Tag Archives: Pittsburgh Penguins

John Carlson Explains the Weirdest Goal Ever; And Where to Start With the Caps?

Just dump the puck in. That’s what Capitals defenseman John Carlson was thinking when he sent it into the Pens’ zone in the second period and headed for the bench. It had been a long shift, and he was just … Continue reading

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Winter Classic Sweater Is Caps’ “New” Third Jersey

The Washington Capitals will revel in retro this season: 16 away games will have the Caps in white throwback jerseys, with red pants and white helmets.

Per the Caps’ press release, here are the opponents who will see the old-school look… one can only hope that those teams with throwback sweaters of their own will follow suit (apologies for the pun). It would be great to see the Devils in their old pizza-box unis, the Habs rocking the stripes, and so cool if the Jets break out their original kit. Continue reading

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Confirmed: No Blu-Ray For 24/7 Penguins Capitals

For those of you who were holding off pre-ordering HBO’s “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” to see if HBO was going to announce a Blu-Ray version (as I was), wait no longer: HBO will be releasing Pens/Caps on DVD only.

HBO’s Sports Media Relations department confirmed that no Blu-Ray version is planned; they also pointed out that “this [will be] the first time a ’24/7′ has ever been available for purchase.” In other words, baby steps. Continue reading

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Welcome to Bitterburgh

Need a job? There’s an opening in Pittsburgh, according to this Craigslist ad. Continue reading

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There’s Something About Pittsburgh, Apparently

What is it about the Pittsburgh Penguins that encourages their players to flagrantly attempt to injure others? In hockey, elbows fly. Sticks jab. Shoulders crush. It’s a brutal game we love, and that’s as it should be. But no one should so blatantly intend to injure their opponents—for while all may be fair in love and war, anyone elevating professional sports to that level is deluded. Continue reading

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Hard Hat-Wearing Brads Turns the Tide

Bradley fights against Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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A Classic Ornament

I choose to remain optimistic that the Classic will not only happen, but be a great event. Hence this ornament on our tree (I got mine on the Amazon Marketplace). Continue reading

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NHL’s Countdown to the Classic Begins

December is here—and the NHL has released its Countdown to the Classic month-long schedule of Classic-related events.

Of note are the four official broadcast dates for HBO’s “24/7” series, as well as intriguing NHL.com coverage of the building of the rink (time-lapse video, interactive features, etc.). Read on for much, much more: Continue reading

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NHL Store’s Terrible (Towel), And Black Friday Caps Sales

Check out the Washington Capitals’ Winter Classic gear in the NHL’s online store (or click here). What’s one of the first “Capitals” items available? That’s right: a Winter Classic Terrible Towel.

Let’s hope the NHL recategorizes the Terrible Towel as a Pittsburgh, not Washington, Winter Classic item, eh? After all, it says “A Pittsburgh Original” right there on the rag. Continue reading

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26 Letters’ Worth of NHL Preview

DJ Gallo turns his entertainingly-snarky keyboard toward the hockey today, with his A-Z preview of the 2010-11 NHL Season. Included are several Capitals-related blurbs, such as: Continue reading

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