Monthly Archives: March 2011

Brother Can You Spare A D-man? Caps 4 / Blue Jackets 3 – OT

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Snapshots: High Winds With Some Sunny Skies in Washington

Last night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes was summed up best by Matt Hendricks when he described it as one that got away. The team had ample opportunity to capitalize on some key chances but were never able to finish. It was that inability to see a play all the way through that ended up costing the Caps a win. Continue reading

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Washington’s Biggest Mistake

Capitals General Manager George McPhee has made some absolutely gorgeous decision this season. Whether it be the trade for Scott Hannan, picking up Marco Sturm off waivers or acquiring what appears to be the team’s new locker room leader, Jason Arnott, for almost nothing, GMGM should be in the running for GM of the year. To bad his most recent decision, to send Braden Holtby back to Hershey, is his worst of the year and one that could really hurt the Caps in just a few weeks. Continue reading

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Goaltender Controversy? Caps 2 / Habs 0

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Capitals Convention Tickets On Sale Monday, Tuesday

The Washington Capitals know how to throw a party — and their largest annual gathering is the annual Capitals Convention.

The 2011 Capitals Convention presented by GEICO will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. on

Season ticket holders can begin purchasing tickets on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m by clicking here. This link will not work until the tickets go on sale.

Need to whet your appetite, or find out more about it? Here are a few posts from previous conventions to give you a flavor of the event. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lone Star Skate

Did you know that Gordie Howe spent the most personally fulfilling years of his career in Houston? That’s according to the book, “The Lone Star Skate.” Everyone knows that Texas is the land of football, but hockey has actually had a presence there for many years. Continue reading

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That Would Make Some Sweet Playoff Hockey, But…

If it ends up being a Philly-Washington conference final, the Eastern Conference champion might as well start digging a grave now to bury the battered bodies. That was a grueling 65-plus minutes of hockey last night between the two teams, and the Caps definitely got the worst of the physical play in the 3rd. The fact that Jason Chimera isn’t seeing stars right now and Scott Hannan is still walking (at least, we think both those things are true) is a testament to superhuman toughness. Continue reading

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Playoffs Clinched: Caps 5 / Flyers 4 – SO

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Auction, Raffle, and Fun for a Great Cause

OFB Reader Alli wanted to pass along some information about an Auction & Raffle at Chesterbrook Academy with the proceeds going to a great cause. Thank you guys so much for your help with getting the word out about our … Continue reading

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Tête à tête: The President’s Trophy

[This is the second post in a series that focuses on the conversation behind the issue with Andrew Tomlinson and Alex Perlmutter. The President’s Trophy and what it really means in the grand scheme of things is the focus of this edition’s discussion. Take a look at our opinions and feel free to add your own.] Continue reading

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