Category Archives: Olaf Kolzig

A Blanket For the Bolt

If you’ve never heard of Ravelry, you’re obviously not a knitter.  The site is an online community for lovers of all things yarn, and as such, attracts knitters and crocheters with common interests.  A common interest for forty-five Ravelry members … Continue reading

Posted in Olaf Kolzig, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

A Former Talking Head Talks Tough After a Tough Loss

There were columns in yesterday’s local papers about Olie. (Largely uninteresting.) Last night there was a packed Verizon Center press box, many there who normally wouldn’t be, to chronicle the homecoming. But by 8:30 last night I’d had my fill … Continue reading

Posted in Former Coaches & Players, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig, Print, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Knee-Jerks & Notes – Tampa Bay, 11/10

It’s been a while since we had some good ol’ Knee Jerks for a game, and between pucksandbooks and myself, we should be able to get at least one nugget of interest out there.  Or not. Big crowd tonight, both … Continue reading

Posted in Knee-Jerk, National Hockey League, Olaf Kolzig, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

A Sort of Homecoming

The final five minutes of this eight-and-a-half-minute reminiscence of Hall of Fame netminder Eddie Giacomin are devoted to Giacomin’s heart-wrenching departure, at age 36, from the only NHL team he’d known, the New York Rangers, to Detroit. If on this … Continue reading

Posted in Former Coaches & Players, Olaf Kolzig, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

So . . . About That Goaltending

I wasn’t the most popular fella in these parts when, in the middle of summer, I offered the opinion that losing out on Cristobal Huet and settling for Jose Theodore didn’t exactly inspire dreams of circling around Verizon Center ice … Continue reading

Posted in Comcast SportsNet, Joe Beninati, Jose Theodore, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig | 32 Comments

So . . . About That Goaltending

I wasn’t the most popular fella in these parts when, in the middle of summer, I offered the opinion that losing out on Cristobal Huet and settling for Jose Theodore didn’t exactly inspire dreams of circling around Verizon Center ice … Continue reading

Posted in Brent Johnson, Comcast SportsNet, Joe Beninati, Jose Theodore, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig, TV, Washington Capitals | 32 Comments

Fairfax’s Collin McKinney Sees Life Through Hockey

[Part I of II ] In the moments leading up to my meeting Collin McKinney, 42, of Fairfax, I readied myself for a seriously sad encounter. There are newsworthy triumphs and tragedies in life every day, and all I knew … Continue reading

Posted in Former Coaches & Players, Hockey Heroes, National Hockey League, OFB Interviews, Olaf Kolzig, Ted Leonsis, Verizon Center | 6 Comments