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Caps Are Last Undefeated in NHL: Caps 7 / Red Wings 1

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Wishing for a Special Forces Mindset

Big news — the Red Wings are out of the playoffs, prematurely. Prematurely for them of course is anything short of securing the Cup. The seasons change, some faces change, the objective though for the Wings ever remains the same. … Continue reading

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An Exchange with the Red Wings Blogosphere

In the interest of hockey, making fun of ourselves, and just promoting good diplomatic relations up north, OFB was pretty stoked when one of Detroit’s hockey blogs, The Production Line, reached out last week and suggested doing a Q&A between … Continue reading

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A Guy Who Truly Loved The Game

Kirk Maltby looked out of place standing with Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland yesterday. Not only was he in a suit, but the, now former, NHL pest broke into tears as he said his goodbye to his career in NHL. 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

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A Lesson in Supply and Demand

I received the annual email from the Washington Capitals today to renew season tickets for the 2010-11 season.

This year’s increase in price? Approximately 32%.

Ouch. Continue reading

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Good Teams Win Lucky When They’re Not Good

In the early 1980s, as the Washington Capitals matured from doormat to strong Patrick division challenger to the dynastic Islanders, it wasn’t uncommon for them to skate in dominant fashion against established and elite teams and come up short. I … Continue reading

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Wings Clipped: Caps 3 / Red Wings 2

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What To Expect When the Winged Wheelers Roll into Washington

Being from Detroit I have a some fluency with what is happening this season to Motown’s Winged Wheelers. The back-to-back defending Western Conference champions have had their share of struggles, but they are not a team to overlook. Despite their … Continue reading

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OFB Undergraduates Unleashed — Home for the Holidays and Hockey

We asked our two undergraduate associates, Andrew Tomlinson and Alexander Perlmutter, both liberated from their respective universities for the holidays this week, to detail what this winter break would mean to them in terms of taking in pucks without the … Continue reading

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