Category Archives: Mike Vogel

A Rare Elation To Savor

This morning, we know no Curse. How often have we been able to say that? To what extent does victory like last night’s serve as lasting balm overĀ the scabs and scars from so many springs, that haveĀ marred and maimed our … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby, John Walton, Mike Vogel, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

A Slice of Canada in Our Own Backyard

Wednesday night I was not only treated to an absolutely amazing hockey game between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, but I got to experience it in a place that lives and breathes hockey. To be honest I am … Continue reading

Posted in Bugsy's, Hockey hearts, Hockey Heroes, Mike Vogel, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 6 Comments

“Fate Loves the Fearless”

In the NBA, home teams seem to win game 7s approximately 102 percent of the time, which is partly why life here has seemed so special the past couple of days. We have no idea what will happen in our … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Media, Mike Vogel, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 16 Comments

A Change of Fortune and Fate in the Crease

Well, who has the goaltender controversy now? And, how’s that Caps’ defense look right about now? For a team that was rather thoroughly maligned for its defensive play upon arriving in Montreal on Sunday, the Capitals in game 3 gave … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Comcast SportsNet, Eastern Conference, Hockey Night in Canada, Hockey Towns, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Lisa Hillary, Mike Vogel, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals | 34 Comments

Let There Be (Good) Music and Dancing Amid All This Winning

When I think of the two most significant advances/evolutions in Caps’ hockey over the course of 35 years, and their impact on hockey culture here, I point to the rabid red atmosphere enveloping the team at home in Chinatown and … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, American Hockey League, Atlanta Thrashers, Bruce Boudreau, Hershey Bears, Jose Theodore, Media, Mike Vogel, National Hockey League, Semyon Varlamov, Southeast Division, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

From the Author of Gabby, a First-Rate Take on New Media and Hockey

A reporter of Tim Leone’s accomplishments and stature doesn’t need any advice from me on how to tackle a story, but when he interviewed me last month about bloggers and their role in covering the Caps, I emphasized the importance … Continue reading

Posted in Brett Leonhardt, Mike Vogel, Tarik El-Bashir, Ted Leonsis, Tim Leone, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | Leave a comment

Top of the Tweet for the Week of December 5

We thought it might be fun and interesting to highlight Top Tweets from the Captials’ Twitter community we came across during the past week. And we’ll probably offer up a roundup of Top Tweets each week. This week was filled … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, American Hockey League, Bengt Gustafsson, Chris Bourque, Corey Masisak, Dan Steinberg, Dmitry Chesnokov, John Walton, Media, Mike Vogel, Nate Ewell, National Hockey League, NHL, Twitter, Washington Capitals | Tagged , | 3 Comments