Category Archives: Incompetent officiating

Hockey, Diminished: Coughing up $100 for a Night of Referee Entertainment

NHL hockey diminishes itself with games like last night’s between the Caps and Oilers. What should have been a highly fast-paced, highly entertaining matchup between a contender today and one that fast appears to be being assembled for the near … Continue reading

Posted in Ed Frankovic, Edmonton Oilers, Incompetent officiating, National Hockey League, NHL referees, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Zebra-Screwed

Over the course of an 82-game season there are going to be nights when the men in stripes don’t do right by you. You accept that — you have to. It’s the fastest game in the world, with collisions and … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Dallas Stars, Incompetent officiating, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL referees, Scott Hannan, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

OFB TV: Dissecting A Difficult Loss

Elisabeth Meinecke and Tara Wheeler discuss Washington’s shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers last night. A special thanks to Ted Starkey for his help behind the camera. Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Conference, Incompetent officiating, National Hockey League, OFB TV, Philadelphia Flyers, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Mike Knuble: Goat No Longer

Let us sacrifice more goats, I say. (But not Goat.) Mike Knuble had, by my count, at least three quality scoring chances in tight on Henrik Lundqvist just in Tuesday night’s first period, and as all of them went unlit … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Incompetent officiating, Joe Beninati, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Mike Knuble, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, The Great Old Patrick Division, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments