Category Archives: Former Coaches & Players

“Can’t-Miss” Carpenter’s Legend Lives On

I recently came across a post on Mental Floss (home of the great Don Cherry quiz) titled “Where Are They Now? High School Kids Immortalized By Sports Illustrated” and skimmed it. Then I came to #7. Continue reading

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Buzz From Boswell

In Tom Boswell’s discussion on washingtonpost.com today, he had nothing but effusive praise for a certain #8. Continue reading

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Jamie Heward Update

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jamie Heward has been released from a Washington D.C. hospital and is traveling back to Tampa today. Heward suffered a concussion during the third period of last night’s game against the Washington Capitals. Continue reading

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Rewriting History

Rick Tocchet played for the Caps in 2007? I bet even Tocchet didn’t know that. Continue reading

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A Former Talking Head Talks Tough After a Tough Loss

There were columns in yesterday’s local papers about Olie. (Largely uninteresting.) Last night there was a packed Verizon Center press box, many there who normally wouldn’t be, to chronicle the homecoming. But by 8:30 last night I’d had my fill … Continue reading

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A Sort of Homecoming

The final five minutes of this eight-and-a-half-minute reminiscence of Hall of Fame netminder Eddie Giacomin are devoted to Giacomin’s heart-wrenching departure, at age 36, from the only NHL team he’d known, the New York Rangers, to Detroit. If on this … Continue reading

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Fairfax’s Collin McKinney Sees Life Through Hockey

[Part I of II ] In the moments leading up to my meeting Collin McKinney, 42, of Fairfax, I readied myself for a seriously sad encounter. There are newsworthy triumphs and tragedies in life every day, and all I knew … Continue reading

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Fairfax’s Collin McKinney Sees Life Through Hockey

[Part I of II ] In the moments leading up to my meeting Collin McKinney, 42, of Fairfax, I readied myself for a seriously sad encounter. There are newsworthy triumphs and tragedies in life every day, and all I knew … Continue reading

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The Selling of a Six Pack to a Southerner

A brand new colleague in my office, Victoria, not yet six weeks in her new gig, hails from Gulfport, Mississippi. She’s a young twenty-something, bright and engaging, and while college on the West Coast and two brief employment stints in … Continue reading

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A Name No Longer Mentioned

One player’s name certainly is emerging from training camp’s first week — by virtue of its omission. That of Olaf Kolzig. You don’t hear it mentioned among the press, by fans in the Kettler stands, certainly not by Capitals’ players … Continue reading

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