Monthly Archives: May 2010

How Hershey Wins and Wins, and How Word of Its Winning Is Spreading Fast

Radio, most particularly of the minor pro sports variety, isn’t supposed to be a money maker, let alone a cash cow. Try telling that to members of the Hershey Bears Radio Network this week, maestro-ed by John Walton. Late yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, John Walton, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, Radio, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

OFB Point-Counterpoint: Trade a Semin or a Green?

Remember the ‘Point-Counterpoint‘ spoof-skits of SNL’s heyday? We’re trying our own this summer, but more respectfully, with our undergraduate interns, Alex and Andrew. Actually, Alex is no longer an undergrad. (Congrats, graduate!) Anyway, to get a hot topic kicked off … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Front Office, Mike Green, National Hockey League, NHL Trades, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

This Would Be Devotion by a Bears Fan

When it comes to admiration for former Caps’ mucker-agitator Lou Franceschetti, we’re at the front of the cheering section, and while it’d be super cool to own his Hershey Bears’ sweater from 1980 — a Calder Cup winning season — … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Sweaters, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Hershey, Going Ugly, Earns a Beautiful Finals Date

For the fourth time in the past five years the Hershey Bears advanced to the Calder Cup finals, defeating the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 in game 6 Saturday night at Giant Center. They did so with what has become convention for … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Andrew Gordon, Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Michal Neuvirth, Minor Pro Hockey, Prospects | 1 Comment

A New Era in DC Sports Deserves a Proper Name

There is a distinctly regal air about Ted Leonsis these days. He possesses what might be called a Midas Touch for troubled sports franchises in these parts. Even as a minority owning, back-bench influencer for the Wizards, he injected a … Continue reading

Posted in Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Coyotes Avoid Deportation

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Worlds-Weary, and Grumpy

Russia beat Canada at the Worlds in semifinal play yesterday. Ain’t that just swell? Don’t you just feel all warm and fuzzy for our Russians competing over there (wherever they are)? I only know about the result because I accidentally … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Hershey Bears, IIHF, John Walton, Morning cup-a-joe, Olympic hockey, Semyon Varlamov, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, World Championships | 5 Comments