Category Archives: Andrew Gordon

The Frenchie That Saved Washington

Weeks or months hence, perhaps even during a springtime parade, will we look back at the 34-second mark of period two in Ottawa December 19, and of that night’s second stanza more generally, both of which belonged to Matty, and … Continue reading

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Notes from a Subdued Friday After Thursday’s High Drama

Friday at camp offered a striking contrast in atmosphere relative to Thursday. No big-news presser, no buzz over a free agent’s hat trick from a game the night before, and when Gabby met the media near 2:00 there was only the Washington Post’s Katie Carrera and yours truly there with questions for the coach. The exchange lasted all of about 5 minutes.

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Day One of the 2010 Duchesne Cup

For fans of physically inclined style of hockey, Sunday’s opening Duschesne Cup scrimmage between groups B and C didn’t offer a great deal of glass-slamming action or open-ice thumping, but don’t try telling that to Tomas Fleischmann. Group C’s Trevor … Continue reading

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Needed: An Oil Change and a New Set of Tires

Too often during the 2009-10 hockey season the Capitals rotated tires with well-worn treads when what they really needed — most especially back on the blueline — was a new set of Pirellis. A pair of Pirelli models named Carlson … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gordon, Front Office, Jeff Schultz, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Amid Euphoria, a Family Affair

I watched John Carlson skate around Giant Center ice in the early moments of his team’s Calder title celebration Monday night with a cell phone to his ear, his eyes scanning the stands, and in that moment I thought of … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Andrew Gordon, Calder Cup, Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears, John Carlson, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Hershey, Going Ugly, Earns a Beautiful Finals Date

For the fourth time in the past five years the Hershey Bears advanced to the Calder Cup finals, defeating the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 in game 6 Saturday night at Giant Center. They did so with what has become convention for … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Andrew Gordon, Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Michal Neuvirth, Minor Pro Hockey, Prospects | 1 Comment

Bears Best Mini-Mullets in Blanking Fashion

It was a 5-0 Hershey whitewash over Wilkes-Barre Scranton at Giant Center early Sunday evening. Incredibly, Michal Neuvirth has stopped 123 of the 124 petite Pens’ shots he’s faced in his last four games at Giant Center. Hershey’s 32 points … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Andrew Gordon, Hershey Bears, John Walton, Michal Neuvirth | 3 Comments