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

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

A Capital Week Begins on June 9

Comcast SportsNet is serving up a summer treat for Capitals fans next week. Each weeknight at 7:00 p.m. CSN will show a key game in the Caps’ incredible worst-to-first run into the playoffs, along with new commentary/insights from Joe Beninati … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Atlanta Thrashers, Comcast SportsNet, Florida Panthers, Joe Beninati, Philadelphia Flyers | 7 Comments

How to Watch the Playoffs Without Going Into Labor

I obviously didn’t plan the timing of this pregnancy well, since I now find myself watching the Caps’ playoff run from the comfort of my couch instead of being at the Verizon Center. When you’re 9 months pregnant and less … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dave Steckel, Donald Brashear, Joe Beninati, Mike Green, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

Caps / Pens Rewind

It looks like the league is really trying to promote Sunday’s Caps/Pens game televised nationally on NBC. The communications department of the NHL alerted us to a special recap video of the January 21st Caps/Pens game that saw two friends … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Joe Beninati, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Versus, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments