Category Archives: John Carlson

OFB TV: A Talk With Royalty

We get a chance to talk with Jack and Adam from Kings of Leonsis after the Caps 5-4 OT victory against the Buffalo Sabers. We talk about the ongoing goalie battle, Ovi and Arnott and the play of John Carlson. Continue reading

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OFB TV: Getting a More Detailed Assessment of Dmitri Orlov

On our visit last week to Hershey we not only got to visit a bit with ‘buzz’ prospect Dmitri Orlov but get an expert eye’s view of him from Patriot News Bears’ beat reporter Tim Leone, who caught the eye … Continue reading

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Snowed Out from a Sour Message

Funny story: about two weeks ago I got a fresh request to appear on 106.7 the Fan’s ‘Overtime‘ evening program, but I fielded the request while in one of the few Bethesda, Md., commercial properties with power that night (a … Continue reading

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Caps Care Casino Night: Best Dressed, the Guy Who Beat Ovechkin in Bowling, and the Advice John Carlson Didn’t Take

Events like the Capitals’ Casino Night, which raises money for Washington Capitals Charities, are a chance for the guys to interact with their fans. Alex Ovechkin played Wii bowling. Jeff Schultz was a staple at Rock Band (literally a staple – the main move he made around the room was switching from drums to guitar).

It’s also a chance for reporters to ask serious questions about fashion, eating, and motherly advice. As always, the guys were good sports.

There were two main areas to the event – a foyer, where silent auction items were displayed (including a Crosby jersey–one bid was for 2 cents), and the ballroom itself, where the food (including a nitrogen ice cream bar), band, and most of the gambling was. Browsing the silent auction table left forward Tyler Sloan as our first unsuspecting victim.

“Which of you guys, [do] you think, has the biggest fashion budget?” I asked.

“Ovie probably spends the most money, or [Alexander] Semin,” Sloan said. “That doesn’t mean that he looks good.”

“There’s a big difference,” Matt Bradley explained later. Continue reading

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Winter Classic 2011: A Mother’s Dream Is Realized

Two years ago, John Carlson’s mother, Angela, teared up watching Patrick Kane take the ice for the Chicago Blackhawks in the Winter Classic. John and Kane had the same billeted family when they were playing hockey in London, and Angela remembered reflecting on how excited Kane’s parents must be to watch their son play in the Classic. Continue reading

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Costly Opening Win for the Americans at the WJC

The Americans came loaded for bear at the 2011 World Juniors. One game in — a 3-2 overtime triumph over Finland — they may have difficulty emerging out of the semifinals because of two costly injuries. Conventional wisdom was that … Continue reading

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A Look for Shinny

Prior to their game against Pittsburgh last night the Capitals got into the fashion spirit of playing hockey outdoors by taking warmups in Winter Classic touques. Our camera honed in on Mathieu Perreault in particular, as the young center — … Continue reading

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The Frenchie That Saved Washington

Weeks or months hence, perhaps even during a springtime parade, will we look back at the 34-second mark of period two in Ottawa December 19, and of that night’s second stanza more generally, both of which belonged to Matty, and … Continue reading

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A Sunday Skate Outdoors with the Pros

How about receiving an early Christmas card? Thanks to the Washington Capitals, we have some very seasonal images from a skate at the Sculpture Gardens Ice Rink at the National Gallery of Art that a band of Caps took earlier … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Skate at the Sculpture Garden

If you don’t have plans for Sunday, you may want to head downtown for a fun event with the Caps.

Washington Capitals players Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson and Marcus Johansson along with assistant coach Dean Evason and Caps mascot Slapshot will skate at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink for Community Day on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is an opportunity for the players to skate outdoors less than one month before the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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