Author Archives: DC SportsChick

The Secret to Jacques’ Success

Lucy Neatby is a Canadian knitter and writer, and produces a monthly newsletter. Her latest one included this nugget:

Knitting Tip
Do it daily and have fun!

Really, knitting is therapeutic for you. Here in Canada one of our most famous hockey goalies regularly used it to relieve stress before and after major games, and he had such a record of wins that people took notice. Its effects on the body and mind are not unlike those of meditation, but as a bonus you get a product to show for it. Knitting is a powerful form of re-creation and creation, all in one. So be good to yourself: knit. Continue reading

Posted in NHL, Old Time Hockey | 1 Comment

Welcome to Bitterburgh

Need a job? There’s an opening in Pittsburgh, according to this Craigslist ad. Continue reading

Posted in Pittsburgh Penguins | Tagged | 8 Comments

Caps Rap II

Last year it was the Caps Rap. Now, with the playoffs upon us, it’s time for Caps Rap II. Continue reading

Posted in Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Book Review: The Lone Star Skate

Did you know that Gordie Howe spent the most personally fulfilling years of his career in Houston? That’s according to the book, “The Lone Star Skate.” Everyone knows that Texas is the land of football, but hockey has actually had a presence there for many years. Continue reading

Posted in Dallas Stars, NHL, Print | 4 Comments

Caps Care Casino Night, In Photos

Here’s a quick slideshow of photos taken at last night’s Caps Care Casino Night & Auction. See Schultz tear it up on Rock Band, and witness Ovi’s Wii Bowling skills (or lack thereof, since he lost). Enjoy! Continue reading

Posted in Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

An Old Friend, Big-Time Impressed by a Caps’ Prospect

Posted in Evgeny Kuznetsev, Prospects, Ron Wilson, Social media, Twitter, World Junior Championships | Leave a comment

Nicky’s New Digs

In their “Luxury Homes” column, the Washingtonian detailed Backstrom’s recent home purchase. Looks like someone got a $200,000 price cut from his buddy:

Capitals star center Niklas Backstrom bought a house in Arlington from his former teammate Jose Theodore for $2 million. The six-bedroom, eight-bath home has a fitness room, Irish pub, wine cellar, and theater. It listed for $2.2 million. Continue reading

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