Category Archives: Francois Bouchard

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

A Great Time To Pop Open a Puck Soda

We’d all agree — little Matty Perreault had himself one heck of a hockey season. And at its conclusion, in glory, why shouldn’t he pop open a cold one — a Canadian cold one, of course — and savor it? … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Calder Cup, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Mathieu Perreault, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments

It’s Getting Dazzling in the Competition for the Duchesne Cup

This Gaetan Duchesne Cup competition, I’m starting to really dig it; I think the Caps may well wanna keep it around a while. Sunday’s first scrimmage was entertaining and good fun, but Monday’s, which featured Alexander Ovechkin in a competitive … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, American Hockey League, Chris Bourque, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Karl Alzner, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Opening Day Herbies from Gabby

One of the most dramatic scenes in the movie ‘Miracle’ occurs when Head Coach Herb Brooks punishes his American squad after an underwhelming draw against Norway in an exhibition game leadup to the 1980 Olympics. Brooks channels his fury into … Continue reading

Posted in Anton Gustafsson, Dmitry Kugryshev, Francois Bouchard, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

NHL.com Prospect Spotlight: The League Likes the Look of Caps’ Q Leaguers

The promise of the Caps’ prized prospects from the Quebec League, Mathieu Perreault and Francois Bouchard, has caught the attention of the NHL’s web site. Tuesday’s superb feature includes some eye-opening assessments from Caps’ GM George McPhee. On Perreault’s size: … Continue reading

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2008 Development Camp Final Scrimmage Live Blog

Join us at 10:00am today when we will join Eric McErlain of the Sporting News and the AOL Fanhouse and Chris Poisal, Public Relations Assistant for the Hershey Bears, for some live blogging of the action. If you cannot make … Continue reading

Posted in Development Camp, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Josh Godfrey, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, OFB, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

Ten Top Storylines for Development Camp 2008

This morning the Capitals welcome 21 skaters and 4 goaltenders to their 2008 Development Camp. Almost all of the campers are recent Caps’ draft picks, and first-rounders from each of the the team’s past four drafts are present (Alzner, Varlamov, … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, College Hockey, Development Camp, Francois Bouchard, Frozen Four, Hershey Bears, Joe Finley, Karl Alzner, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments