Category Archives: OFB Interviews

The Hall Calls a Rightful Inductee

Last night the originating voice of the Washington Capitals, Ron Weber, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as the 2010 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient. If any individual affiliated with the Caps belongs in Hockey’s Hall, it’s Weber. … Continue reading

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Snapshots of a Blogger’s Season, 2009-10

[Hockey season’s over. Herewith, 25 of my favorite, most personal moments covering hockey in Washington during the 2009-10 campaign, relayed in no particular order.] (25) Not one, not two, but three blizzards buried Washington in the heart of hockey season. … Continue reading

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A Novel OFB Interview: The Daily Line’s Jenn Sterger

Last week we received a really fun request from a producer at Versus: would we craft five questions to be asked of a popular on-air television personality, ‘The Daily Line’s’ Jenn Sterger? It’s the offseason, so why not have a little fun … Continue reading

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A Rightful Call to the Hall

Tremendous news today — original radio play-by-play voice for pro hockey in Washington, Ron Weber, will receive the 2010 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in November as part of the NHL’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. When the Washington Capitals joined the NHL … Continue reading

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A Conversation with a Washington Legend

Our conversation this week with Ottawa Senators’ General Manager, and former Washington Capitals’ head coach, Bryan Murray. He spoke poignantly about the caliber of competitive athletes he coached during his years in D.C., identified Dale Hunter’s overtime series winner in … Continue reading

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A Blogger’s Faith in Government Restored: The Formation of the First-Ever Congressional Hockey Caucus

The greeting from the congressman in his office this week was sudden and startling: “Can you blog and walk at the same time?” Nebraska Representative Lee Terry, smiling, asked as he stepped out of a closed-door meeting to meet me. … Continue reading

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Puck Daddy, at the Olympics: It Was Like ‘A Roman Orgy’

The story arrived on my eyes like a first centerfold does to the adolescent away at summer camp — an “emergency” shipment of condoms was headed to Vancouver during the second week of the Olympics. This after 7,000 Olympians had … Continue reading

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On Frozen Pod – Christmas With Lisa Hillary

Welcome to the debut of On Frozen Pod, our new monthly podcast. Each month we’ll seek to bring you a fresh, lighthearted side of some of the leading voices covering hockey in Washington. For our debut episode we were thrilled to sit down with Comcast’s Lisa Hillary and learn a little about what Christmas means up in Canada to the Hillary family, her aversion to dating hockey players, her enthusiasm for playing quarters out in public parks, and what tracks she has on her iPod. Continue reading

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Gastronomical Gluttony

This video of the recent celebrity hot dog eating contest, from WNST’s Ed Frankovic, features our own pucksandbooks. If you’re not easily disgusted by eating contests, check it out! Continue reading

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We’re One Week Away from Painting This Town in Touques

One week from today the documentary ‘Pond Hockey’ arrives for a single-night screening at Washington’s historic Avalon Theater. Next Monday night we know we’re in for a great cinematic experience, one that richly captures outdoor hockey’s ageless and enduring appeal, … Continue reading

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