Category Archives: Joe Finley

Failure’s Blame Stretches Far and Wide

Some random observations and notes-sharing from a remarkable last 72 hours: There’s standup, and then there’s what Gabby offered the Washington Post’s Tarik El Bashir Wednesday morning — actually agreeing with Capitals management that it was time for a change … Continue reading

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Big Joe, Making Big Gains on the Farm

Hershey Bears’ man about all manner of communications, John Walton, has penned a terrific read on Joe Finley for the AHL’s web site. On another quality Bears’ club Big Joe, who serves as a part-time OFB correspondent, has skated a … Continue reading

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Best of the Blogs from Development Camp

Washington’s hockey bloggers, new and established, delivered some fantastic coverage of the just completed Capitals’ Development Camp. Here are some of our favorite files, with a last word from our new favorite blogger, Big Joe Finley. Rock The Red was … Continue reading

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The Finley Files: In the Heat and Heart of the U.S. Capitol

Day 6: I skated in the first practice of the day where we focused on offensive zone faceoff forechecking, power play, and penalty kill. Having everyone on the same page for tomorrow’s scrimmage should tighten things up for us and … Continue reading

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The Finley Files: I’m a Tall Target in Paintball

Day 5: Today started with a 9 a.m. scrimmage at Kettler, which I believe is the earliest I have ever played since a Pee-Wee tournament back in Edina, Minn. Whatever the case the game went on. I think most of … Continue reading

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Gabby: Fights, in Moderation, Are a Part Even of Development Camps

Joe Finley’s slow dance yesterday with Anthony Pisano prompted me to ask Head Coach Bruce Boudreau for his thoughts about fights in a development camp, particularly in light of the news of the Chicago Blackhawks losing a camper this month … Continue reading

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The Finley Files: Testing and Scrimmaging

This morning I was the bigger man and didn’t SLAM the door on Bruiser as he did the day before on me. I made quick work of a Denver Omlette, fruit with yogurt and a bagel, and headed to the … Continue reading

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