Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Curse of Cute Hockey Strikes Again

It is a dangerous thing in playoff hockey, to be an expected winner and to be winning narrowly and to have golden opportunities to vanquish a weary underdog opponent but fail to do so. An underdog in hockey often gains … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, John Carlson, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Shinny, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 16 Comments

Another Playoff Party Online for Blogging Pucksheads at WRC

Among a host of impressive media voices we chimed in again on what we think might happen in the Caps-‘Bolts series for WRC-TC 4’s web site today. JP, Dave Nichols of the Capitals News Network, WNST’s Ed Frankovic, Sean Leahy … Continue reading

Posted in Dave Nichols, Ed Frankovic, hockey blogging, Media, NBC, New media, NHL playoffs, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Starkey, TV, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Tampa vs. Washington: Of Ageless Wonders, Young Guns, and Matt Bradley’s Right Hook

How ’bout a second cup-a -joe this morning — you need it especially if your alarm went off around 4:00 to tune in to matrimony madness across the pond. Meanwhile, back home, it’s time for round 2 of the NHL … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

It’s Just the Second Round, but the Caps This Spring Are Standing Tall

There are eight teams left vying for hockey’s grand prize, and this morning, it’s interesting to reflect on the relative status of our Capitals. Put bluntly: have the Capitals ever looked quite as formidable and buzz-worthy relative to their remaining … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Bruce Boudreau, Dennis Wideman, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL Network, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Welcome to Bitterburgh

Need a job? There’s an opening in Pittsburgh, according to this Craigslist ad. Continue reading

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OFB TV: Comcast Sportsnet’s Jill Sorenson on Washington Blooming in Pucks This Spring

We had a chance to visit with Jill Sorenson of Comcast Sportsnet recently and call her out for some Avery-like behavior during the media skate the Capitals held at season’s start. More importantly, Jill shared with us some first-hand accounts … Continue reading

Posted in Comcast SportsNet, Jill Sorenson, NHL playoffs, OFB TV, Washington Redskins, Washington the hockey town | 1 Comment

StubHub Hires Nostradamus?

Saw an ad on’s NHL page today that caused me to double-take: ticket reseller StubHub seemed to already know what days the Caps’ Round 2 games would be. Continue reading

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Out West Tonight, Let There Be Whale Choking

On this spectacular spring day in the nation’s capital I saw the sun rise as I awaited the opening of my gym. It was a deeply spiritual moment — I was mere hours removed from the final horn of a … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Blackhawks, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Western conference | 9 Comments

Second Round Opponent?

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Posted in Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens, NHL playoffs, OFB Polls, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

Jason Takes Manhattan

Due to licensing issues, the Capitals can’t release the video that was shown before Game 5’s Opening Video. But Caps Fan “LuvdCaps” has everyone’s back. Though not the same quality had the Caps Game Entertainment staff been able to release it, it’s not bad. Enjoy. And thanks, LuvdCaps. Continue reading

Posted in Jason Chimera, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments