Category Archives: USA Hockey

American Icon: U.S. Thrashes Canada in WJC Medal Round Play

If you awoke real early this morning to follow semifinal play at the World Juniors, you were rewarded — another magical moment for American hockey: A trouncing of Canada by the Red, White and Blue, 5-1! And yes, it was every … Continue reading

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A Team That’s Tough to Play Against

In hockey, a litany of countries have left their trademark on the sport: you play a Russian style; you pass like the Swedes; you check like a Canadian. But are you as tough to play against as an American? In … Continue reading

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A Midseason Moment Meriting Deep and Poignant Reflection

General Manager George McPhee met with media at Kettler Capitals late this week, in a bit of a State of the Capitals Union address. He shared significant reflections on notable topics, including the conspicuously terrific play of Capitals’ prospects at … Continue reading

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Costly Opening Win for the Americans at the WJC

The Americans came loaded for bear at the 2011 World Juniors. One game in — a 3-2 overtime triumph over Finland — they may have difficulty emerging out of the semifinals because of two costly injuries. Conventional wisdom was that … Continue reading

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Dateline, Muskegon: Where the Ascendancy of American Hockey Continues

It isn’t a particularly bad time for American hockey fans to stop and smell the roses a bit. Consider the unexpected silver medal performance by the Americans at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, which for most portend another serious medal … Continue reading

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The Future on the Blueline Is Bright, and It Is Here

Even though Washington is still stuck in the grip of the crushing Game 7 loss, they shouldn’t be down in the dumps about everything.
How would Caps fans feel about a new defensive pairing next year? Continue reading

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Lisa Hillary Sits Down with Ted Leonsis

In a two-part interview series Comcast Sportsnet’s Lisa Hillary visited with Capitals’ majority owner Ted Leonsis this week and honed in on some real meat and potatoes issues with him: his satisfaction level with where the Caps are in the … Continue reading

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Puck Daddy, at the Olympics: It Was Like ‘A Roman Orgy’

The story arrived on my eyes like a first centerfold does to the adolescent away at summer camp — an “emergency” shipment of condoms was headed to Vancouver during the second week of the Olympics. This after 7,000 Olympians had … Continue reading

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Suddenly I Want To Grow a Mullet

You may have heard — in Pittsburgh last night, the hometown hero was anything but. Sidney Crosby, dagger driver into the hockey heart of America this past Sunday, was accorded a villian’s welcome at Mellon Arena before the Penguins’ 3-2 … Continue reading

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Almost 30 Million Sets of American Eyeballs on Hockey Yesterday

Steve Lepore of Puck the Media offers a compelling contextualization for the American viewership numbers for yesterday’s gold medal game:  You have to go all the way back to Lake Placid 30 years ago to find numbers better than yesterday’s … Continue reading

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