Author Archives: DC SportsChick

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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Interesting Insight From the Bench Boss

One of my friends, the lovely and talented Sara Bauleke, was recently featured in a Washingtonian article about how locals manage stress. She was one of 23 Washingtonians who were interviewed and rated their stress on a scale of 0-30 … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Postgame Live Chat Tonight

Similar to last season, tonight I’ll be hosting a chat on CSN Washington after the Caps-Devils game. The chat will be here. Please join me to share your thoughts about the game and discuss exciting topics such as the Devils’ woes and Erskine’s mustache (which, incidentally, would be a great band name). See you tonight! Continue reading

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Hockey ‘N Heels: Flavor Saver Edition

Last night was the ever-popular Hockey ‘N Heels at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The event, which sold out in under five minutes, was attended by 250 women of all ages. Activities included on-ice demonstrations with instructions from Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Braden Holtby, and Peter Bondra. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Marcus Johansson, Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Pucks ‘N Pipsqueaks

Last night the Capitals introduced a new event to their ever-expanding list of fan events: Sticks ‘n Sneakers. It’s Hockey ‘n Heels for the younger set. Membership in the Capitals Kids Club has quickly grown, and the Caps figured there would be interest in such an event. They were right; all 120 tickets for the event quickly sold out. Continue reading

Posted in D. J. King, Eric Fehr, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Today’s Practice, In Photos

The Caps were busy on the ice this morning in preparation for tomorrow’s game against Nashville (see Katie Carrera’s Twitter feed for details). Most of the walking (skating?) wounded were out there, with the notable exception of #52. Here’s some photos from practice. Continue reading

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Breakin’ the Law

ARLnow.com, a news site for all things Arlington, recently wrote an article about local celebrities and their treatment by police. Naturally, a few of the celebrities mentioned were a few of the Capitals. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments