Category Archives: Prospects

Echoes of Outrage

I’ve said my peace about this week’s trade, but I feel compelled to bring to our readers’ attention some additional commentary from one of the indisputably elite talents in the Washington sports blogging community, Homer McFanboy. This resonance of sentiment … Continue reading

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OFB TV: Getting a More Detailed Assessment of Dmitri Orlov

On our visit last week to Hershey we not only got to visit a bit with ‘buzz’ prospect Dmitri Orlov but get an expert eye’s view of him from Patriot News Bears’ beat reporter Tim Leone, who caught the eye … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, John Carlson, Media, OFB TV, Prospects, Tim Leone | 1 Comment

The A’s Grueling Grind, and a Carousel of Goalies

The Hershey Bears (39-21-1-4) dropped a shootout decision in Portland, Maine, last night. Let’s just hope their bus driver is fresher than the skaters he’ll convoy through week’s end. When John Walton told me last weekend that beginning Saturday night … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Braden Holtby, Brett Leonhardt, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Hockey roadtrips, John Walton, Prospects, Semyon Varlamov, Tim Leone | 2 Comments

OFB TV: Catching Up with Dmitri Orlov

Yesterday morning the Hershey Bears practiced at their grand old barn, Hersheypark Arena. I drove up for the practice with Ben Raby of Comcast Sportsnet and WTOP radio. Raby had never been inside HPA before, and he had the same … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Ben Raby, Comcast SportsNet, Dmitri Orlov, Dmitry Kugryshev, Federal News Radio, Grand Old Hersheypark Arena, Hershey Bears, KHL, OFB TV, Prospects, Radio, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Because We *Badly* Need Feel-Good Distraction

Patriot News Bears’ beat reporter Tim Leone needed only 20 minutes Saturday night to develop a man-crush on a buzz-prospect:  

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Matty’s Back

Early last month, of Mathieu Perreault, I wrote, “He especially is a compelling photo-op at local elementary schools, perhaps leading floor hockey stick-handling clinics among schoolchildren not much smaller than he.” In the interim he actually made a schoolhouse appearance … Continue reading

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A Legacy PK Effort by the Bears

The Hershey Bears held off the Charlotte Checkers in a Saturday matinee at Giant Center today, 1-0, the only goal coming off the stick of Sheldon Souray. It was Hershey’s sixth win in a row. Braden Holtby earned his fifth … Continue reading

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Down on the Farm, a Champion’s Resolve

It was quite a weekend for the Hershey Bears. Fairly decimated by a bevy of Capitals’ callups late in 2010 and early in the new year, they just keep plugging along: they swept a three-game slate this weekend, outscoring their … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Cody Eakin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Prospects, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Apprenticing in a Pivotal Pivot Position

In the postgame visitors’ locker room at Wells Fargo Center Tuesday night Jason Chimera approached Marcus Johansson, his linemate in overtime of the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to the Flyers, and patiently and supportively explained to the rookie the imperative of … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Marcus Johansson, National Hockey League, Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 19 Comments

A Midseason Moment Meriting Deep and Poignant Reflection

General Manager George McPhee met with media at Kettler Capitals late this week, in a bit of a State of the Capitals Union address. He shared significant reflections on notable topics, including the conspicuously terrific play of Capitals’ prospects at … Continue reading

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