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Much Adieu About Nothing?

Without a formal announcement, the Washington Capitals officially debuted their inaugural “Spirit Squad” to the masses at Saturday’s Home Opener. It also seems the ever-changing “Spirit Squad” has a new name, the “Red Rockers.”¬† (I wonder what the original Red … Continue reading

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Reggie Dunlop Goes Home

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Newman.¬† Though better known in the sports world for his involvement in auto racing, hockey fans will always know him as Reggie Dunlop, player/coach of the Charlestown Chiefs in Slap … Continue reading

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High School Hockey Open Tryouts Continue Tonight at Ft. Dupont

Open-to-the-public tryouts for the Wilson Tigers D.C. public high school hockey team continue tonight (Wednesday) at Fort Dupont Ice Arena. Per the team, Monday’s first night of tryouts was a big success: Six DC public schools were represented: Cardozo, McKinley, … Continue reading

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Sarah Swoons the Nation’s Hockey Moms (Among Others)

Last Saturday I authored a file whose spirit was meant to celebrate the rise to prominence of hockey in 2008’s political discourse. A segment of OFB readers, seemingly wired for partisanship, took it the wrong way. Early on in her … Continue reading

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You Feel Shame . . . and Then You Get Free

Nobody summarizes hockey’s rules better than Denis Lemieux in ‘Slap Shot’:

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Pictures and Prose Comprising a Lovesong to Our Game

Have you ever wanted to convey all the passion in your hockey heart for the game you cherish to a buddy who just doesn’t get it, and felt meager to the task? Well Andrew Podnieks’ A Canadian Saturday Night: Hockey … Continue reading

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And The Winners Are . . .

The winners in the OFB contest for Referee Taunts are: Hey ref‚Ķ get off your knees! You’re blowing the game! Hey ref! Does your wife know you’re screwing us? If you’d like a Friday chuckle, check out the thread with … Continue reading

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Deep Frozen Thoughts at the Start of July

Recently we found out about the existence of Lee Twombly Pond in Falmouth, Maine. It’s claim to fame — aside from being astoundingly gorgeous — is its existence as “Northern New Engalnd’s only refrigerated outdoor skating surface.” They actually Zamboni … Continue reading

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A Book Worth Saving for Your Reading List

[Admin note: Frustrated with her husband’s snail-pace reading speed, Mrs. Gustafsson stole the following book from him, read it, and provided this review — before Gustafsson would have made it past the second chapter.] The summer season is rapidly approaching … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Hockey Knight in Canada

We first ran this video file back in November of last year, but on this the 10th anniversary of Joe Juneau’s goal that sent the Capitals into the Stanley Cup Finals, we thought it merited a re-run. Juneau remains a … Continue reading

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