Category Archives: NHL

Time For The Stars To Shine

If the Capitals succeed, it starts all over again… but for now, for tonight, all those “one game at a time” and “it’s a one-game series” cliches ring true. Continue reading

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Posted in Adam Oates, Alexander Ovechkin, New York Rangers, NHL, Nicklas Backstrom | 12 Comments

Down and (Locked) Out

Derailing the NHL’s modest momentum with a lockout will reduce the money pot the owners and players share. So how is holding fans hostage helping their bottom line? It’s not—yes, the league needs a new CBA, but the chasm between the two sides speaks more to a clash of egos than a reasonable negotiation. Continue reading

Posted in Gary Bettman, NHL, Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins | 16 Comments

Hitting the Ice a Man Down

Some say one must embrace hockey from birth to really appreciate it. Oh, you can become a fan of this great sport no matter your upbringing — but if you didn’t grow up with it, then it’s something you learn to like, not something you breathe.
I breathe hockey. And I owe that all to my dad. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, NHL, Nicklas Backstrom, OFB, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 18 Comments

And the Winners Are…

Thanks to everyone who entered our fan chant contest, and thanks to Discover for providing the two $25 gift cards. All of the entries were terrific, so it was hard to narrow it down to two winners. Continue reading

Posted in NHL, Stanley Cup | 1 Comment

Win A Day With the Stanley Cup (or a $25 Gift Card)

Have you ever wanted to drink out of the Stanley Cup, sleep with it, or take a photo with it? Well, now’s your chance! Discover has partnered with the NHL to offer one lucky fan a day with the Stanley … Continue reading

Posted in NHL, NHL playoffs | 16 Comments

Hold Off On Unleashing the Drama Just Yet: Caps Still Just 2 Points Back

They’d lost 5-1, and had only five games left in the regular season. They were desperate for a playoff spot, and every win counted. They’d had a season full of “blown wins and devastating losses,” to quote one journalist. Guess … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, NHL, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Kerry Fraser Makes One Final Call

Ah, the NHL referee: scorned as biased and incompetent, blamed for teams’ misfortunes, accused of sight deficiencies and births of questionable legitimacy.
Kerry Fraser’s paperback Final Call: Hockey Stories from a Legend in Stripes hit the shelves this week, and Fraser provide fascinating insights into being a professional referee. He shares some unique stories from his up-close view of thirty years of professional hockey.

For the most part, Ol’ Helmet Hair succeeds—yet he still missed some calls, as we Capitals faithful who chanted “Fraser Sucks!” might expect. And, as Fraser admits, he heard those chants loud and clear throughout his career. Continue reading

Posted in Dale Hunter, NHL, NHL referees, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments