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Monthly Archives: April 2007

No Surprise: We Need Hedge Clippers for the Hair of Our Hockey Foes in Round 2

In a spring-summer of change in hockey Washington, it’s fitting that one thing remains the same: Caps vs. Pens in a postseason — taking the shape of a showdown affiliation style. The Hershey Bears and the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins met in the East Division finals last May, and beginning this Wednesday night at Giant Center, […]

Knee-Jerks: Playoffs, 4/28 & 4/29

Some tight-checking, defensive hockey over the weekend, including the rise of a player I’ve never been a particular fan of. Say what you want about his diving and his off-ice antics, but Sean Avery has been playing excellent hockey for the New York Rangers, in many cases being their best player on a given night. […]

Calder Cup Bracket Update — 30 April 2007

The March of the Mini-Mullets: Bears Announce 2nd Round Dates

The Hershey Bears have announced their second-round playoff dates with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. GAME 1: Wednesday, May 2, 7pm – W-B/Scranton at Hershey GAME 2: Friday, May 4, 7pm – W-B/Scranton at Hershey GAME 3: Saturday, May 5, 7pm – Hershey at W-B/Scranton GAME 4: Wednesday, May 9, 7pm – Hershey at W-B/Scranton GAME 5: […]

Team USA Weekend Recap

Team USA defeated Belarus 5-1 today. Capitals’ and Team USA captain Chris Clark scored in his 3rd straight game and finished with 1 goal and 1 assist. Team USA started the week with their lone exhibition game on Wednesday against Sweden in Stockholm. Clark had a goal and Brian Pothier with an assist as Team […]

Bloggers' Reward

OFB has regular readers and regular readers who regularly post comments. We appreciate both. Commonly comments posted here are of the intelligently reflective sort, even when we spiritedly disagree with their conclusions. This exchange is important; it’s a regular reminder that this medium is communal in its conception and in its sustenance, and as such, […]

Change Is Coming, Including . . . Ice Girls?

Change is coming this summer, and we know the team will be returning to red, white, and blue when they make the move to the new “uniform system.” What other changes are coming? Ice Girls? Back in January, Ted Leonsis attended a Caps game at Tampa and was impressed by the game-day atmosphere, and he […]

Ovie in High Fashion at the Worlds

The Summer Of Change Nears

The most important summer in recent Washington Capitals history is nearly upon us. Nearly, but not yet, and in the meantime we sate our hockey jones with the Stanley Cup playoffs. For the third straight season a Caps-less playoffs, but in this coming off-season, we all hope the youth-to-veteran and skill-to-grit mixtures are concocted precisely, […]

A Snapshot of the Sickness

A few years ago Jason La Canfora was the Washington Capitals’ beat reporter for the Washington Post; for the past couple of years he’s covered the Redskins. That of course is the meat ticket for sportswriters at that paper. I wouldn’t be surprised if it paid more than the Pentagon beat. Back when La Canfora […]