Category Archives: NHL Rules

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Posted in Nate Ewell, National Hockey League, NHL Rules, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Then and Now: I Want My Innocent Ovi Back

It’s seared in my memory in a way virtually no other hockey moment, save the Miracle on Ice, is: the October 5, 2005, debut of Alexander Ovechkin in the NHL. Forty seconds into the new season’s opening game, on his … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Chicago Blackhawks, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL Rules, Washington Capitals | 40 Comments

Another Defining Moment in a Special Season

The Washington Post declared that Sunday’s matinee match-up “may be a preview of the Stanley Cup finals.” After the thrilling ending in Chicago today, NBC must be salivating at that prospect. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Chicago Blackhawks, Jason Chimera, National Hockey League, NHL, NHL Rules, Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Does Washington Need a Watchdog?

Time and again we’ve listened patiently to the game’s critics of enforcement and fighting suggest that were the league merely to rigorously sanction instances of egregious violence, there’d be no need for skating predators and pain merchants. So what are we to do with the league’s blind eye toward Koci? Shrug and wait for the next skilled Capital crumpled upon the ice from thuggery, apparently. Or should we? Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Colorado Avalanche, Matt Bradley, National Hockey League, NHL, NHL Rules, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Making Sense of Mike Duco’s Penalty Madness on the Scoresheet

Reader Patrick sent us this query this morning, and it’s interesting enough that we thought we’d share it with all OFB readers, as well as address it having received some very helpful clarification from the Caps:  “Last night in the game Duco came … Continue reading

Posted in Florida Panthers, National Hockey League, NHL Rules, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Hockey Sweater Obsessives, Your Ship Has Arrived

Paul Lukas of Uni Watch fame has published his NHL preview, chock full of hockey uniform photos from new sweaters, to memorial patches, to the sneaky “C” that Roberto Luongo added to his mask since by NHL rules no goaltender … Continue reading

Posted in Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, National Hockey League, NHL Rules, St. Louis Blues | 4 Comments

Hockey Sweater Obsessives, Your Ship Has Arrived

Paul Lukas of Uni Watch fame has published his NHL preview, chock full of hockey uniform photos from new sweaters, to memorial patches, to the sneaky “C” that Roberto Luongo added to his mask since by NHL rules no goaltender … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, detroit red wings, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, National Hockey League, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, NHL Rules, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks | 2 Comments