Category Archives: Chicago Blackhawks

Out West Tonight, Let There Be Whale Choking

On this spectacular spring day in the nation’s capital I saw the sun rise as I awaited the opening of my gym. It was a deeply spiritual moment — I was mere hours removed from the final horn of a … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Blackhawks, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Western conference | 9 Comments

First-round Ruminations

This morning I’m thinking of David Poile, for this morning, the former Caps’ GM is savoring his first playoff series win since he arrived in Nashville to guide the expansion Predators in 1998, and his first postseason triumph since the … Continue reading

Posted in Carrie Underwood (the First Lady of Pucks), Chicago Blackhawks, David Poile, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Beat Dat Beat: Caps 4 / Hawks 3 – OT

Posted in 2 Points, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Chicago: Case Study in Poor Cap Management

The NHL Awards have passed us by, the Stanley Cup has been hoisted by the Chicago Blackhawks and free agency is in full swing. Despite all the time that has passed, Washington Capitals fans are still left yearning from the far too early first round exit from this year’s playoffs. They are left thinking to themselves that could have been us, we do have a lot of the same qualities as the Blackhawks and yet we didn’t go all the way. After what the Hawks have had to do in the last few weeks, do Caps fans really wish they were in the same boat as Chicago though? Continue reading

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How It’s Gonna Shake Out in Round One

We asked our OFB Young Guns, Andrew and Alex, to piece together an overview of the first round of the NHL playoffs. It’s an overview not necessarily designed to wager on, but if you do, and if you win with … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, detroit red wings, Eastern Conference, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, NHL playoffs, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

What Are Your 10 Best Caps’ Games of All Time?

The first thing you notice about the newly released 10 Greatest Capitals Games DVD collection is its Ovi-centric-ness: five of the ten games come from the Capitals’ past five seasons. There is, unfortunately, an unavoidably practical reason for this. Put … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bengt Gustafsson, Bryan Murray, Chicago Blackhawks, Dale Hunter, Media, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 22 Comments

Imagery from a Reader Roadtrip To Chitown

We are enthusiastic collectors of reader pics from summer vacations that Rock the Red, and in-season roadtrips that do likewise. OFB reader Chris made his first-ever visit to the great city of Chicago this past weekend, scored some prime seats … Continue reading

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Then and Now: I Want My Innocent Ovi Back

It’s seared in my memory in a way virtually no other hockey moment, save the Miracle on Ice, is: the October 5, 2005, debut of Alexander Ovechkin in the NHL. Forty seconds into the new season’s opening game, on his … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Chicago Blackhawks, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL Rules, Washington Capitals | 40 Comments

The Captain, Sitting Again

Per Capitals Insider, Capitals’ captain Alexander Ovechkin has been suspended for two games for his first period push Sunday of Blackhawks’ defenseman Brian Campbell. Sunday’s was Ovi’s third game misconduct of the 2009-10 season. Today’s verdict only further muddles the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Chicago Blackhawks, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments