Monthly Archives: May 2011

Renewed Questions of Leadership

Deep into Tuesday night, a prominent member of Washington’s hockey media, referencing the Boston Bruins’ effort in game 2 of the Eastern conference finals, emailed me this reflection: “This is what a desperate team is supposed to look like down … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Eastern Conference, Ed Frankovic, Front Office, George McPhee, HBO's 24/7, hockey blogging, Morning cup-a-joe, New media, NHL playoffs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 19 Comments

Crash Course Indeed: Red Bull’s Crashed Ice

It’s the Winter Classic meeting the X Games, I guess, but it’s also sorta like racing down a bobsled or luge track in hockey skates: Red Bull’s Crashed Ice competition, which dates back about a decade but only recently came … Continue reading

Posted in Crashed Ice, Ice, Other sports, Versus | 5 Comments

Wishing for a Special Forces Mindset

Big news — the Red Wings are out of the playoffs, prematurely. Prematurely for them of course is anything short of securing the Cup. The seasons change, some faces change, the objective though for the Wings ever remains the same. … Continue reading

Posted in detroit red wings, Front Office, George McPhee, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 15 Comments

Are the Southeast’s Walls Crumbling Down?

It was eye-catching and amusing, beholding the verb tense in the opening couple of sentences of the Atlanta Thrashers’ Wikipedia entry: “The Atlanta Thrashers were a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. They were members of … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Eastern Conference, Gary Bettman, Much-needed relocation, Radio, Southeast Division, Twitter, Winnipeg Jets | 6 Comments

Systemically Speaking, Where We Do Go from Here?

One of the most interesting questions our readership has asked over the past week relates to what kind of Capitals team we ought to see on the ice starting next fall. The vast majority of Bruce Boudreau’s tenure — the … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, NHL playoffs, OFB Polls, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 10 Comments

A Community I’ll Never Forget

In three years I’ve had the opportunity to see three playoff runs, two series wins, dueling hat tricks, Game 7 heroics and had the opportunity to be apart of one of the best communities in sports. After three seasons of covering perhaps the most electric team hockey though, my time as a member of the OnFrozenBlog team has come to an end. Continue reading

Posted in Media, National Hockey League, NHL, OFB, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

A Vexing Query of Leadership

The Capitals may or may not have a deficit of leadership on the ice and in the room with this roster, but dogging them most in the initial hours and days of yet another postseason far too early arrived at … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, George McPhee, Greg Wyshynski, Media, New media, NHL playoffs, Print, Radio, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, Tim Leone, Washington Capitals | 19 Comments