Category Archives: Los Angeles Kings

OFB TV: The Worst of a Discouraging Season?

John, Tara, and special guest Dan Schutte of CBS TV 19 in Charlottesville, Va., discuss the Caps’ dismal 4-1 loss to Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. John called it the “perhaps the worst loss at home of the year.” The … Continue reading

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How It’s Gonna Shake Out in Round One

We asked our OFB Young Guns, Andrew and Alex, to piece together an overview of the first round of the NHL playoffs. It’s an overview not necessarily designed to wager on, but if you do, and if you win with … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin In Jeopardy

“Watch me light up the scoreboard like Alex Ovechkin on Jeopardy!” Continue reading

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Chris Clark: The Long Road to an Important Return

His return has been long in the making,. After a career year three years ago Captain Chris Clark faded into obscurity. Two groin pulls, a wrist injury and a demotion to the third line later; the Captain has finally made his return from the abyss to become a critical part of the Washington team yet again. Continue reading

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Great TV

As one who criticized the NHL Network for a meagerness of programming this summer, I need to be quick on the draw to commend the outlet for what it did for hockey fans last night. Wednesday night’s documentary on the … Continue reading

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Programming Fit For a King … and Blue, and Ranger, and Oiler

In commemoration of the 20 year anniversary of “The Trade“, the NHL Network has designated the remainder of this week as Gretzky Week.¬† While one might argue that it is not as terrifying as Shark Week, we would bet a … Continue reading

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Well His Name Isn’t Gary Fretman

The NHL ownership scandals continue; and it’s beyond Boots Del Baggio and his shady tactics for buying the Nashville Predators . . . Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli has pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities. Gary Bettman seemed unperturbed: … Continue reading

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First-Round Flops Over the Years

No team can get it right in round one every year, even drafting very high. And at times all teams get it really wrong then. A survey such as this is a powerful reminder of the crapshoot that is selecting … Continue reading

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John Buccigross: SportsCenter Anchor, NHL columnist, and … OFB Reader?

Over the holiday weekend two weeks ago, pucksandbooks played a “what if” game concerning the future of Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. In the post, he suggests that “should the Caps and Ovechkin arrive at an impasse in new … Continue reading

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Trade Ovechkin? It May Come to That

The Comcast broadcast booth discussion last night of Mike Cammalleri’s game — Coach Boudreau informing JoeB and Craig that the gifted LA Kings’ pivot was, after Ovechkin, the most gifted hockey player he’d seen up close (Boudreau coached him in … Continue reading

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