Monthly Archives: February 2011

Arnott Acquired for Steckel and a 2nd

[3:36pm] Bob McKenzie reports Arnott for Steckel and a 2nd round pick. Probably in 2012.
[3:13pm] LeBrun Confirms
[3:07pm] Have the Capitals acquired Jason Arnott from the Devils? Early word is Steckel is a Devil.

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Trade Day for Caps

[12:13am EST] King clears waivers.
[11:50am EST] Mike Vogel is reporting the Caps have traded Jake Hauswirth and a 3rd round pick in 2011 to Florida for defenseman Dennis Wideman.

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McPhee’s Moment

Is this the most important day in the NHL executive career of Capitals’ General Manager George McPhee? You could make a compelling case that it is. Publicly, McPhee is standing solidly behind his 33-20-10, second-place-in-the-Southeast squad. (The team’s 20 regulation … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Eastern Conference, Ed Frankovic, George McPhee, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, NHL trade deadline, Radio, Sergei Fedorov, Sky Kerstein, Ted Starkey, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments

Caps Comeback: Caps 3 / Isles 2

Posted in 2 Points, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Because We *Badly* Need Feel-Good Distraction

Patriot News Bears’ beat reporter Tim Leone needed only 20 minutes Saturday night to develop a man-crush on a buzz-prospect:  

Posted in American Hockey League, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Prospects, Tim Leone | Leave a comment

Caps Claim And Waive A King?

Sturm claimed? Update: Yep. Confirmed. The natural left winger was claimed today by the Capitals. Read into it what you will. Meanwhile, D.J. King has been waived.

Posted in D. J. King, Marco Sturm, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

OFB TV: Lis and Ed Talk ‘What Now?’

Oh so ugly at the rink last night, and oh so hard to talk hockey passionately when the players you cover evince so little of it on a winter Friday night before another full house, but our Lis and Ed … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Conference, Ed Frankovic, Hockey hearts, National Hockey League, New media, NHL Trades, OFB TV, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Trading Now Is of No Consequence

Trying to think of an instance in NHL history in which a 120-pt., President’s trophy winning club one season endured during the very next 7-0 and 6-0 whitewashings at the hands of a longstanding, bitter rival — one who executed … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Ed Frankovic, National Hockey League, New media, New York Rangers, Social media, Twitter, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 11 Comments

100 Questions for Concerned Caps’ Fans

It’s cliche, it’s boring, it’s obvious, it’s true: We don’t know what’s going on with the Washington Capitals right now. At the risk of selling the sizzle before the steak, here’s the point of all this: I don’t know. People … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Eastern Conference, Front Office, George McPhee, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

A Tale of Two Niche Sport Commissioners

Seldom do I expect to write about professional golf on this blog, but something about this week’s PGA Tour event in Arizona caught my eye. The American pro golf tour this week is hosting one of its corporation-concocted “World Championship” … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Gary Bettman, National Hockey League, Other sports, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments