Category Archives: Jason Chimera

Readers React: On Thoroughbreds Being Asked To Be Clydesdales

I’m highly suspicious of the likelihood that the actual jockey for the great Secretariat, Ron Turcotte, is an OFB reader; nonetheless, a commenter identifying himself as such had over the weekend what I regarded as the best reflection related to … Continue reading


Posted in Alexander Semin, Cody Eakin, Columbus Blue Jackets, Eastern Conference, Evgeny Kuznetsev, George McPhee, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Bradley, Matt Hendricks, Mike Knuble, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Trap hockey, Washington Capitals | 16 Comments

The View from Charlottesville (Take II)

Will speedster Jason Chimera shift the Caps’ first line into high gear? Also, hockey ratings are on the rise… but you wouldn’t know it to watch the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.” Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Jason Chimera, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, Nicklas Backstrom, OFB, OFB guest blogger, Tara Wheeler, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Matty Love from WaPost

He’s the story of Training Camp 2010 thus far, Mathieu Perreault, who’s in a highly competitive battle for an open center spot on this year’s Capitals’ roster. He’s auditioning against first-round draft picks, veteran free agents, and even a host … Continue reading

Posted in Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Mathieu Perreault, Media, Prospects, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 2 Comments

Day One of the 2010 Duchesne Cup

For fans of physically inclined style of hockey, Sunday’s opening Duschesne Cup scrimmage between groups B and C didn’t offer a great deal of glass-slamming action or open-ice thumping, but don’t try telling that to Tomas Fleischmann. Group C’s Trevor … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Andrew Gordon, Bruce Boudreau, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

A Plea for Piss-‘n-Vinegar Hockey

Turns out, R.J. Umberger was right. Really right. This is what Umberger said after his Columbus Bluejackets lost a close game at home to the Caps just a couple of weeks ago, right before the start of the NHL postseason: … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Front Office, Jason Chimera, Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 42 Comments

Suddenly, It’s a Short Series Again

We’ll get to Boyd Gordon’s remarkable shorthanded, late second period heroics in a minute. But first, you can see the way this whole thing in the East is setting up, can’t you? The Caps are all but certain to move … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Boyd Gordon, Jason Chimera, Matt Bradley, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals | 29 Comments

A Change of Fortune and Fate in the Crease

Well, who has the goaltender controversy now? And, how’s that Caps’ defense look right about now? For a team that was rather thoroughly maligned for its defensive play upon arriving in Montreal on Sunday, the Capitals in game 3 gave … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Comcast SportsNet, Eastern Conference, Hockey Night in Canada, Hockey Towns, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Lisa Hillary, Mike Vogel, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals | 34 Comments

Preparation Differs, But the Goal’s the Same

It’s pretty rare for a player to win a Calder Cup, then to have their AHL coach join them in the bigs a couple years later for the NHL playoffs. For Green, playing for Boudreau again is something special. Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Hershey Bears, Jason Chimera, Jose Theodore, Mike Green, NHL, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boos Held at Bay, More Anxiety in Net

The topic of home crowd boos emerged over the past couple of days, particularly on local sports talk radio, as they were belched with some decibels during Sunday’s underwhelming effort against Calgary. And with just a couple of minutes left … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Jose Theodore, Mathieu Perreault, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Ottawa Senators, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals | 15 Comments

About Last Night: Quick Thoughts on the Caps and Pens

Four quick thoughts about last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penuins. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | Tagged , | 25 Comments