Category Archives: Craig Laughlin

A Second-Period Stampede

How cool would it be to be an Ovechkin-sweatered Capitals’ supporter, ticketed to a Hockey Night in Canada affair between the Caps and a Great White North club way far away from D.C., and to be standing in a beer … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Calgary Flames, Comcast SportsNet, Craig Laughlin, Hockey Night in Canada, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

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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Posted in Andrew Gordon, Comcast SportsNet, Craig Laughlin, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Late-Night Gamewatch Duty Falls Upon the Young

One of the virtues of having undergraduate associates is that they can be assigned to monitor West Coast games while we old geezers hit the hay around period two for work in the morning. Take it away, night owls: 1st … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Colorado Avalanche, Craig Laughlin, Joe Beninati, John Erskine, Jose Theodore, Lisa Hillary, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Say Hello to a Series of Sixty Minutes of Quality Hockey

Three periods of complete hockey from this team that had gone conspicuously long this season without them now arrive nightly, in successive fashion. It wasn’t there to begin the roadtrip in Montreal, but the Caps got the win that night … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Craig Laughlin, Joe Beninati, John Carlson, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Semyon Varlamov, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

“Absolutely No One Wants To Play Against The Washington Capitals”

OFB had locker room video to edit after Tuesday night’s victory over Carolina and found inspiring and productive workspace inside Verizon Center’s Green Turtle. We were able to catch up with Craig Laughlin there. He was gracious enough to answer … Continue reading

Posted in Comcast SportsNet, Craig Laughlin, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Leafs TV? How About Caps’ TV?

Apprised of Comcast’s commitment to the Caps this week, I turned on Comcast SportsNet the moment I arrived home from work Monday night, and left it there. What I watched over the next four hours stunned me. I saw new … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Bourque, Comcast SportsNet, Craig Laughlin, Francois Bouchard, Joe Beninati, Joe Finley, Karl Alzner, Lisa Hillary, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, Tarik El-Bashir, Washington Post | 7 Comments

Hockey ‘n Heels Round-up

The Washington Capitals hosted the inaugural “Hockey ‘n Heels” event on Monday February 26, 2007. The event was intended to bring more female fans to the game by showcasing skills, rules and behind the scenes looks at the players. Over … Continue reading

Posted in Brooks Laich, Comcast SportsNet, Craig Laughlin, Joe Reekie | 4 Comments