Monthly Archives: June 2011

Caps Like Laich

Per the official press release: The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Brooks Laich to a six-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We … Continue reading

Posted in Brooks Laich | 17 Comments

Standing Up to Rock the Red

Remember in March when the Capitals announced that they were selling Standing Room Only (SRO) season tickets for next season? Well, I know someone who actually bought some. Continue reading

Posted in Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 4 Comments

The Secret to Jacques’ Success

Lucy Neatby is a Canadian knitter and writer, and produces a monthly newsletter. Her latest one included this nugget:

Knitting Tip
Do it daily and have fun!

Really, knitting is therapeutic for you. Here in Canada one of our most famous hockey goalies regularly used it to relieve stress before and after major games, and he had such a record of wins that people took notice. Its effects on the body and mind are not unlike those of meditation, but as a bonus you get a product to show for it. Knitting is a powerful form of re-creation and creation, all in one. So be good to yourself: knit. Continue reading

Posted in NHL, Old Time Hockey | 1 Comment

Kolzig Returns to Caps

Per the Washington Captials press release: ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have hired former Capital Olie Kolzig as associate goaltender coach, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Dave Prior will return to his role as director … Continue reading

Posted in Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

Stanley Cup Fever in Fredericksburg, Virginia

We spied the Stanley Cup in Fredericksburg, Virginia. These local Bruins fans are hoping for some more home ice magic tonight to force game 7.

Posted in Boston Bruins, NHL playoffs, Vancouver Canucks | Leave a comment

Live on Letterman – Neal Peart

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Miracle Medal Up For Auction

Want to own a piece of the Miracle on Ice? Well, if you have a pile of cash and an appreciation for Schadenfreude, you can own the Silver Medal awarded to Vladimir Myshkin, the Soviet netminder who relieved Vladislav Tretiak in the biggest upset in hockey history.
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Posted in Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

Seeking Help from Above

I’m a big fan of photo-ops that illustrate the impressive broadening of Washington’s passion for pucks. This particular image also seems to invite the discussion: Should we trouble a busy God these days with our postseason puck distress? Of course … Continue reading

Posted in National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 6 Comments

Bettman’s Southern Chickens, Coming Home To Roost

I want hockey, at its highest level, hosted only where it is loved — not where it’s the whim marketing experiment of an expansion-impulsive commissioner, but rather where it’s loved. It has to be this way, because hockey will ever … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Gary Bettman, Morning cup-a-joe, Much-needed relocation, Southeast Division, Washington the hockey town, Winnipeg Jets | 20 Comments