Category Archives: OFB

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

Another Pack of Pucksters Makes Round 2 Picks

Dear Jim Iovino: Wise men publish elevated flattery directed at beautiful women. Kinda surprised we were the only ones going with Caps in seven in round one. But we’re even more surprised to see the overwhelming majority (all but one!) … Continue reading

Posted in Media, NBC, New media, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, OFB, TV, Washington Capitals, WRC | 1 Comment

Appreciated Callout

Scored us some love from WaPost today, and we send it right back. From Tarik to Steinz to Boz and all the paper’s photogs, there was rich and deeply reflective coverage of this historic week for hockey here by the … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Dan Steinberg, Media, OFB, Tarik El-Bashir, Thomas Boswell, Washington Post, Washington the hockey town | 5 Comments

More Mainstreaming of New Media Puck Coverage

There’s a reason why we dispatch our Lis Meinecke to Verizon Center to cover the Caps — she embraces puck passion, a pro journalist’s polish to her new media endeavors, and a bit of a proud partisan Washingtonian sensibility. It’s … Continue reading

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A Community I’ll Never Forget

In three years I’ve had the opportunity to see three playoff runs, two series wins, dueling hat tricks, Game 7 heroics and had the opportunity to be apart of one of the best communities in sports. After three seasons of covering perhaps the most electric team hockey though, my time as a member of the OnFrozenBlog team has come to an end. Continue reading

Posted in Media, National Hockey League, NHL, OFB, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

How I Came To Befriend a Killer

In October 2006, when we started OFB, I decided that the very first figure from the Capitals’ past I wanted to interview was Kevin ‘Killer’ Kaminski. My interest was partly out of respect and affection — no Capitals’ player I’d … Continue reading

Posted in hockey blogging, Kevin Kaminski, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Old Time Hockey, Russian Machine Never Breaks, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 6 Comments

OFB, on the High Seas

My father is lodged these days on a large cruise ship, out on a large ocean somewhere. He’s retired and he vacations a lot, often lavishly, and despite this I still love him. He is among great friends on this … Continue reading

Posted in hockey blogging, Hockey fathers and sons, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 1 Comment

Another OFB Young Gun Gets a FoxSports Shout-out

We like to remind admirers of our Lis Meinecke that she hasn’t been on the new media hockey beat for two full years, which makes her callout by this afternoon all the more special. Way to go Lis!

Posted in Hockey blogging, Jason Arnott, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Washington the hockey town | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Alexander Semin, National Hockey League, New media, NHL Trades, OFB, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Snowed Out from a Sour Message

Funny story: about two weeks ago I got a fresh request to appear on 106.7 the Fan’s ‘Overtime‘ evening program, but I fielded the request while in one of the few Bethesda, Md., commercial properties with power that night (a … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Atlanta Thrashers, Bruce Boudreau, Danny Rouhier, George McPhee, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, National Hockey League, OFB, Radio, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment