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

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