Category Archives: Dave Steckel

Striving Still for Serial Killer Status

This morning I am thinking a great deal about the New Jersey Devils, a great deal about the Detroit Red Wings, and a great deal about Matt Bradley. Winners win, and losers lose, and they do so in our sport … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Dale Hunter, Dave Steckel, George McPhee, Matt Bradley, Morning cup-a-joe, New Jersey Devils, NHL playoffs, The curse of Washington hockey | 5 Comments

Hitting the Reset Button

I never slow down to peek at roadside car wrecks, but I am going to blog a bit about our barely moving wreck of a hockey team. I’m here with a good deal many more questions than answers, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dave Steckel, George McPhee, Matt Bradley, Mike Green, Stanley Cup, Ted Leonsis, The curse of Washington hockey, The Red Army, The Young Guns, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 28 Comments

Questions for a Hockey Club at a Crossroads

Yes, there are important, impact veteran additions to the Capitals roster for 2011-12, and yes the club likely will be backstopped by the finest talent they’ve had in net since Olie Kolzig more than 10 years ago. Yes, the Capitals … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Dave Steckel, Ice, John Carlson, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Tomas Vokoun, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Toss Me a Hoodie, for Hockey’s Here at Last

Across the Mid-Atlantic winds of change seemed to sweep away summer last night. Vacationing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I took the dog for a walk this morning in layers of clothing, attire I hadn’t needed since early last spring. It … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Dave Steckel, Matt Bradley, Morning cup-a-joe, Training camp, Trap hockey, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 1 Comment

Lacking in an Honorable Ending

Sunday afternoon’s game showed exactly why the Penguins-Capitals rivalry is not only one of the very best in hockey but one of the best in all of sports right now. There was blood, big hits, players — including the Gr8 … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dave Steckel, Frontier justice, National Hockey League, Old Time Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 5 Comments

Minor Moments That Matter

Check out Mike Vogel’s engrossing post about the small moments in a game that constitute turning points; his fascinating article delving into the details of the Washington Capitals’ home opener victory makes for a terrific read. Check it out here.

Posted in Brooks Laich, Chicago Blackhawks, Dave Steckel, Matt Bradley, Mike Vogel, Sergei Fedorov | Leave a comment

Minor Moments That Matter

Check out Mike Vogel’s engrossing post about the small moments in a game that constitute turning points; his fascinating article delving into the details of the Washington Capitals’ home opener victory makes for a terrific read. Check it out here.

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Bruce Boudreau, Chicago Blackhawks, Dave Steckel, Donald Brashear, Matt Bradley, Mike Green, Mike Vogel, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment