Category Archives: Capitals’ greats of the past

The Tree of ’98 Bears More Leadership Fruit: Adam Oates Now Coaches the Caps

Outside of his winning the Stanley Cup, it’s difficult to fathom a figure in hockey ever enjoying a day a rival to Adam Oates’ yesterday. The “lesser” of his feats Tuesday was earning his first-ever head coaching job, for the … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Oates, Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Capitals' greats of the past, Dale Hunter, George McPhee, Hockey Hall of Fame, Hockey Heroes | 1 Comment

A Grand Experiment Begins

Early Monday afternoon out at Kettler I approached a Capitals official while awaiting Dale Hunter’s first press conference as Capitals head coach, and thanked him for “the early Christmas present.” The team rep, smiling, replied, “We couldn’t stop [the gift … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Capitals' greats of the past, Dale Hunter, George McPhee, John Walton, Morning cup-a-joe, Old Time Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 8 Comments

Killer Chronicle: A Weekend of Fun On and Off the Ice in D.C.

Probably about two¬† months ago, reading something on this blog, I first learned of the first-ever Capitals Alumni game. I fly into town this week to participate, and I’ve been looking forward to Friday night pretty much all summer. As … Continue reading

Posted in Capitals' greats of the past, Hockey fights, Hockey hearts, Hockey Heroes, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Kevin Kaminski, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

Killer Comes Home

Discovery has its Shark Week; at OFB this week we’ll be celebrating and chronicling the brief but oh so memorable Caps’ career of Kevin ‘Killer’ Kaminski. Cause Killer’s coming home — he’s coming into town this weekend to take in … Continue reading

Posted in Capitals' greats of the past, Jonathan Warner, Kevin Kaminski, Matt Hendricks, National Hockey League, Radio, The Great Old Patrick Division, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Capitals' greats of the past, Montreal Canadiens, National Hockey League, Old Time Hockey, Sweaters, Vintage-look Caps, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments