Category Archives: Winter Classic 2011

The Wait Is Over: 24/7 on DVD

HBO’s highly-anticipated release of 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic on DVD is finally here. OFB received an advance copy, which we were pleased to review. Continue reading

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An Exchange with the Red Wings Blogosphere

In the interest of hockey, making fun of ourselves, and just promoting good diplomatic relations up north, OFB was pretty stoked when one of Detroit’s hockey blogs, The Production Line, reached out last week and suggested doing a Q&A between … Continue reading

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Posted in Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, detroit red wings, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic, Winter Classic 2011 | 4 Comments

February 6, 2011: Washington’s Super Bowl of Schadenfreude

I’m declaring February 6 a new and permanent holiday, unique to Washington: Shit the Bed Sunday by the ‘Burghers. Or, the Super Bowl of Schadenfreude. Let us have commemorative flags for all our autos — black and gold in color, … Continue reading

Posted in Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Other sports, Pittsburgh Penguins, Schadenfreude, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 2 Comments

Lacking in an Honorable Ending

Sunday afternoon’s game showed exactly why the Penguins-Capitals rivalry is not only one of the very best in hockey but one of the best in all of sports right now. There was blood, big hits, players — including the Gr8 … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dave Steckel, Frontier justice, National Hockey League, Old Time Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 5 Comments

OFB TV: Turn Back the Clock Night Brings Similar Results

On Tuesday night the Capitals played in their retro jerseys to commemorate one time Cap, Dino Ciccarelli. While the team jumped out strong in the first period, turning back the clock still led to similar results in the form of a 3-2 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens. John Keeley is joined by Sky Kerstein of 106.7 The Fan to discuss the game. Continue reading

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‘Saturday Night Caps’ Blogger Insights

This past Saturday night I joined Off Wing Opinion’s Eric McErlain, Comcast Sportsnet’s hockey blogger Ben Raby, and veteran Capitals’ radio reporter Jonathon Warner in studio for Federal News Radio’s ‘Saturday Night Caps.’ Federal News Radio is the flagship station … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Ben Raby, Comcast SportsNet, Eric McErlain, Federal News Radio, HBO's 24/7, hockey blogging, Jonathan Warner, Media, OFB, Radio, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Winter Classic 2011 | Leave a comment

In a Season of High Hopes, Instead We Have High Crimes and Misdemeanors

A political bumper sticker of some years back read, ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.’ “Outrage” by local hockey fans may be too strong a term to apply with respect to the 2010-11 Washington Capitals in this most … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Jeff Schultz, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL All Star Game, NHL Trades, Pittsburgh Penguins, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, The Red Army, Tom Poti, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Winter Classic 2011 | 18 Comments

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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Bloggers’ Concluding Winter Classic 2011 Notebook

More than 500 members of the media representing more than 125 outlets descended upon Pittsburgh for the Winter Classic last weekend; we were fortunate enough to be included among them. This was a monumental moment in Washington Capitals history, and … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Hartford Whalers, hockey blogging, Media, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Pittsburgh Penguins, Quebec Nordiques, Quebec the Very Serious Hockey Town, Southeast Division, Ted Leonsis, The Great Old Patrick Division, The Red Army, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 2 Comments

CouchSurfing the Winter Classic Weekend

Driving up to Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon was like driving 75 miles per hour down 7th Street. Mile upon mile of Capital clad cars honking “Let’s Go Caps!” amped the expectations of my brother and me for what we already … Continue reading

Posted in Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens, National Hockey League, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 1 Comment