Category Archives: Shinny

Gone Skating

Extra strong Maxwell House and an extra helping of blueberries in the hot cakes this morning, for it is the best possible morning on my calendar: the winter weekend affording a Maryland pond hockey skate with my beer league buddies. … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoor hockey, Shinny, Sweaters, Washington the hockey town | 10 Comments

The Matty Diaries, Part II: A Hockey Mom Reacts to the Sight of Her NHL-Battered Son

[OFB Note: In installment II of the Matty Diaries our favorite shinny star takes us through the Winter Classic-threatening hit he endured at the shoulder of Carolina’s Tim Glaeson last Sunday — including the reaction to his badly battered appearance … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Hurricanes, Mathieu Perreault, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Shinny, The Matty Diaries, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 4 Comments

Battered Matty, Ready for Winter Classic Duty

Most Capitals wore eyeblack for Wednesday’s outdoor practice at Chevy Chase Country Club, under a brilliantly crisp and clear winter afternoon sun, but Mathieu Perreault didn’t have to; he had unnatural eyeblack below both eyes from a badly broken nose. … Continue reading

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The Matty Diaries, Part I: Quest for a Reunion with Outdoor Hockey

[OFB note: We first learned of Mathieu Perreault’s deep-rooted love affair with playing hockey outdoors when we interviewed him after an outdoor Hershey Bears’ practice last season. Other Capitals share his passion for sure, but few find themselves in Matty’s … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Mathieu Perreault, Shinny, The Matty Diaries, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 13 Comments

A Look for Shinny

Prior to their game against Pittsburgh last night the Capitals got into the fashion spirit of playing hockey outdoors by taking warmups in Winter Classic touques. Our camera honed in on Mathieu Perreault in particular, as the young center — … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas shinny, John Carlson, Mathieu Perreault, Pittsburgh Penguins, Shinny, The Matty Diaries, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 2 Comments

The Caps and Christmas Past

I wanted to know what Christmas mornings meant to the Caps in their youth, and specifically how much of a role their respective enthusiasm for hockey played in their requests of Santa, so I went around the locker room at … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas shinny, D. J. King, Jay Beagle, Michal Neuvirth, National Hockey League, Shinny, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Global un-Warming on the Potomac

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