Monthly Archives: October 2011

Lightning Causes Power Outage, Caps Win Trick Play – Caps 6 / Bolts 5 – SO

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Caps’ Home Opener: A Writer’s Nightmare But a Heck of a Finish

Slightly less difficult than actually winning the hockey game Saturday night between the Capitals and the Hurricanes –which ended 4-3 in the Caps’ favor in overtime—was trying to pinpoint a comprehensive storyline to sew a recap together (you may agree … Continue reading

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Game Over Green Returns: Caps 4 / Canes 3 – OT

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Caps Players (Try To) Remember Their First Opening Night on an NHL Roster

Oct. 5, 2006. Oct. 8, 2010. Those were the dates Mike Green and John Carlson made their NHL opening night debuts on an NHL roster (both with the Capitals). Green played over  17 minutes in his game. Carlson played over … Continue reading

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Questions for a Hockey Club at a Crossroads

Yes, there are important, impact veteran additions to the Capitals roster for 2011-12, and yes the club likely will be backstopped by the finest talent they’ve had in net since Olie Kolzig more than 10 years ago. Yes, the Capitals … Continue reading

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OFB TV Roundtable: Grading the Caps’ Offseason, Predicting Ovi’s Return to Form

Beginning the brand new hockey season gathered at their favorite sports bar, OFB’s John Keeley, Sky Kerstein of 106.7 the Fan, Ed Frankovic of Baltimore WNST, and “Transition Game” author and Washington Times blogger Ted Starkey talk about the Capitals’ … Continue reading

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Yes, It’s Indeed Time To Grow Up

The sports section of today’s Washington Post print edition features a four-page preview pullout for the Capitals’ new season. The Post’s Katie Carrera examines the urgency of the moment for the organization in the section’s cover story, which is poignantly … Continue reading

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By and Large, by Design, a Training Camp of Tranquility

The best part of the Capitals’ preseason has arrived — its conclusion. They survived a slate of seven exhibition games largely unscathed; no front-line performers ought to be missing from Saturday’s opening night here against Carolina. For a team not … Continue reading

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The Final Note on Caps’ 2011 Preseason

Sunday night was the Capitals’ last preseason game before their home opener Saturday against Carolina, and the Caps managed a 4-1 win against a Chicago roster that left off several of the Blackhawks’ best players. Some notes on the final … Continue reading

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The Cook Who Guards the Visitors’ Bench

Author’s note: I first met Shawn, the subject of this piece, through fellow OFB contributor Tara Wheeler last season when she and I would cover games together. He often makes chocolate truffles (as you’ll read about below) and brings them … Continue reading

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