Category Archives: Puck Sodas

Comcast Correspondent at a Classic New Year’s Weekend in Beantown

You know how the next best thing to owning a beach house is having a friend who does? Well, we didn’t have  tickets to this year’s Winter Classic, but Comcast Sportsnet’s Lisa Hillary did. Actually, she also worked the system a … Continue reading

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Best. Bracket. Ever.

Our friend Dante at Surviving the World has a unique bracket for this time of year. One which culminates with the “Fermented Four”. Continue reading

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Nurturing the Fashion Passion of HockeyWashington

What does Rock the Red mean to you today, well away from its inauguration and deployment during the 2007-08 season? What does it mean to the Capitals now? How should it be cultivated, nurtured, and deployed in 2008-09? Also: was … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig, Puck Sodas, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals | 15 Comments

Ref, You Suck! Insulting Hockey’s Men in Stripes

The hockey-less heat of August provides one welcome relief for the NHL fan: freedom from the often egregious and grotesque officiating of NHL referees. Continue reading

Posted in NHL Rules, OFB Polls, Puck Sodas, Schadenfreude, Video Clips | 55 Comments

Rush Rocks Red Rocks

This week I made a what I regarded as a sacred pilgrimage to see my favorite rock band. You could say that Rush’s Geddy Lee gave a star performance at Red Rocks this week, but as is the case with … Continue reading

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Drinking with the Stars

That sounds like a much better show idea than Dancing with the Stars, doesn’t it? Contestants would party with an ever-changing cast of celebrities/athletes; each round of successful partying gets the contestant a bigger prize (and calcified liver). The final … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Puck Sodas, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

Sorenstam Swigs Swill

Annika Sorenstam recently announced her retirement from golf at age 37 at the end of this season. Despite winning just last weekend at the Michelob Ultra Open, she’s ready to call it a career. Perhaps moments like this had something … Continue reading

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They’re Making a Hockeytown in Chi-town, Too

Business that brings me to Original Six cities is my favorite kind (save trips to Detroit), and I’m in Chicago this week. Weather is very much a weather vane in my life; among the 40 colleagues here with whom I … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey Towns, Morning cup-a-joe, Puck Sodas, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments

Savoring the Historic Week That Was

Some time near 8:30 Friday night, Capitals’ fans, having spent weeks residing in a purgatory of indeterminate postseason fate, received an invitation from an seraphim angel named Radek Dvorak to enter an unearthly realm of ecstasy. At that moment in … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Hurricanes, Corey Masisak, Eastern Conference, Florida Panthers, Jonathan Warner, Media, Mike Vogel, Print, Puck Sodas, Radio, Schadenfreude, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tarik El-Bashir, TV, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Blogger as Ex-Pat

The Irish are unfairly maligned as a drinking culture. In point of fact, they are a chugging one. Tonight was a Wednesday in a non-holiday week of work for the Irish, with a “football” match between England and Croatia televised. … Continue reading

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