Category Archives: Chris Clark

Brooks Laich on What Makes a Leader

One surprising statement at the end of last season was Brooks Laich telling the media he needed to mature as a leader. His reputation as such is already well-established in Capitals circles (for example, when Caps prospect Braden Holtby was asked this summer who he looks up to in the locker room, Laich was the player he chose to mention by name).

Five months after Laich alluded to developing his locker room presence, he explained further this week what that role would look like. Continue reading


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The State of the Capitals’ Union, January 2010

Red Army, fellow Washington puckheads, late January again finds the Washington Capitals in an enviable competitive position: in first place — by a Grand Canyon chasm — in the Southeast division, but also first overall in the Eastern conference. And … Continue reading

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New Captain of the Hockey Team — and the City

There are inherent and intrinsic limitations to which outsiders — which includes everyone on planet Earth not wearing a Capitals’ sweater for a living — can comment on the appropriateness of a hockey team’s selection of its captain. This is … Continue reading

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A New Leader Emerges

When the Gr8 takes the ice tonight against the Montreal Canadians he will be sporting some new hardware on his right shoulder, a captain’s “C.” Ovechkin was selected by Head Coach Bruce Boudreau and GMGM as the 14th captain in … Continue reading

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Avert Your Eyes Away from Fresh Media Malfeasance

Nature Herself this week is condemning local media, freezing hard and fast our Canal and urging us to recreate outside, far away from media’s maelstrom of malfeasance. Once again, burgundy and gold incompetence is being feted and celebrated by the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Clark, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, John Carlson, Mathieu Perreault, Media, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL Network, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Trade Winds, Portending a Mid-Winter Gale?

There’s a special buzz-charge in a building on a game night when a big deal has gone down earlier in the day by the host club, but Monday’s game against Southeast basement dweller Carolina lost its buzz early. Jose Theodore, … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Hurricanes, Chris Clark, Eastern Conference, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Milan Jurcina, Morning cup-a-joe, Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Better Living Through Chemistry

Chemistry can be a fickle mistress. The Washington Capitals were Exhibit A tonight, turning in one of their worst first periods in a very long time and a messy game overall.

The trade of Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina to Columbus caught the players — even those involved in the trade — by surprise, and the team were not in sync when the puck dropped against the Carolina Hurricanes. Continue reading

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Road Woes and Missed Chances for the Caps

Maybe it was the road trip catching up to them, but one thing is for sure, the Washington Capitals certainly did not take advantage of the chances they had against the Vancouver Canucks. Nicklas Backstrom’s failed conversion of Ovi’s centering … Continue reading

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“Our goal isn’t to win the first round; our goal is to win all the rounds.”

Ever wonder how Bruce Boudreau is able to coach when the noise level at the Verizon Center is deafening? Gustafsson was able to ask that question and more during a conference call this afternoon. Here’s some highlights from the call with Gabby: Continue reading

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How About Some High School Hockey?

If you’re going to the Caps – Sens game on Friday and that just isn’t enough hockey for you, consider staying for the game after the game.  We received this info from OFB reader Andy LoPresto: I’m writing as a … Continue reading

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