Monthly Archives: January 2011

Matty’s Back

Early last month, of Mathieu Perreault, I wrote, “He especially is a compelling photo-op at local elementary schools, perhaps leading floor hockey stick-handling clinics among schoolchildren not much smaller than he.” In the interim he actually made a schoolhouse appearance … Continue reading

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Readers React: On Thoroughbreds Being Asked To Be Clydesdales

I’m highly suspicious of the likelihood that the actual jockey for the great Secretariat, Ron Turcotte, is an OFB reader; nonetheless, a commenter identifying himself as such had over the weekend what I regarded as the best reflection related to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Cody Eakin, Columbus Blue Jackets, Eastern Conference, Evgeny Kuznetsev, George McPhee, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Bradley, Matt Hendricks, Mike Knuble, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Trap hockey, Washington Capitals | 16 Comments

A Legacy PK Effort by the Bears

The Hershey Bears held off the Charlotte Checkers in a Saturday matinee at Giant Center today, 1-0, the only goal coming off the stick of Sheldon Souray. It was Hershey’s sixth win in a row. Braden Holtby earned his fifth … Continue reading

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Uninspired and Unwatchable

Like many in the region, I lost power in my home during Wednesday night’s storm. But I’ve a four-wheel drive and a flatscreen-laden Chili’s nearby, and I really wanted to watch the Capitals’ final game before the All Star break. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Front Office, George McPhee, Jonathan Warner, Lisa Hillary, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 22 Comments

The Capitals’ Organization Completes a Hat Trick of Broadcast Triumph This Season

Big-time congratulations are in order to the Hershey Bears’ John Walton, who called his 1,000th American League game last night in Hershey’s 4-3 win over Springfield at Giant Center. Thursday’s game was a reschedule from Wednesday night, when thundersnow struck … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Foster Hewitt Memorial Award 2010, Hershey Bears, John Walton, Media, Radio, Ron Weber, Steve Kolbe, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Horn Guy Hits the Airwaves

Congrats to Sam on his starring role in a Capitals commercial. Check it out:

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OFB TV: A chat with a young star

Lis got the rare opportunity to talk to rookie goaltender Braden Holtby about his time with Caps, his playing style and the AHL All-Star game. Continue reading

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