Category Archives: Media

Another Pack of Pucksters Makes Round 2 Picks

Dear Jim Iovino: Wise men publish elevated flattery directed at beautiful women. Kinda surprised we were the only ones going with Caps in seven in round one. But we’re even more surprised to see the overwhelming majority (all but one!) … Continue reading

Posted in Media, NBC, New media, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, OFB, TV, Washington Capitals, WRC | 1 Comment

Quality Content and Good Fun: WRC’s Embrace of DC’s Hockey Blogs

With five consecutive playoff appearances, the Capitals have helped deliver another rite of spring — local NBC web guru Jim Iovino’s spirited playoff survey of local media, heavy on blogger participation, to his credit. Jim is the managing editor of … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Boston Bruins, hockey blogging, Media, NBC, playoff hockey, TV, Washington the hockey town, WRC | Leave a comment

Appreciated Callout

Scored us some love from WaPost today, and we send it right back. From Tarik to Steinz to Boz and all the paper’s photogs, there was rich and deeply reflective coverage of this historic week for hockey here by the … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Dan Steinberg, Media, OFB, Tarik El-Bashir, Thomas Boswell, Washington Post, Washington the hockey town | 5 Comments

Failure’s Blame Stretches Far and Wide

Some random observations and notes-sharing from a remarkable last 72 hours: There’s standup, and then there’s what Gabby offered the Washington Post’s Tarik El Bashir Wednesday morning — actually agreeing with Capitals management that it was time for a change … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Dale Hunter, George McPhee, Joe Finley, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, Print, Tarik El-Bashir, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 4 Comments

Reflections on the Post’s Survey of Our Sports Town Standing

If you haven’t read Dan Steinberg’s Washington Post essay on the District’s standing as a sports town, which ran on A1 this past Sunday, you really ought to. It’s underpinned by a significant survey of the region’s sports patronage/consumption patterns, … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Steinberg, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, Print, Washington Capitals, Washington Post, Washington the hockey town, Washington the would-be sports town | 7 Comments

Grapes, on the Great Caps

These are heady times in HockeyWashington — check out the latest Hockey Night in Canada ‘Coach’s Corner’ segment wherein Don Cherry gives the Caps the ultimate compliment.

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How About a Little Audio Poetry?

Walton Bids Good Night in Western Pennsylvania

Posted in 2 Points, John Walton, Media, Pittsburgh Penguins, Radio, The Great Old Patrick Division | 3 Comments

Book Review: “My First Goal”

It’s been described as an exhiliarating moment, or to some, the monkey off their backs. When a player scores his first goal in the NHL, it’s one that he remembers forever (except for Gordie Howe, apparently). Hockey writer Mike Brophy’s … Continue reading

Posted in Hockey books, Media, NHL | 2 Comments

Yes, It’s Indeed Time To Grow Up

The sports section of today’s Washington Post print edition features a four-page preview pullout for the Capitals’ new season. The Post’s Katie Carrera examines the urgency of the moment for the organization in the section’s cover story, which is poignantly … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Print, Washington Capitals, Washington Post, Washington the hockey town | 3 Comments

Washington Examiner: Caps’ Party Culture Hasn’t Had Its Last Call

When a hockey season is inexplicably left in tatters, underachievement its calling card, again, we who follow it with passion grasp at plausible explanations. A missing roster piece here and there. Leadership deficiency. Inexperience. Key injuries. What about the room … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Capitals' party culture, Media, Nicklas Backstrom, Print, Washington Capitals, Washington Examiner | 25 Comments