Category Archives: Hockey blogging

A Stick Foul into Immortal Infamy

Humans’ impulse for empathy is a great and powerful instinct, but there are times when it is banally misapplied. Sports are, in the biggest picture context, virtually meaningless pursuits, but we do invest billions in their architecture, to say nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Ed Frankovic, Hockey blogging, Joel Ward, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, New media, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Print, The curse of Washington hockey, Washington Capitals, Washington the cursed hockey town | 35 Comments

More Mainstreaming of New Media Puck Coverage

There’s a reason why we dispatch our Lis Meinecke to Verizon Center to cover the Caps — she embraces puck passion, a pro journalist’s polish to her new media endeavors, and a bit of a proud partisan Washingtonian sensibility. It’s … Continue reading

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OFB TV Roundtable: Grading the Caps’ Offseason, Predicting Ovi’s Return to Form

Beginning the brand new hockey season gathered at their favorite sports bar, OFB’s John Keeley, Sky Kerstein of 106.7 the Fan, Ed Frankovic of Baltimore WNST, and “Transition Game” author and Washington Times blogger Ted Starkey talk about the Capitals’ … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Broadcast King

As summer comes to a close we learn of another important and impassioned media voice for hockey leaving Washington for an exciting career opportunity. Comcast Sportsnet’s Russ Thaler begins the on-air portion of a new chapter in his broadcast career … Continue reading

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Local Hockey Media Crystal Ball the Postseason

We asked some of our favorite local voices covering the Caps to share with us a big-picture overview of this Capitals’ playoff club; specifically, we wanted them to address the team’s goaltending situation, its health, and its relative standing in … Continue reading

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Again She Makes Us Proud

Our Elisabeth Meinecke patiently waited for professional press to finish questioning Brooks Laich after the Caps’ 5-2 win over Florida the other night, went at him with her own queries, got really strong reflection from him, and wrote up a … Continue reading

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Trade Deadline Day on 106.7 the Fan

We’ve been fortunate to be a part of some terrifically fun big media projects here over the past few years, but this past Monday night may have delivered the most fun to date. We were invited to join a gaggle … Continue reading

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