Category Archives: Kevin Kaminski

In an Autumn of Challenge, I’m Counting Special Blessings This Thanksgiving

I thought I knew what a really bad clock was — the one that counted down the Capitals’ demise in game 7 here against the Pens a couple of springs back. Not a terrific reckoning of time to be sure … Continue reading

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Killer Chronicle: A Weekend of Fun On and Off the Ice in D.C.

Probably about two¬† months ago, reading something on this blog, I first learned of the first-ever Capitals Alumni game. I fly into town this week to participate, and I’ve been looking forward to Friday night pretty much all summer. As … Continue reading

Posted in Capitals' greats of the past, Hockey fights, Hockey hearts, Hockey Heroes, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Kevin Kaminski, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

Killer’s Kids in Caps’ Swag

I’ve long imagined that the daughters of former Cap Kevin ‘Killer’ Kaminski have ever enjoyed a great deal of courtesy and respect from the boys at school — were it otherwise, they could simply tell their antagonists, ‘My dad’s a … Continue reading

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A Killer Video

Via the Washington Capitals’ Game Entertainment Crew, here is the Killer video from Sunday’s game.

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OFB TV: Catching Up With a Killer

The Washington, D.C. area was lucky enough to have Kevin “Killer” Kaminski attend the Caps game against the Chicago Blackhawks. We at OFB were even luckier to get a chance to talk with him after the game. Tara Wheeler got the honor to ask him about his NHL playing career, what his most memorable highlight was and whether or not today’s hockey players are as tough as the ones from his era. Check out the video to hear the whole conversation. Continue reading

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How I Came To Befriend a Killer

In October 2006, when we started OFB, I decided that the very first figure from the Capitals’ past I wanted to interview was Kevin ‘Killer’ Kaminski. My interest was partly out of respect and affection — no Capitals’ player I’d … Continue reading

Posted in hockey blogging, Kevin Kaminski, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Old Time Hockey, Russian Machine Never Breaks, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 6 Comments

Killer Comes Home

Discovery has its Shark Week; at OFB this week we’ll be celebrating and chronicling the brief but oh so memorable Caps’ career of Kevin ‘Killer’ Kaminski. Cause Killer’s coming home — he’s coming into town this weekend to take in … Continue reading

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Filling a Prescription for Old Time Hockey for a Friend

I met Mike and Marleen at Matchbox during Monday night’s pregame. I had a business dinner to attend and couldn’t spend the evening inside the rink in Chinatown with my two favorite puckheads, who’d flown in from Portland, Maine, that … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hockey Heroes, Kevin Kaminski, Morning cup-a-joe, Portland Pirates, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Here’s Hoping Canadians Become Gold Medal Fans Again

Two, maybe three days a year max, I “hate” Canada — when U.S. national hockey teams face those of Canada. I put hate in quotes because I’m incapable of deep-seated antipathy toward my neighbors to the North. It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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Down 2-0 to a Bitter Foe, Killer Resolve Is Required to Battle Back and Triumph

High up in Verizon Center Tuesday night I felt as if I had a guardian angel-devil on my shoulder, named Killer, monitoring with me the matchup with one of the Caps’ fiercest rivals. In big games against our most hated … Continue reading

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