Category Archives: Trap hockey

Toss Me a Hoodie, for Hockey’s Here at Last

Across the Mid-Atlantic winds of change seemed to sweep away summer last night. Vacationing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I took the dog for a walk this morning in layers of clothing, attire I hadn’t needed since early last spring. It … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Dave Steckel, Matt Bradley, Morning cup-a-joe, Training camp, Trap hockey, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 1 Comment

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

Identity Crisis (cont’d.): Greyhounds, Masquerading as Huskies

If you have a kennel full of greyhounds, can you make sled-pullers out of them? And: should you? An individual NHL game in midseason is but a proverbial snapshot in time — a single frame in a long-running motion picture. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, George McPhee, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, Nicklas Backstrom, Southeast Division, The Red Army, Trap hockey, Washington Capitals | 16 Comments