bottles atop their cages — at least 20 years now? And during that time we’ve come to distinguish exceptional marksmanship principally by a shooter’s ability to dislodge a netminder’s water bottle from its perch. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Anaheim Ducks, National Hockey League, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 12 Comments

100,000 for a Hockey Game? Maybe

Today brings word of an outdoor hockey game this December on the campus of the University of Michigan, between Red Berenson’s Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans on December 11, in the Big House. Capacity? 106,000-plus. You have to imagine that this game’s … Continue reading

Posted in College Hockey, Nate Ewell | 4 Comments

Not Every Goal Needs to Be Pretty

Courtesy of WRC-TV, Lindsay Czarniak talks with Mike Knuble.

Posted in Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment