Category Archives: hockey blogging

Welcome to the Blueline, Gabriel

The arrival of a new Capitals’ fan into the world is a joyous occasion, but especially in the instance of Gabriel Pepper, first child of Stephen, the maestro behind Japer’s Rink Radio. Young Pepper, born this past weekend, had the … Continue reading

Posted in hockey blogging, Media, National Hockey League, New media | 6 Comments

Chatting Postseason Pucks on 106.7 the Fan

Apologies in advance for going on radio the other night with my buds at 106.7 the Fan on a crappy, overtaxed Blackberry. It’s been a burdensome spring in communications space for me. Anyway, as usual, I had a blast ‘chattin … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, Danny Rouhier, George McPhee, hockey blogging, Media, NHL playoffs, Radio, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

How I Came To Befriend a Killer

In October 2006, when we started OFB, I decided that the very first figure from the Capitals’ past I wanted to interview was Kevin ‘Killer’ Kaminski. My interest was partly out of respect and affection — no Capitals’ player I’d … Continue reading

Posted in hockey blogging, Kevin Kaminski, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Old Time Hockey, Russian Machine Never Breaks, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 6 Comments

OFB, on the High Seas

My father is lodged these days on a large cruise ship, out on a large ocean somewhere. He’s retired and he vacations a lot, often lavishly, and despite this I still love him. He is among great friends on this … Continue reading

Posted in hockey blogging, Hockey fathers and sons, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 1 Comment

The Best Friend a Hockey Blogger Could Have

Being on the new media beat for hockey here the past five years has meant exchanging warm hellos to others with an extraordinary passion for our great game during the long calendar of the hockey year, and above everything else … Continue reading

Posted in hockey blogging, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, Nate Ewell, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 7 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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More Puck Chattin’ on the Fan

Right before the Caps stinker performances in Florida this week we took some time to talk to the boys on ‘Overtime’ on 106.7 The Fan. Always a fun gig. Some of the issues they discussed — second line center by … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, hockey blogging, Media, OFB, Radio, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments