Monthly Archives: January 2010

Talking Points: Winning Like It’s 1989

With their 5-1 victory over Anaheim last night the Capitals won their eighth consecutive game, a feat last accomplished by this organization in March of 1989. That’s bypassing two full decades to get back to. As winter was transitioning to … Continue reading

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Duck Season: Washington 5 / Anaheim 1

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The State of the Capitals’ Union, January 2010

Red Army, fellow Washington puckheads, late January again finds the Washington Capitals in an enviable competitive position: in first place — by a Grand Canyon chasm — in the Southeast division, but also first overall in the Eastern conference. And … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Long Island Massacre

Seven Capitals’ goals scored Tuesday night without a single point from either Ovi or Greener. If that doesn’t highway billboard showcase the Caps’ scoring balance and depth, nothing will. Semin the suddenly underpaid? Once upon a time, his faults were … Continue reading

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Washington the Sole Survivor on the Island: Caps 7 / Islanders 2

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Postscript on a Punk: Cormier Suspended, Devil Lou Offers a Lament (Sort of) (at Long Last)

New Jersey Devils’ General Manager Lou Lamoreillo met with media yesterday in the aftermath of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s decision to suspend Patrice Cormier for the remainder of the season, playoffs included.  OFB reader Eric kindly tipped me … Continue reading

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A New Level of Intolerable Violence Plagues Hockey

Today the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will announce its final sanctions against Rouyn-Noranda center Patrice Cormier for his nauseating attack on Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts on January 17. The brutality hospitalized Tam with brain trauma and destroyed … Continue reading

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Winning is in the Air for Washington Hockey

The Washington Capitals were set up for a letdown last night against the Phoenix Coyotes, but the team was able to hold on to the lead and prevail 4-2. A particular one minute and thirty second span of time in … Continue reading

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Desert Dogs’ Bark Worse Than Bite: Caps 4 / Coyotes 2

That’s not to say it wasn’t a close game.

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Watching Hershey Hockey with Mr. Hockey

Keeping stats for a hockey team may not seem like much of a glamor job, but it has its perks. For instance, being in the Giant Center press box when Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, makes an unexpected visit. That’s precisely … Continue reading

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