Monthly Archives: September 2011

“It’s Ovi!”

You’re a 19-year-old defenseman, skating in front of NHL coaches on the first day of rookie camp. You look up to pass the puck, and arguably the best player in the NHL is on the other end of your receiving … Continue reading

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One Caps Prospect Gets Super Bowl Inspiration

Caps’ rookie camp attendee Nick Tabisz drew inspiration from a surprising source this summer during his maturation as a hockey player. The 24 year old participated in the Capitals’ development camp in July, and at the end was asked back … Continue reading

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Neuvy’s New Lid

Check out artist David Gunnarsson’s work on Michal Neuvirth’s new mask — a dual tribute to Washington D.C. and his Czech roots. Continue reading

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Washington Examiner: Caps’ Party Culture Hasn’t Had Its Last Call

When a hockey season is inexplicably left in tatters, underachievement its calling card, again, we who follow it with passion grasp at plausible explanations. A missing roster piece here and there. Leadership deficiency. Inexperience. Key injuries. What about the room … Continue reading


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Q&A: Capitals Book Author Ted Starkey, Looking Back and Looking Ahead

We carried off a little Q&A with Transition Game author Ted Starkey recently. Ted’s first book, self-published, comes out this autumn, and he has a contract for a second book, Red Rising, with ECW Press out of Toronto. Folks can … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Broadcast King

As summer comes to a close we learn of another important and impassioned media voice for hockey leaving Washington for an exciting career opportunity. Comcast Sportsnet’s Russ Thaler begins the on-air portion of a new chapter in his broadcast career … Continue reading

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