Category Archives: Joe Beninati

Dishonoring the Crest

We all have bad days at the office. Occasionally, we all have really bad days at the office. You know the ones — things start going wrong at 8:45, improve none over the course of the morning, lunch hour mercifully … Continue reading

Posted in Alan May, Alexander Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, Comcast SportsNet, Joe Beninati, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, Twitter, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

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

Late-Night Gamewatch Duty Falls Upon the Young

One of the virtues of having undergraduate associates is that they can be assigned to monitor West Coast games while we old geezers hit the hay around period two for work in the morning. Take it away, night owls: 1st … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Colorado Avalanche, Craig Laughlin, Joe Beninati, John Erskine, Jose Theodore, Lisa Hillary, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Say Hello to a Series of Sixty Minutes of Quality Hockey

Three periods of complete hockey from this team that had gone conspicuously long this season without them now arrive nightly, in successive fashion. It wasn’t there to begin the roadtrip in Montreal, but the Caps got the win that night … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Craig Laughlin, Joe Beninati, John Carlson, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Semyon Varlamov, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

So . . . About That Goaltending

I wasn’t the most popular fella in these parts when, in the middle of summer, I offered the opinion that losing out on Cristobal Huet and settling for Jose Theodore didn’t exactly inspire dreams of circling around Verizon Center ice … Continue reading

Posted in Comcast SportsNet, Joe Beninati, Jose Theodore, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig | 32 Comments

So . . . About That Goaltending

I wasn’t the most popular fella in these parts when, in the middle of summer, I offered the opinion that losing out on Cristobal Huet and settling for Jose Theodore didn’t exactly inspire dreams of circling around Verizon Center ice … Continue reading

Posted in Brent Johnson, Comcast SportsNet, Joe Beninati, Jose Theodore, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig, TV, Washington Capitals | 32 Comments

Rocking the Red on a Code Red Day

It’s 1,000 degrees outside in the blast furnace known as the District of Columbia, the air practically unbreathable, the sun an unwelcome intruder. Well Dr. OFB prescribes that you cool down tonight by sipping a frosty beverage while watching the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Comcast SportsNet, Joe Beninati, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments