Category Archives: Matt Bradley

Striving Still for Serial Killer Status

This morning I am thinking a great deal about the New Jersey Devils, a great deal about the Detroit Red Wings, and a great deal about Matt Bradley. Winners win, and losers lose, and they do so in our sport … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Dale Hunter, Dave Steckel, George McPhee, Matt Bradley, Morning cup-a-joe, New Jersey Devils, NHL playoffs, The curse of Washington hockey | 5 Comments

Hitting the Reset Button

I never slow down to peek at roadside car wrecks, but I am going to blog a bit about our barely moving wreck of a hockey team. I’m here with a good deal many more questions than answers, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dave Steckel, George McPhee, Matt Bradley, Mike Green, Stanley Cup, Ted Leonsis, The curse of Washington hockey, The Red Army, The Young Guns, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 28 Comments

Toss Me a Hoodie, for Hockey’s Here at Last

Across the Mid-Atlantic winds of change seemed to sweep away summer last night. Vacationing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I took the dog for a walk this morning in layers of clothing, attire I hadn’t needed since early last spring. It … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Dave Steckel, Matt Bradley, Morning cup-a-joe, Training camp, Trap hockey, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 1 Comment

Ex-Cap Matt Bradley Goes on Air, Calls Out Caps Culture

Matt Bradley is now a Florida Panther, but yesterday he went on sports radio in Ottawa and reflected rather thoughtfully, and rather provocatively, on his time in Washington, and most especially with respect to reasons why the Caps may have … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Matt Bradley, Media, NHL playoffs, Radio | 14 Comments

Hard Hat-Wearing Brads Turns the Tide

Bradley fights against Pittsburgh. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Hockey Heroes, Matt Bradley, Matt Cooke, National Hockey League, NHL, Old Time Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

More Caps-Pens: Backstrom on Coming to Ovie’s Defense: “I Was Just Trying to Back Up My Boy There”

In addition to Andrew’s excellent game write-up of the Caps 3-0 shutout of Pittsburgh yesterday (in the first of the city’s doubleheader of  losses) , I wanted to add a few quick notes from talking to Nicklas Backstrom and Matt … Continue reading

Posted in Matt Bradley, Matt Cooke, Nicklas Backstrom | 4 Comments

Readers React: On Thoroughbreds Being Asked To Be Clydesdales

I’m highly suspicious of the likelihood that the actual jockey for the great Secretariat, Ron Turcotte, is an OFB reader; nonetheless, a commenter identifying himself as such had over the weekend what I regarded as the best reflection related to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Cody Eakin, Columbus Blue Jackets, Eastern Conference, Evgeny Kuznetsev, George McPhee, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Bradley, Matt Hendricks, Mike Knuble, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Trap hockey, Washington Capitals | 16 Comments