Category Archives: Eric McErlain

A Crisis of Mismanagement

If you are shocked and dismayed by where we are with hockey in Washington these days, you weren’t reading here last July. The Unexpected Rebuild, I called it. The Washington Capitals today on the ice are receiving their just due: … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Oates, Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Dale Hunter, Eastern Conference, Ed Frankovic, Eric McErlain, Front Office, George McPhee, hockey blogging, Japers' Rink, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Mike Ribeiro, Morning cup-a-joe, New Jersey Devils, New media, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rock the Red, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington Post, Washington the cursed hockey town | 26 Comments

All in Our Army Are Now Sufficiently Scarred

This morning’s message is directed at all the newbies — those who’ve donned red just in the past 5-7 years of post lockout puck. Assuming you kept Jimmy Kimmel hours Wednesday night into Thursday morning and, at the onset of … Continue reading

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In an Autumn of Challenge, I’m Counting Special Blessings This Thanksgiving

I thought I knew what a really bad clock was — the one that counted down the Capitals’ demise in game 7 here against the Pens a couple of springs back. Not a terrific reckoning of time to be sure … Continue reading

Posted in Eric McErlain, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Hockey Heroes, Kevin Kaminski, Morning cup-a-joe, Tara Wheeler, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

‘Saturday Night Caps’ Blogger Insights

This past Saturday night I joined Off Wing Opinion’s Eric McErlain, Comcast Sportsnet’s hockey blogger Ben Raby, and veteran Capitals’ radio reporter Jonathon Warner in studio for Federal News Radio’s ‘Saturday Night Caps.’ Federal News Radio is the flagship station … Continue reading

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Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Ben Raby, Comcast SportsNet, Eric McErlain, Federal News Radio, HBO's 24/7, hockey blogging, Jonathan Warner, Media, OFB, Radio, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Winter Classic 2011 | Leave a comment

With Its All Star Game the NHL Goes Fantasy

Customarily I’d glance over word of a revamped NHL All Star game with all the excitement of an online tutorial on wallpapering. But word from the league today of the 2011 All Star game in Raleigh going the route of … Continue reading

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