Category Archives: Matt Pettinger

Oh Yes, It’s Ladies Night

You knew this was coming: it’s the inevitable Hockey ‘N Heels recap! I asked Mrs. OrderedChaos about last week’s sold-out event, since her hockey-loving husband bought her a ticket. (I wanted to go, but I knew I’d be staring longingly … Continue reading

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Posted in Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Matt Pettinger, Milan Jurcina, Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

In-Game Knee-Jerks & Notes: Caps-Isles, 2/20

I’m not one to traffic much in the off-ice affairs of star athletes, at least not in published fashion, but with local media’s over-the-top coverage today of Alex’s overseas ingenue, there was for me a slight sense of light and … Continue reading

Posted in Brooks Laich, Kevin Kaminski, Matt Pettinger, Milan Jurcina, National Hockey League, Olaf Kolzig, Peter Bondra | 11 Comments

Opening Night Roster

2007 WASHINGTON CAPITALS OPENING NIGHT ROSTER FORWARDS # Player Ht. Wt. Shoots Born Birthplace 2006-07 Club(s) League(s) 19 BACKSTROM, Nicklas 6-0 183 Left 11/23/87 Gavle, Sweden Brynas SEL 10 BRADLEY, Matt 6-3 205 Right 6/13/78 Stittsville, Ontario Capitals NHL 87 … Continue reading

Posted in Boyd Gordon, Matt Pettinger, Milan Jurcina, Olaf Kolzig | 5 Comments

It’s All Good (but for the playing of the games)

What did the Washington Capitals accomplish with their preseason this September? A good bit, I think. First and foremost, they accomplished the most important task: they avoided serious injury — we’ve no indication that Alexander Semin’s ankle sprain is serious. … Continue reading

Posted in Boyd Gordon, Brian Sutherby, Brooks Laich, Dave Steckel, Matt Pettinger, Milan Jurcina, Morning cup-a-joe | 4 Comments

Reflections on Training Camp’s Opening Week

It’s a day of rest not only for Washington Capitals’ players and coaches — well, the players at least — but for the team’s frenzied communications staff as well. Being out at Kettler as much as I have been the … Continue reading

Posted in Boyd Gordon, Comcast SportsNet, Corey Masisak, Dave Steckel, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Lisa Hillary, Matt Pettinger, Mike Vogel, Nate Ewell, Sweaters, Tarik El-Bashir, Ted Leonsis, Washington Post, Washington Times | 4 Comments

Late-Summer Intrigue Among the Forward Flanks

On Wednesday’s CapsReport, a listener asked Mike Vogel to forecast the Caps’ forward line combinations for 2007-’08. That’s always a fun offseason exercise. As you might expect, there were no surprises among Vogel’s top 6. But when he got to … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Boyd Gordon, Calder Cup, Dave Steckel, Hershey Bears, Matt Pettinger, Mike Vogel, Morning cup-a-joe | 6 Comments

Summer State of the Team – The Forwards

As Training Camp slowly (so slowly) approaches, we decided to take a quick look at some of the new faces, returnees, hopefuls and last-chancers that will be vying for a spot in the Caps’ forward corps. Battles at many slots … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gordon, Boyd Gordon, Brian Sutherby, Brooks Laich, Chris Bourque, Dave Steckel, Matt Pettinger | 10 Comments

Washington Capitals Depth Chart, Summer 2007

Herewith, our attempt to devise a depth chart for the Caps to coincide with the recent completion of the team’s annual Rookie Development Camp. It’s important to note that with it we are not forecasting specific line combos but rather … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gordon, Boyd Gordon, Brian Sutherby, Brooks Laich, Chris Bourque, Dave Steckel, Development Camp, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Joe Finley, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Pettinger, Michal Neuvirth, Milan Jurcina, Olaf Kolzig | 15 Comments

Matt Pettinger, Hypothetical NHL Commissioner

“I’d have free public skates at every NHL arena in the U.S. If people saw how hard it was to do the things we do at full speed with the puck while on skates, they’d gain a new appreciation for … Continue reading

Posted in Matt Pettinger, National Hockey League | 2 Comments