Category Archives: Southeast Division

It’s Just the Second Round, but the Caps This Spring Are Standing Tall

There are eight teams left vying for hockey’s grand prize, and this morning, it’s interesting to reflect on the relative status of our Capitals. Put bluntly: have the Capitals ever looked quite as formidable and buzz-worthy relative to their remaining … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Bruce Boudreau, Dennis Wideman, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL Network, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Caps Win Game, Clinch SE Division: Caps 3 / Leafs 2 – SO

Posted in 2 Points, Southeast Division, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

The Heart Transplant Patient Is Doing Just Fine

No. 1 defensman already out. No. 1 netminder knocked out early from a laser to the ‘noggin. No. 1 center shelved early on as well. No problem. There were about 30 compelling reasons to expect the Tampa Bay Lightning to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Braden Holtby, Eastern Conference, George McPhee, Hockey hearts, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Nicklas Backstrom, Semyon Varlamov, Shootouts, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 17 Comments

More One-Goal Drama, Further Climbing up the Standings

You didn’t want this one preserved on the DVR, but the bottom line is that a Mike Green-less Capitals club has scratched and clawed its way through a litany of one-goal victories of late to reclaim first place in the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Boyd Gordon, Bruce Boudreau, Eastern Conference, Florida Panthers, Jason Arnott, Marco Sturm, Marcus Johansson, National Hockey League, Scott Hannan, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Caps Retake SE Division Lead; First Place Showdown on Monday: Caps 3 / Cats 2 – OT

Posted in 2 Points, Florida Panthers, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Niche Sport Commissioners

Seldom do I expect to write about professional golf on this blog, but something about this week’s PGA Tour event in Arizona caught my eye. The American pro golf tour this week is hosting one of its corporation-concocted “World Championship” … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Gary Bettman, National Hockey League, Other sports, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Snowed Out from a Sour Message

Funny story: about two weeks ago I got a fresh request to appear on 106.7 the Fan’s ‘Overtime‘ evening program, but I fielded the request while in one of the few Bethesda, Md., commercial properties with power that night (a … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Atlanta Thrashers, Bruce Boudreau, Danny Rouhier, George McPhee, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, National Hockey League, OFB, Radio, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

If Not a ‘Must-Win,’ Certainly a Statement Showing

Friday night we saw something that’s been in conspicuously short supply this hockey season in D.C. : passion. Also, 60 minutes of quality play.  The result was perhaps the Caps’ finest road showing of the season, relative to the caliber … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Eastern Conference, Matt Hendricks, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Nicklas Backstrom, Semyon Varlamov, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Readers React: On Thoroughbreds Being Asked To Be Clydesdales

I’m highly suspicious of the likelihood that the actual jockey for the great Secretariat, Ron Turcotte, is an OFB reader; nonetheless, a commenter identifying himself as such had over the weekend what I regarded as the best reflection related to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Cody Eakin, Columbus Blue Jackets, Eastern Conference, Evgeny Kuznetsev, George McPhee, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Bradley, Matt Hendricks, Mike Knuble, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Trap hockey, Washington Capitals | 16 Comments

In a Season of High Hopes, Instead We Have High Crimes and Misdemeanors

A political bumper sticker of some years back read, ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.’ “Outrage” by local hockey fans may be too strong a term to apply with respect to the 2010-11 Washington Capitals in this most … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Jeff Schultz, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL All Star Game, NHL Trades, Pittsburgh Penguins, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, The Red Army, Tom Poti, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Winter Classic 2011 | 18 Comments