Category Archives: Hockey Heroes

American Icon: U.S. Thrashes Canada in WJC Medal Round Play

If you awoke real early this morning to follow semifinal play at the World Juniors, you were rewarded — another magical moment for American hockey: A trouncing¬†of Canada by the Red, White and Blue, 5-1! And yes, it was every … Continue reading

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Let There Be Well-Aged Rock

The Holy Triumvirate of rock came to town on Sunday evening, and hockey sweater weather made for a memorable evening for yet another memorable set.  

Posted in Hockey Heroes, Hockey weather, Rush, Washington the hockey town | 5 Comments

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

A Hockey Bar Is a Great Place To Meet a Hockey Legend

In Bugsy’s Sunday afternoon three Marines in their dress blues knew exactly who Dale Hunter was two tables over, and the coach knew exactly who they were. Coach Johnson, too, seated with his new boss, greeted the soldiers with warm … Continue reading

Posted in Bugsy's, Dale Hunter, Hockey Heroes, Jim Johnson, Morning cup-a-joe, Puck Sodas, Washington the hockey town | 6 Comments

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

Killer Chronicle: A Weekend of Fun On and Off the Ice in D.C.

Probably about two¬† months ago, reading something on this blog, I first learned of the first-ever Capitals Alumni game. I fly into town this week to participate, and I’ve been looking forward to Friday night pretty much all summer. As … Continue reading

Posted in Capitals' greats of the past, Hockey fights, Hockey hearts, Hockey Heroes, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Kevin Kaminski, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

A Slice of Canada in Our Own Backyard

Wednesday night I was not only treated to an absolutely amazing hockey game between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, but I got to experience it in a place that lives and breathes hockey. To be honest I am … Continue reading

Posted in Bugsy's, Hockey hearts, Hockey Heroes, Mike Vogel, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 6 Comments