Category Archives: Sovetsky Sport

Lost in Transition: Old Media Remains Three Strides Behind Dmitry Chesnokov

Once again we are indebted to Dmitry Chesnokov for bringing us news the mainstream media couldn’t. You may have heard: our Alexander Semin recently shared a few reflections on the Obama of our sport with Chesnokov, which appeared in the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Print, Puck Daddy, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 15 Comments

Semin Speaks Up

Last week OFB joined Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Puck Daddy fame in posing questions to the then NHL scoring leader, Alexander Semin, on an off night for the young Russian, who’s enjoying a remarkable breakout season. SovetskySport’s Dmitry Chesnokov joined … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Media, OFB Interviews, Print, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Saturday Night Blogging, Part II

Last Saturday I joined Eric McErlain and Jon Press¬†and Rebecca¬†from A View from the Cheap Seats¬†for a spirited Saturday night live blogging session from Verizon Center. Eric will host another live-blog this Saturday from the Phone Booth, for the Devils’ … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Dmitry Chesnokov, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, John Walton, Mathieu Perreault, Sovetsky Sport, Tim Leone | 13 Comments

Capitals’ Varlamov on the NHL Experience

So as we watched Thursday night’s preseason game in the press box, our friend Dmitry Chesnokov said, “I’m going to call Varlamov [who was watching the game in street clothes], find out where he’s sitting and go talk to him.” … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

More Red Lamp-Lighting from Russia

Back in June, we had a chance to ask Capitals’ General Manager George McPhee about progress and success the organization has enjoyed with the Entry Draft. He agreed then with our assessment that recent Capitals’ drafts had been markedly better … Continue reading

Posted in Dmitry Chesnokov, Dmitry Kugryshev, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Prospects, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments

Wearing the Nation’s Colors Next February 22

On Sunday, February 22, 2009, the Capitals matinee-host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center. That day will commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, the greatest day in the history of hockey and the greatest day in the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Hockey Heroes, Miracle On Ice, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sovetsky Sport, USA Hockey, Washington Capitals | 26 Comments

Simeon Varlamov: Stranger in a Strange Land

Simeon Varlamov is an exceptionally driven competitor, and like all of his prospect peers, passionate about his sport. But today he is very much a stranger in a strange land. We hope that our video of his first formal press … Continue reading

Posted in Development Camp, Dmitry Chesnokov, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Prospects, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 30 Comments