Author Archives: Andrew Tomlinson

Adding a Fresh Take to a Stale Season

Well it certainly was not a fairy tale for the Caps last night, as they struggled against the New York Islanders for much of the night, but it was definitely a storybook ending. Brooks Laich tapped home the game tying goal with less than a minute left and Alexander Ovechkin won the game with a highlight reel goal in OT. Despite all of that though, it was newly acquired defenseman Dennis Wideman who may have made the biggest impact. Continue reading

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The Case for Dealing Sasha Semin

I feel like one of those parents who has a child with incredible intelligence and the ability to achieve whatever he wants, but he refuses to study or apply himself. Continue reading

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Two Young Centers, Two Stories of Struggle with Consistency

The Washington Capitals’ Marcus Johansson and Mathieu Perreault are in a unique situation. Despite coming from completely different backgrounds and being in two totally different places in their careers, both are faced with the exact same problem, proving they are worthy of the second line center job.
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OFB TV: Running on Empty Against the Sharks

Elisabeth talks about how Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks may have been the result of an emotional let down and how there seemed to be a lack of energy. Continue reading

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Lacking in an Honorable Ending

Sunday afternoon’s game showed exactly why the Penguins-Capitals rivalry is not only one of the very best in hockey but one of the best in all of sports right now. There was blood, big hits, players — including the Gr8 … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dave Steckel, Frontier justice, National Hockey League, Old Time Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 5 Comments

Vintage Look in D.C. (Don’t Look, Pens’ Fans)

It’s Turn Back the Clock Night for the Habs’ visit to Washington Tuesday night, with the Caps honoring Dino Cicarelli, and the Caps are wearing their Winter Classic-issue throwbacks for the game. According to the team, they won’t be wearing … Continue reading

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OFB TV: Strong energy, but similar results

Lis and Andrew, who makes his OFB TV debut, talk about the Caps’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Rangers on Monday night. They talk about Holtby’s performance as well as which line was the strongest for the team. They also discuss the welcome return of a certain players style Washington has missed.

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Hockey’s Hardest Working Man, Not on Skates (Part 2)

After his tenure at Michigan State was complete, Ewell moved into the sport and league he had always wanted to be a part of, the NHL. The Vice President of the Washington Capitals called him and offered him a position in the Capitals’ Public Relations department. Despite finally making it to league he had always wanted to be a part of though, Ewell’s experience was not what someone would call perfect. Not only was the team one of the older ones in the league, but there were some guys Ewell thought were very tough to work with. Of every experience over his year and a half with the team, Ewell remembers one incident that encapsulated his whole time there. Continue reading

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The Hardest Working Man, Not on Skates (Part 1)

Leaning forward in his tailored brown striped suit, Nate Ewell runs through a final check of his Blackberry. His end seat in the press box is still surrounded by vacant folding chairs as the Verizon Center press box has yet to fill with members of the print, radio and television media. Ewell has climbed through the Caps media ranks and is the now the team’s Vice President of Communications. While he gets to travel with some of the biggest athletes in hockey and certainly enjoys what he does, it doesn’t mean his job is not stressful. Often times, he can be so busy he forgets to do some of the menial tasks in life, including one time forgetting to eat. Continue reading

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OFB TV: A Sunday Sigh of Relief

The Caps were in the midst of another troubling winless streak entering play Sunday and thorugh two periods were looking as if they would extend that streak to four games. But a key turnover and an ill-timed penalty by the … Continue reading

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