Category Archives: Matt Cooke

Minimal Rest for the Surging, Now Led by an Emerging Legend

Of Alexander Ovechkin’s Friday night performance, Bruce Boudreau on Saturday morning said, “He made the strongest case you can possibly make for MVP.” He also said that the 22-year-old¬†”hasn’t reached his potential” yet. Imagine. You may have heard that just … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Chris Clark, Donald Brashear, Hershey Bears, John Erskine, Matt Cooke, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

Have Bauers Will Travel: Trans-Border Labor Trials

The NHL’s borderlessness is an unassailable virtue — the long-standing reality that a single NHL roster can be comprised of five or seven differing nationalities, all united in a common competitive cause. And yet as players move in significant volume … Continue reading

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The Southeast Field Thins, and Some Starting To Dream Large

Through the middle of the first week of March, we’re gaining, at long last, a firm sense of identities in the Southeast division. To state the most obvious, Tampa and Atlanta have forks in them: It’s a three-team race through … Continue reading

Posted in Buffalo Sabres, Matt Cooke, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig, Sergei Fedorov | 5 Comments

Bs Fans at the Phone Booth Tonight

Do not seem to be enjoying themselves. Update from a press box stats flack: the Bruins actually allowed seven goals in a period on March 7, 1945. Seconds after the Brashear beatdown of Shawn Thornton, the Verizon Center center ice … Continue reading

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OFB Poll: Trade Impact

The trio of traded-for from this past Tuesday — a recent All Star, no. 1 netminder, a former superstar and 3-Cup vet in the twilight of his career, and the perfect pest — will help push the Caps into the … Continue reading

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