Category Archives: Peter Bondra

The Importance of Being a January Baby

Chris Bourque, Mathieu Perreault, and John Carlson all enjoyed standout training camps with the Washington Capitals this month. Bourque is still enjoying his. To slightly varying degrees, all three enjoyed prodigy player status early on in their hockey careers. On … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Chris Bourque, Jaromir Jagr, Mathieu Perreault, Morning cup-a-joe, Peter Bondra, Prospects, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Making Right in the Rafters on the Right Wing

Something felt very very right about the Capitals retiring Dale Hunter’s number back in March 2000, and my¬†hunch is that a similar sense of appropriateness will accompany the retiring of Mike Gartner’s no. 11 this December. The Caps announced yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Former Coaches & Players, Mike Gartner, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL Trades, Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

Origins of a DraftGeek

For those who live with hockey residing in the soul, every day carries some manner of frozen celebration, even in the dead of summer, but some days are better refrigerated than others. For me there are three or four genuinely … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Mathieu Perreault, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Peter Bondra, Prospects, TV, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

The End of the Magical 1998 Run to the Finals

We recently reminisced about the ten-year anniversary of a golden moment: when Joe Juneau’s goal propelled the Washington Capitals to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Today, Steinz looks back on D.C. Sports Bog to the day the run ended … Continue reading

Posted in Dale Hunter, Dan Steinberg, Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 7 Comments

Ain’t No Party Like a ‘Vechkin Party

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Alexander Ovechkin is a machine. On the ice and off he constantly gives his all, to the delight of Capitals fans and lovers of hockey everywhere. Yet even Ovechkin looked a bit tired on Friday night at the party … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Mike Vogel, Nate Ewell, Peter Bondra, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 19 Comments

Washington Capitals 1998 Playoffs Montage

Posted in Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Dale Hunter, Eastern Conference, Joe Reekie, Olaf Kolzig, Ottawa Senators, Peter Bondra, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

The Lethal Mr. Brooks

The Capitals’ communications team Saturday morning passed along some eye-opening data for Brooks Laich, who didn’t have a two-goal game in his first 214 NHL games but has three in his last nine outings. Laich has 10 goals and 12 … Continue reading

Posted in Brooks Laich, Joe Finley, NHL Trades, Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals | 12 Comments