Category Archives: Hockey Hall of Fame

The Tree of ’98 Bears More Leadership Fruit: Adam Oates Now Coaches the Caps

Outside of his winning the Stanley Cup, it’s difficult to fathom a figure in hockey ever enjoying a day a rival to Adam Oates’ yesterday. The “lesser” of his feats Tuesday was earning his first-ever head coaching job, for the … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Oates, Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Capitals' greats of the past, Dale Hunter, George McPhee, Hockey Hall of Fame, Hockey Heroes | 1 Comment

Giving Thanks for Being in the Nation’s Hockey Capital

In the spirit of the season, I offer a list of 10 things I’m thankful for while commissioned in the Red Army this fall. (10) The Moxie of Matt Hendricks. The longshot training camp candidate won a checking line center’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alan May, Alexander Semin, Comcast SportsNet, Foster Hewitt Memorial Award 2010, Hockey Hall of Fame, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ron Weber, Ted Leonsis, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 3 Comments

The Hall Calls a Rightful Inductee

Last night the originating voice of the Washington Capitals, Ron Weber, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as the 2010 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient. If any individual affiliated with the Caps belongs in Hockey’s Hall, it’s Weber. … Continue reading

Posted in Foster Hewitt Memorial Award 2010, Hockey Hall of Fame, Media, National Hockey League, OFB Interviews, Radio, Ron Weber, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Must-See TV of a Radio Hall of Famer

It was a momentous week for the original voice of the Washington Capitals, Ron Weber — he got the call, from his broadcast peers, that he’d earned designation as best of the best, 2010’s Foster Hewitt Award winner. So he’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, Hockey Hall of Fame, Hockey Heroes, Media, National Hockey League, Radio, Ron Weber, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

A Rightful Call to the Hall

Tremendous news today — original radio play-by-play voice for pro hockey in Washington, Ron Weber, will receive the 2010 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in November as part of the NHL’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. When the Washington Capitals joined the NHL … Continue reading

Posted in Hockey Hall of Fame, Media, National Hockey League, OFB Interviews, Radio, Ron Weber, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

7 + 5 + 32 + 11 = 4

The Southeast Division Champion banner will not be the only Washington Capitals branded item to be raised to the rafters this hockey season.¬† The Capitals announced today that Mike Gartner’s number 11 will be retired during a pregame ceremony before … Continue reading

Posted in Hockey Hall of Fame, Hockey Heroes, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

Jaromir, We Hardly Knew Ya, and I’m Not Sure We’ll Miss You

There was, seemingly, a continent-wide silence over the weekend associated with Jaromir Jagr’s departure from the NHL. Indeed, the latest flareup between Oilers GM Kevin Lowe and Ducks’ GM Brian Burke seems to have made a larger impression on the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Former Coaches & Players, Hockey Hall of Fame, Jaromir Jagr, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments