Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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Bye-Bye Matt Cooke, Embarrassment To Hockey

Matt Cooke’s dangerous and inexcusable antics continued today with a brutal WWE-style flying elbow to the New York Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh’s head.

The officials, to their credit, immediately escorted Cooke off the ice—there was no doubt that he’d played his last shift of that game. The only question remaining is not whether the NHL will suspend Cooke for the fifth time in his thuggish career, but for how long.

Don’t believe it? Perhaps another example of a player’s reputation making things seem worse than they are? Let me allay your doubts with Prosecution Exhibit A: Continue reading

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A Sort of Homecoming & Neuvy Shines: Caps 3 / Devils 0

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Marco Sturm Makes Fitting In With New Team Look Easy

He may have had the quietest boxscore debut of the three newest Capitals, but before two weeks had passed, veteran Marco Sturm had already received an on-air compliment from one team leader: Brooks Laich. Continue reading

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Today We’re All Irish

Nice job, NHL.

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