Category Archives: Calder Cup

Referendum Hockey Is Here

We are going to learn a great deal about the DNA of the Washington Capitals over the next 36 hours. Immediately before them is an enormous if suddenly unexpected task: attempting to gain, on the road, viability in a series … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, American Hockey League, Bruce Boudreau, Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, Jason Arnott, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Nicklas Backstrom, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 28 Comments

In Central Pa., the Calder Cup Is Three Miles High

Engineers and construction workers in hard hats, utility communicators and administrative staff, even cafeteria workers expressed a common line of inquiry near 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Operating Station in Harrisburg. Pa.: Is it here yet? … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, John Walton, Mathieu Perreault, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Ted, Shall We Have a Wager on Next Spring?

The owner isn’t thrilled with me. Infrequently but once in a while we squabble, always respectfully. He and I share a passion for seeing greatness on the ice here; we just might go about its architecture in different ways. I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Calder Cup, Eastern Conference, Hershey Bears, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 40 Comments

Own a Jar of Hershey History

I have snow enthusiast friends about the region who today still have a snowball from each of our three blizzards from last winter tucked away in home freezers. (Captured and stored there most often by their small children.) Looking ahead … Continue reading

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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

A Great Time To Pop Open a Puck Soda

We’d all agree — little Matty Perreault had himself one heck of a hockey season. And at its conclusion, in glory, why shouldn’t he pop open a cold one — a Canadian cold one, of course — and savor it? … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Calder Cup, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Mathieu Perreault, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments

Blogging in a Swirl and Swarm of Champions

This footage we shot last night won’t be entered in any¬†filmfests any time soon, but that wasn’t the design. We simply hoped to capture the spirit and flavor of a remarkable moment, one we were beyond fortunate¬†to have been invited … Continue reading

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