Monthly Archives: February 2010

“We Need A Goalie…”

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Here’s Hoping Canadians Become Gold Medal Fans Again

Two, maybe three days a year max, I “hate” Canada — when U.S. national hockey teams face those of Canada. I put hate in quotes because I’m incapable of deep-seated antipathy toward my neighbors to the North. It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Kevin Kaminski, Miracle On Ice, Morning cup-a-joe, USA Hockey, Vancouver Olympics | 3 Comments

Matty, Collecting Hats This February

It’s been a couple of months since Caps’ fans at Verizon Center have been able to chant “Let’s go Matty!”, in support of Mathieu Perreault, but those cries could resume soon. Last night, the fan favorite pivot scored four goals … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, John Walton, Mathieu Perreault, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Forgotten Miracle on NBC

John Mayasich, Jack McCartan and Bill Cleary visit with Brian Williams and the NBC Nightly News. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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The Vindication Games for Ron Wilson

Perhaps you recall, as I did, the near universal reaction to the announcement of Ron Wilson as head coach of the 2010 United States Olympic hockey team last April: a collective yawn. By the spring of 2009 Wilson had accumulated … Continue reading

Posted in Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Olympic hockey, USA Hockey, Vancouver Olympics, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Gold Medal Girls Gone Wild

Your team just won the gold medal in hockey. What do you do? You guzzle crap beer and try to drive a Zamboni, of course! Sounds like fun to me (except for the crap beer part; it’s gotta be the good stuff). However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was not amused and wants an explanation. For their part, the Canadian women’s hockey team apologized. Continue reading

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Americans Roll To Gold Medal Game: USA 6 / Finland 1

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0:45 of 15:00 Consumed

I officially consumed about 45 seconds of my Warhol-allocated 15:00 minutes of fame during the debut episode; Mike Vogel, Steve Kolbe, and I each discussed the pros and cons of Capitals playing in the Olympics. Given that yesterday all the Caps’ players’ Winter Games ended, it’s good to remember the silver lining of additional rest for the team’s stars. Continue reading

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Gold Medal Final Pick’em

Online Surveys & Market Research

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Middle-of-the-Night Olympic Hockey Following Overseas

Last night, I finished my three hour-long script writing class at 6 p.m. It took me 15 minutes to cycle through the soaking and traffic-packed streets of London to my cozy flat, where a night of sport was about to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Olympic hockey, TV, USA Hockey, Vancouver Olympics, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment