Category Archives: NHL Trades

Alexander Semin: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

But can you deal Alexander Semin? Practically speaking, is there any semblance of a market for this enigma? Continue reading

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Trade Deadline Day on 106.7 the Fan

We’ve been fortunate to be a part of some terrifically fun big media projects here over the past few years, but this past Monday night may have delivered the most fun to date. We were invited to join a gaggle … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Dave Nichols, Ed Frankovic, George McPhee, Hockey blogging, New media, NHL Trades, Radio, Sky Kerstein, Ted Starkey, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Back in the Cup Conversation

If George McPhee’s Monday morning began on a hotseat, likely it ended in repose on something closer to a throne. Or at least, hopefully: a good leather recliner in his Maryland home, with a bottle of Canadian beer in hand, … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Dale Hunter, Dennis Wideman, Ed Frankovic, George McPhee, Jason Arnott, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, NHL Trades, Radio, Sky Kerstein, Ted Starkey, Washington Capitals | 18 Comments

OFB TV: Lis and Ed Talk ‘What Now?’

Oh so ugly at the rink last night, and oh so hard to talk hockey passionately when the players you cover evince so little of it on a winter Friday night before another full house, but our Lis and Ed … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Conference, Ed Frankovic, Hockey hearts, National Hockey League, New media, NHL Trades, OFB TV, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Are the Stars Aligned for a Big Deal?

I’m keeping a close eye on tonight’s Dallas-Detroit game. The losses are mounting for the fast-falling Stars, and with them come extraordinary possibilities as Monday’s trade deadline nears. A month ago, the Stars were the success story of the NHL, … Continue reading

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Digital Young Gun, Getting It Done

Once upon a time Andrew was our modest intrepid intern. As of today, he’s still modest, still intrepid, but also a first star of the digital day — his argument for dealing Alexander Semin, published this morning, caught the eyes … Continue reading

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The Case for Dealing Sasha Semin

I feel like one of those parents who has a child with incredible intelligence and the ability to achieve whatever he wants, but he refuses to study or apply himself. Continue reading

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A Manager’s Extraordinary Moment

Penguins’ general manager Ray Shero is the most interesting man in all of hockey this February. Shero is interesting every February, in the leadup to the NHL’s trade deadline; he always seems to have the perfect read on his club, … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Conference, George McPhee, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, NHL Trades, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

In a Season of High Hopes, Instead We Have High Crimes and Misdemeanors

A political bumper sticker of some years back read, ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.’ “Outrage” by local hockey fans may be too strong a term to apply with respect to the 2010-11 Washington Capitals in this most … Continue reading

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Foxy Acknowledgment

We read BigMedia sports coverage, and from time to time we learn of them reading us. It’s always flattering to hear from “the pros” with words of appreciation for what we try and pull off in very part-time fashion. Yesterday … Continue reading

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