Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Former Redskin Picks Ovechkin Over McNabb

We mentioned this on Twitter yesterday, but Thursday’s Washington Post Live had a great round table session on which DC area athlete is the Most Valuable? This stemmed from a discussion that Mike Wise has had on 106.7 The Fan. … Continue reading

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Verizon Center Gets Free Wi-Fi Access

Good news over at Ted’s Take for fans of the Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics:

We have installed free, unrestricted wireless Internet access at Verizon Center, and it’s currently available for Mystics games and will be available for the upcoming Capitals and Wizards seasons. Our new FanAccess Wi-Fi network allows fans with wireless devises the ability to connect to the web from their seats.

This move is a leap forward for fans’ connectivity during games—both for incoming information and for sharing observations directly from the event. Continue reading

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Remedying Roadtrip for Two Healing Hockey Hearts

My final fond memory of the 2009-10 hockey season: being seated in Bar Louie, hard by Verizon Center, and taking in the optimism-infusing action of Caps-Habs game 4 with my pal Stephen Pepper, the maestro of Japers’ Rink radio. The … Continue reading

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A Mountain of Honor

Never short on creativity, Yahoo’s Greg Wyshynski has greatly helped alleviate the doldrums of August with his Faces of Mt. Puckmore series on the Puck Daddy blog. Each NHL organization has four seminal faces represented, as chosen by bloggers for … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Best Moves for Improvement Arrive from Within

For just about the entire offseason, we have been preaching that the Caps need to make a move and sign someone, anyone, to make their team better. After two disappointing postseasons in a row, you would think the front office would be aggressive when it came to filling holes on the team. Continue reading

Posted in AHL, American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, John Carlson, John Walton, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL, Prospects, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Antidote Heatwave: Pucktalk in Titletown

What began several years ago as a humble and modest offseason gathering of American Hockey League broadcasters for a weekend of golf and poker (and a few puck sodas) has given rise to a full-fledged meet-and-greet with the broadcasters event … Continue reading

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Crafting High-End Hockey Sticks

In this clip, you’ll see how carbon-fiber EASTON hockey sticks are created . . . it’s a pretty cool six minutes, particularly the automated slap-shot machine in the final testing (I want one!). Too bad it only shoots at 75 m.p.h.—perhaps that’s why Ovie’s and Green’s cannon-blasts seems to snap their sticks like twigs at inopportune moments. Continue reading

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