Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Statement Win?

Remember when third periods late in the Boudreau era were hold-on-for-dear-life and cover-your-eyes stanzas? Suddenly, under Coach Hunter, they are statement frames for the Caps. Production, derived from patience, slow but steady absorption of a radically new system, and increasing … Continue reading

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Ovi Stops On A Dime In Caps Win: Caps 5 / Sens 3

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Sky Talks Caps on Fox 5

Good stuff from 106.7 The Fan’s Sky Kerstein talking to Dave Ross on Sunday‚Äôs Sit Down on Fox 5. Continue reading

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What Reunification Means To Us

Patrick Division 2.0 we’re calling it. Our collective heads are still spinning over the dream-like developments of the past 72 hours. It was just this past Saturday night that word broke — exploded, really — that the NHL’s Board of Governors would consider a proposal brought to them by the commissioner that would reunite the Capitals with their natural rivals in the Mid-Atlantic and obliterate — forever — the Southeast division. Not long after we in Washington got home from school and work Monday night it was a reality. Continue reading

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The Wait Is Over: 24/7 on DVD

HBO’s highly-anticipated release of 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic on DVD is finally here. OFB received an advance copy, which we were pleased to review. Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Patrick

From the NHL press release: PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2011) — The National Hockey League Board of Governors tonight approved a four-Conference alignment format and authorized Commissioner Gary Bettman to implement this proposal, pending input from the National Hockey … Continue reading

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OFB TV: Christmas for Caps Fans — Hello Again, Patrick Division!

When it comes to the Capitals’ past, there are few voices in our region bearing the vivid fidelity of Baltimore WNST’s Ed Frankovic. Ed worked for the Caps during the glory days when the team nightly battled the likes of … Continue reading

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