Category Archives: Eric Fehr

Capitals Relished Intensity in Game 2’s Closing Moments

Nail-biting, heart-pounding hockey. And the Capitals relished it. The Capitals and Rangers fought long and hard, literally, Saturday afternoon, culminating in an overtime that saw Mike Green make the only successful shot past either team’s goalie all game. For those … Continue reading

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Fehr Says Players Follow Fans’ Lead When It Comes to Rivalry Games

The Capitals-Penguins game today brings with it a twist on the question of who or what really feeds longtime rivalries in sports.

Yes, history plays a part. But in the annals of the Caps-Pens rivalry, there is the classic before Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin distinction. For many, knowledge of the rivalry is limited to the era of these two superstars. What preceded is far from mainstream knowledge in current NHL culture.

Newly acquired Capitals forward Joey Crabb, for example, was very up to date on the current rivalry, was aware of the Winter Classic matchup between the two, and has watched several games. But he had no idea, when growing up, of a Caps-Pens blood feud.

“That was a rivalry, eh?” he said. “I guess I’m not as big of a hockey fan as I thought.”

Ironically, a piece of that rivalry history is now standing behind the Capitals’ bench coaching Crabb and his teammates.

“I was part of it when I was here,” head coach Adam Oates reminded reporters after practice Saturday when fielding a Caps-Pens question.

It’s a feud Crosby himself talked about stretching back before his professional career in a 2007 conversation with OFB. Continue reading

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Three Keys to Avoid Capital Punishment

The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as is every NHL postseason, a treacherous hike. The Capitals would be in the Rockies if this was a race to cross the country, suffocating from lack of oxygen and preparedness. If this team is … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Eric Fehr, George McPhee, John Carlson, Marco Sturm, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Mathieu Perreault Suffers Bloody Nose for Good Cause in Classic Win

It was, above all, an everyman’s Winter Classic in 2011. A game touted as Sid vs. Ovie was instead dominated by a player who had yet to truly find his offensive stride this year. Eric Fehr had only 13 points … Continue reading

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Pucks ‘N Pipsqueaks

Last night the Capitals introduced a new event to their ever-expanding list of fan events: Sticks ‘n Sneakers. It’s Hockey ‘n Heels for the younger set. Membership in the Capitals Kids Club has quickly grown, and the Caps figured there would be interest in such an event. They were right; all 120 tickets for the event quickly sold out. Continue reading

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Matty Love from WaPost

He’s the story of Training Camp 2010 thus far, Mathieu Perreault, who’s in a highly competitive battle for an open center spot on this year’s Capitals’ roster. He’s auditioning against first-round draft picks, veteran free agents, and even a host … Continue reading

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Day One of the 2010 Duchesne Cup

For fans of physically inclined style of hockey, Sunday’s opening Duschesne Cup scrimmage between groups B and C didn’t offer a great deal of glass-slamming action or open-ice thumping, but don’t try telling that to Tomas Fleischmann. Group C’s Trevor … Continue reading

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