Category Archives: Tim Leone

Tim Leone, Appropriately Honored

Wonderful news out of Chocolatetown today: The Patriot News‘ Tim Leone, Hershey Bears beat reporter, is the 2011 recipient of the James H. Ellery Award for outstanding contributions to the American Hockey League in the newspaper category. There can be … Continue reading

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A Vexing Query of Leadership

The Capitals may or may not have a deficit of leadership on the ice and in the room with this roster, but dogging them most in the initial hours and days of yet another postseason far too early arrived at … Continue reading

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OFB TV: Getting a More Detailed Assessment of Dmitri Orlov

On our visit last week to Hershey we not only got to visit a bit with ‘buzz’ prospect Dmitri Orlov but get an expert eye’s view of him from Patriot News Bears’ beat reporter Tim Leone, who caught the eye … Continue reading

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The A’s Grueling Grind, and a Carousel of Goalies

The Hershey Bears (39-21-1-4) dropped a shootout decision in Portland, Maine, last night. Let’s just hope their bus driver is fresher than the skaters he’ll convoy through week’s end. When John Walton told me last weekend that beginning Saturday night … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Braden Holtby, Brett Leonhardt, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Hockey roadtrips, John Walton, Prospects, Semyon Varlamov, Tim Leone | 2 Comments

Because We *Badly* Need Feel-Good Distraction

Patriot News Bears’ beat reporter Tim Leone needed only 20 minutes Saturday night to develop a man-crush on a buzz-prospect:  

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Down on the Farm, All Beat Up and Gutting Out a Weekend-Salvaging Win

It’s a much different looking Hershey Bears hockey club in the first quarter of its two-time Calder Cup defense. For one thing, cornerstone components of those two Calders are gone: Michal Neuvirth, Karl Alzner, and John Carlson have graduated to … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the Bears

If you follow the Patriot News’ Tim Leone on his Twitter account, you can learn of weekly online chats he hosts for Hershey Bears’ fans. One such chat took place yesterday. The veteran Bears’ beat reporter, and Gabby co-author, brings … Continue reading

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Snapshots of a Blogger’s Season, 2009-10

[Hockey season’s over. Herewith, 25 of my favorite, most personal moments covering hockey in Washington during the 2009-10 campaign, relayed in no particular order.] (25) Not one, not two, but three blizzards buried Washington in the heart of hockey season. … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Bruce Boudreau, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, John Carlson, John Walton, Lisa Hillary, Mathieu Perreault, Media, National Hockey League, OFB Interviews, Shinny, Tara Wheeler, Tim Leone, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Great Blogging from Two Hockey Towns

More strong journalism in a spring that’s already offered an abundance of it: Dan Steinberg recorded an impressive testimonial from Alexander Ovechkin’s parents as part of his front-page portrait of the Gr8 from this past Sunday. As endorsements of hockey … Continue reading

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Bears, Caps an ‘Extended Honeymoon of Achievement’

Tremendous overview of the Washington-Hershey affiliation in the Patriot News blog of Tim Leone today: ‘Hershey Bears, Washington Capitals a Dynamic Duo.’ The timing of Leone’s work is understandable; the Caps are mere hours away from clinching their third consecutive … Continue reading

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