Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Second-Period Stampede

How cool would it be to be an Ovechkin-sweatered Capitals’ supporter, ticketed to a Hockey Night in Canada affair between the Caps and a Great White North club way far away from D.C., and to be standing in a beer … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Calgary Flames, Comcast SportsNet, Craig Laughlin, Hockey Night in Canada, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Burning the Midnight Oil, Caps Extinguish Flames: Caps 7 / Flames 2

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Big Joe, Making Big Gains on the Farm

Hershey Bears’ man about all manner of communications, John Walton, has penned a terrific read on Joe Finley for the AHL’s web site. On another quality Bears’ club Big Joe, who serves as a part-time OFB correspondent, has skated a … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Joe Finley, John Walton, Prospects, The Joe Finley Diary, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Keeping Up with the Bears

If you follow the Patriot News’ Tim Leone on his Twitter account, you can learn of weekly online chats he hosts for Hershey Bears’ fans. One such chat took place yesterday. The veteran Bears’ beat reporter, and Gabby co-author, brings … Continue reading

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In the Upper Heartland, a House of Horror

Minnesota’s supposed to be the land of 10,000 lakes, not swamps, but every time the Caps visit Excel Energy Center their offense goes into a quagmire. Six games now in this house of horrors and six defeats to show for … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Mike Green, Minnesota Wild, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

The Winter Classic Hosts Unveil Their Party Garb

The Penguins today rolled out their look for the Winter Classic at Heinz Field on New Years Day. Here it is: My take: it’s a huge improvement over what the Pens wore in the very first Winter Classic in 2008 … Continue reading

Posted in National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sweaters, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 3 Comments

Say Hello to Sixty Minutes of Quality Road Hockey

If you Tivo-ed last night’s 3-0 whitewashing of the Hurricanes in their home opener, hold onto it for a while. How elusive have three quality periods, stitched together in a single evening, proven for this hockey club since the start … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Hurricanes, Matt Bradley, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, National Hockey League, Nicklas Backstrom, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments