Category Archives: Russian Machine Never Breaks

From Russia with Special Ops Snipe

He’s been pilloried by the press, massively maligned by the Blueshirt masses at the 12-minute mark of each period, dissected and demonized by virtually every prominent voice in our game. But the captain last night not only came up clutch … Continue reading

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Alexander Semin: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

But can you deal Alexander Semin? Practically speaking, is there any semblance of a market for this enigma? Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL Trades, Russian Machine Never Breaks, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , | 16 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


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Sidney, Entering Saturday’s Big Game Suddenly Slumping

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