Monthly Archives: November 2011

Coming Home

If you were at the game last night, you saw the Dale Hunter “Coming Home” tribute that the Game Entertainment crew put together. If weren’t at the game, here it is:

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Looking for the Smiles to Come Back

It was odd to go into the same locker room at Verizon, the same media post game press room, stare at the home bench from the press box, and know Bruce Boudreau wasn’t going to be there last night. If … Continue reading

Posted in Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

Assessing Hunter’s First Game Behind the Bench

The Capitals lost 2-1 to the Blues in Dale Hunter’s debut as head coach for his beloved franchise. Was the Capitals’ excessive time in the d-zone Tuesday just growing pains? How fast can we expect Hunter to install his system? … Continue reading

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OFB TV: Huntsy Comes Home, and the Legacy of Gabby

Bloggers were very well represented on a historic day for the Washington Capitals out at Kettler, and we asked a few of our favorites to chime in with their thoughts on the ascension of a legend as head coach of … Continue reading

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A Grand Experiment Begins

Early Monday afternoon out at Kettler I approached a Capitals official while awaiting Dale Hunter’s first press conference as Capitals head coach, and thanked him for “the early Christmas present.” The team rep, smiling, replied, “We couldn’t stop [the gift … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Capitals' greats of the past, Dale Hunter, George McPhee, John Walton, Morning cup-a-joe, Old Time Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 8 Comments

A Legend Comes Home, To Lead

Was able to snap this photo of Dale Hunter today just moments after he completed his first practice as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals.

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On “A Player’s Coach”

“The players will probably say [Hunter] is a players coach because they’d be too afraid not to say that.” – Capitals’ General Manager George McPhee

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What history is being made today?  

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Tallying the Warning Signs, It’s Time

This morning, we could look back on November 1 and Ovi’s outburst and deem it a moment of contempt . . . a mutinous moment, in fact. Continue reading

Posted in Alan May, Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Dan Daly, Karl Alzner, Morning cup-a-joe, Washington Times | 18 Comments

The Toughest Poll of All

It’s a cliche, but it’s also a bedrock reality of professional sports: when a team’s results sour, in prolonged fashion, there are inherent limitations with how a roster can be manipulated to effect change; instead, it’s always the head coach … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, National Hockey League, OFB Polls | 22 Comments