Monthly Archives: August 2011

No Slackers Here: One Capital’s Grueling Offseason Training

It’s 6:45 am, and the few people in the gym where Brooks Laich trains back in Saskatchewan have been known to throw odd glances at the NHL player being put through the paces by his trainer.  Laich has been up … Continue reading

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Classic Hockey Find at Ruff & Ready Furnishings

Sometimes, though, you unearth a great piece of furniture there, or lamp, or glassware, or statue — the usual estate-sale stuff. Last weekend, though, I stumbled across a true gem: an Eagle Toys N.H.L. Hockey Night in Canada slot-hockey set. Continue reading

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Impact Callup: John Walton Named Capitals’ Radio Voice

I trace my passion for puck in Washington back to the 1970s, and Ron Weber’s radio calls of Caps’ games on WTOP. Radio men in hockey back then — most particularly in this region of the world — had a … Continue reading

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Cooling, Heavenly Nectar Is Here!

Earlier this week we received most helpful confirmation from some Twitter followers that the world’s greatest beer, Nova Scotia’s Alexander Keith’s, had indeed arrived in our region. A special thanks to GaryJ06 for the store find in Montgomery County (Grape … Continue reading

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