Category Archives: The Joe Finley Diary

Big Joe, Making Big Gains on the Farm

Hershey Bears’ man about all manner of communications, John Walton, has penned a terrific read on Joe Finley for the AHL’s web site. On another quality Bears’ club Big Joe, who serves as a part-time OFB correspondent, has skated a … Continue reading

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Best of the Blogs from Development Camp

Washington’s hockey bloggers, new and established, delivered some fantastic coverage of the just completed Capitals’ Development Camp. Here are some of our favorite files, with a last word from our new favorite blogger, Big Joe Finley. Rock The Red was … Continue reading

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The Finley Files: In the Heat and Heart of the U.S. Capitol

Day 6: I skated in the first practice of the day where we focused on offensive zone faceoff forechecking, power play, and penalty kill. Having everyone on the same page for tomorrow’s scrimmage should tighten things up for us and … Continue reading

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The Finley Files: I’m a Tall Target in Paintball

Day 5: Today started with a 9 a.m. scrimmage at Kettler, which I believe is the earliest I have ever played since a Pee-Wee tournament back in Edina, Minn. Whatever the case the game went on. I think most of … Continue reading

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The Finley Files: A Progress Report

Joe Finley has had an eventful development camp and his first scrimmage mirrored that. A high scoring, high energy and extremely physical game seems like the kind Joe will play throughout his career. After the scrimmage between white and red Joe sat down with our PucksandBooks to talk about his progress and what it is like to play against his teammates and friends. Continue reading

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Postcard from a Development Camper

To my friendly OFB readers, and my buds back in Minnesota: Today started out with a bang, LITERALLY, as Bruiser slammed the door on his way out at 7:15 a.m. I assume someone relayed my comments from yesterday to him, … Continue reading

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The Finley Files: Camp Gets Underway

Day 2 of Development Camp in D.C.: Rolled out of bed after a couple of 5-minute snoozes to my phone alarm, but still managed to tip-toe around so “Bruiser” (Trevor Bruess) could continue to get his beauty rest for Group … Continue reading

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Root Hard for This Hard-Working Camp Correspondent

This morning I am gravely worried about the condition of Ethan Hall of Chaska, Minnesota. According to Big Joe Finley of the Washington Capitals, Hall last Saturday, during a purely recreational skate, took a slash from Big Joe — accidental, … Continue reading

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The Debut of the Joe Finley Development Camp Diary

[OFB note: We thought it might be fun to have a Development Camper keep a bit of a diary this week and share it with our readers, and in light of some concern expressed of late by pucksandbooks about some … Continue reading

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