Category Archives: Versus

Crash Course Indeed: Red Bull’s Crashed Ice

It’s the Winter Classic meeting the X Games, I guess, but it’s also sorta like racing down a bobsled or luge track in hockey skates: Red Bull’s Crashed Ice competition, which dates back about a decade but only recently came … Continue reading

Posted in Crashed Ice, Ice, Other sports, Versus | 5 Comments

Proposals To Enliven the Dullness That Is the NHL Draft

In the opening moments of Versus’ coverage of the NHL Entry Draft Friday night male viewers were treated to an appearance by, and interview of, lovely Alyssa Milano, celebrity puckhead of the first order. The interview was fun and illuminating … Continue reading

Posted in Gary Bettman, Media, National Hockey League, TV, Versus, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

A Novel OFB Interview: The Daily Line’s Jenn Sterger

Last week we received a really fun request from a producer at Versus: would we craft five questions to be asked of a popular on-air television personality, ‘The Daily Line’s’ Jenn Sterger? It’s the offseason, so why not have a little fun … Continue reading

Posted in Media, National Hockey League, OFB Interviews, TV, Versus, Video Clips | 7 Comments

Cup Check

Online Surveys & Market Research

Posted in Chicago Blackhawks, NHL playoffs, OFB Polls, Philadelphia Flyers, Versus, Video Clips | 2 Comments

On Goalies and the Widened Reddening of the Region

Jose Theodore may yet redeem himself this postseason — perhaps as early as tonight, in game 3 — but his getting yanked yet again before the Capitals could complete a playoff-opening homestand is a highpoint in the horror that has … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, John Carlson, Jose Theodore, Media, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Semyon Varlamov, TV, Versus, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments

A Tale of Two Logos

Eagle-eyed Chanuck just caught this error, courtesy of Versus. He remarked, “Now I really hate the Habs.”

Posted in Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Versus, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

A Fine Sendoff to Mellon Arena

Controversy arrived very late in last night’s 6-3 Capitals’ triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the final regular season contest between these teams in the Igloo. With just two-tenths of a second left in the game, Bruce Boudreau chose not to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Jeff Schultz, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, TV, Versus, Washington Capitals | 12 Comments

DirecTV vs. Versus

If you’re a DirecTV subscriber like I am, the photo to the right is what’s currently on the channel where Versus used to be. Petty? Juvenile? Yes. Who’s to blame? I don’t care. Continue reading

Posted in Media, National Hockey League, NHL, TV, Versus, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

From One Fan to Another: Fighting and the NHL

The yearly debate has started up again: should the NHL outlaw fighting? Every year after the All-Star break, the debate on whether or not fighting has a place in the game starts. Some pundits think fighting has always had a place in the game and others question whether or not it endangers players. The question, however, shouldn’t be ‘should fighting be outlawed’ but rather, ‘who should be able to fight?’ Continue reading

Posted in National Hockey League, NHL, Versus | Tagged | 13 Comments

A Homecoming Spoiled – Caps 4 / Lightning 2

Posted in 2 Points, Tampa Bay Lightning, Versus, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments