Category Archives: Knee-Jerk

Knee-jerks & Notes: Caps-Devils, 12/10

Monday night was anything but another ordinary weeknight regular season game at Verizon Center. A healthy sampling of the communications crew from the Hershey Bears made the trip down, their schedule at last allowing for a visit to D.C. to … Continue reading

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Jerks from the Stands: Thrashers, 12/8

It’s hard to keep track of knee-jerk notes when you attend the game with your four year old son AND your 3 week old son. Two words: Free and Wings The pre-game Kids Club festivities were a bit disorganized, perhaps … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks: @ Newark Devils, 12/7

Good to see Scott Stevens in a Caps uniform again, even if it was via an artists painting. Mike Green was doing a great job keeping the puck in the zone on the power play. Pothier with yet another bad … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks: @ Carolina, 11/30

It’s hard to pay close attention to the game when trying to console a very cranky 2 week old baby, much less generate knee-jerks. Wow, a power play goal after only 2 seconds. Nice try by Ovechkin defending the breakaway, … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks and Notes: Florida, 11/28

It was an exciting night up in the press box, as the producers for “Hockey Night In Canada” were interviewing bloggers for an upcoming segment. (CBC’s Elliotte Friedman, who also writes a blog, did the actual questioning.) A View from … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks and Notes: Buffalo, 11/27

It’s becoming plainly obvious that Verizon Center is home to the worst sheet of ice in the entire NHL. This was Mike Vogel’s question to Tom Poti in the Caps’ locker room after†Monday night’s†game: “In the second period it looked … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks & Notes: Tampa, 11/10

It was a game for the taking at the start of the third period.†One team took it; the other took bad penalties. Again. † Seventeen games into the 2007-08 season this is a Caps’ team without an identity. A thing … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks & Notes: @ Carolina, 11/05

Somewhat ferocious and foul fall weather descended upon Washington late Monday evening. A propos given the dark clouds clinging to HockeyWashington these days. † It would have been easy — knee-jerkish, even — to absorb†a 3-0 first-period dark well dwelling … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerk Reactions: OrderedChaos’ Wedding

You knew this was coming, right? The setting was the Mount Vernon Inn on the estate of our founding father and first President, George Washington. The occasion: a blogger getting married. The ceremony was held outside under a cloudless sky … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerks & Notes: @ New York Rangers, 11/1/07

With a few days of rest and a few rookies with lighter wallets, the Caps take the ice for the first time since the 7-1 raking of the Leafs. The Rags are a low-scoring, scare-free squad, and far from the … Continue reading

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