Monthly Archives: March 2010

Strolling Down Memory Lane with an ’80s Icon

The Capitals last week announced the release of their first-ever ‘Best of’ collection of DVDs — a compilation of the 10 best games in team history. We’ll have a review of it for you tomorrow, but Ottawa’s visit to Verizon Center … Continue reading

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Boos Held at Bay, More Anxiety in Net

The topic of home crowd boos emerged over the past couple of days, particularly on local sports talk radio, as they were belched with some decibels during Sunday’s underwhelming effort against Calgary. And with just a couple of minutes left … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Jose Theodore, Mathieu Perreault, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Ottawa Senators, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals | 15 Comments

Rapidly Improved Team: D-I Newcomer RIT in the Frozen Four

RIT made its stunning run as a 4 seed by upending Denver and New Hampshire this past weekend, becoming just the fourth 4 seed to make it to the Frozen Four. Guess how students and supporters celebrated at a Rochester watering hole while watching the upsets? By eating free chicken wings. Continue reading

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More Record Numbers Piling Up in Hershey

The Hershey Bears on Sunday earned their 56th win on the season, leaving the Chocolate and White just one win short of tying the 1992-93 Binghamton Rangers for the most wins in a single season in AHL history. The Bears are an … Continue reading

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Desperation Meets Disinterest, with Predictable Results

It was a dangerous and desperate Calgary Flames hockey club that visited Verizon Center Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, their league-leading hosts hoped to clinch, with but a single standings point, the Eastern Conference title. Translation: a mismatch of priority intensity. Still, … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Bruce Boudreau, Calgary Flames, Eastern Conference, Jose Theodore, Mathieu Perreault, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Green’s Giant Appearance

Today, Mike Green appeared at the Giant in Columbia, MD to promote Muscle Milk and sign autographs. He was scheduled to be there from 12-1 p.m., but was running late, according to his Tweets. OFB reader and Caps fan Angela sent us the following photos of the event, with explanations of each one. As she noted, “We arrived at a little after 10am, and there were already maybe 40 people ahead of us. The line quickly grew to wrap around the back of the building. I got the distinct impression that the good people of Giant Food had not anticipated the passion of the Red Army.” Continue reading

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Walton with Weber

Ron Weber recently traveled north to Giant Center for a Bears game. Weber joined John Walton in the booth during an intermission for a few minutes of great radio. We enjoyed two giants of hockey broadcasting sharing stories and laughs … Continue reading

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Hockey Olympians Still Forgotten at the White House

A little context, perhaps, for the violence and threats reported in the news this week directed at Washington lawmakers: recently the White House denied a request by Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni to honor the 1960 United States gold medal-winning … Continue reading

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Coach Boudreau in Carolina

Observations ranging from John Carlson’s first goal, the sleepy start last night, lineup decisions, and more Continue reading

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Photo File: Capitals vs Penguins

Photo File from Capitals vs Penguins, March 24, 2010 Continue reading

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