Monthly Archives: December 2010

Day 1 Guide at Heinz Field: The Ice, the Players, and the New Start Time

Mike Green said after the Caps skated Friday afternoon (by 5 pm, it was still in the 50’s) that he probably skated in weather this warm before as a kid, but never with his full gear on for a full … Continue reading

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Caps Welcomed Warmly in Pittsburgh

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On a Pond of Legends, Evason’s Play Stood Out

Caps assistant coach Dean Evason was fairly well-conditioned for the verbal give-and-take between players at Friday’s Capitals-Penguins alumni game, which ended in a 5-5 tie. He’d been subjected to his own round of ribbing from current Capitals when they heard … Continue reading

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Bonzai Delivers a Last-Minute New Years Eve Dagger!

With the Alumni Pittsburgh Penguins clinging to a 5-4 lead and with Caps’ netminder Don Beaupre pulled for a sixth attacker this morning, old no. 12 seriously dampened the New Years spirits of the hosts with an equalizer strike! “BONZAI!!!” … Continue reading

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A Salute to History: Caps Alumni 5/ Pens Alumni 5

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Gearing Up for the Winter Classic

Comcast’s Corey Masisak offered an informative and should-be-read piece on NHL.com recently about the equipment-preparation side of the Winter Classic. We wanted to add in a few details from a conversation OFB had with the Capitals’ head equipment manager, Brock … Continue reading

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Who Has The Upper Hand?

Online Surveys & Market Research

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OFB TV: Inside the Winter Classic Alumni Game with Alan May

Comcast Sportsnet’s Capitals analyst Alan May made his first appearance on OFB TV Wednesday while taking in the Capitals’ outdoor practice in Chevy Chase, Md. We wanted to try and go on the inside a bit of that other game … Continue reading

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Sidney, Entering Saturday’s Big Game Suddenly Slumping

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Alzner: ‘I wish we could play all our games outdoors’

Here are some images captured by pucksandbooks and Andrew Tomlinson at yesterday’s outdoor practice.

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