Monthly Archives: February 2011

Are the Stars Aligned for a Big Deal?

I’m keeping a close eye on tonight’s Dallas-Detroit game. The losses are mounting for the fast-falling Stars, and with them come extraordinary possibilities as Monday’s trade deadline nears. A month ago, the Stars were the success story of the NHL, … Continue reading

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Digital Young Gun, Getting It Done

Once upon a time Andrew was our modest intrepid intern. As of today, he’s still modest, still intrepid, but also a first star of the digital day — his argument for dealing Alexander Semin, published this morning, caught the eyes … Continue reading

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The Case for Dealing Sasha Semin

I feel like one of those parents who has a child with incredible intelligence and the ability to achieve whatever he wants, but he refuses to study or apply himself. Continue reading

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When Word of a Miracle Arrives on the Seas

[OFB note: Last February 22, on the 30th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, we received an amazing note from a reader and patriot and serviceman, detailing an astounding narrative about how word of sports’ greatest moment was received by … Continue reading

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Hard Hat-Wearing Brads Turns the Tide

Bradley fights against Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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Neuvirth Serves Crow, Shutout to Bylsma, Pittsburgh … Again: Caps 1 / Flightless Fowl 0

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America’s Capital Wins 1st Game of Hockey Day in America: Caps 2 / Sabres 1

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Happy Hockey Day in America

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Hats Off for Duck Season: Caps 7 / Ducks 6

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Taking a Wrecking Ball to Capitals Country Club (Part II)

Back in January 2010, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, speaking of his team’s American League affiliate in Hershey, told the Patriot News (Pa.), “The excellence with which that organization is run washes up on us.” Umm . . . not . … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, American Hockey League, George McPhee, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Ted Leonsis, The Great Old Patrick Division, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments