21 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: July 2007

Missing the Big Catch on TV

By pure coincidence I picked a marvel of a week to bring high definition television into my home: it’s “SharkWeek” on the Discovery Channel. 2007 marks the program’s 20th anniversary, and over the course of its two decades of mid-summer mayhem it’s matured into one of summer’s most must-see series, a festival of prime-time, often […]

Summer State of the Team – The Forwards

As Training Camp slowly (so slowly) approaches, we decided to take a quick look at some of the new faces, returnees, hopefuls and last-chancers that will be vying for a spot in the Caps’ forward corps. Battles at many slots are expected, and this may be one of the most competitive camp in Caps’ history. […]

Seabrook leaves Pioneers, becomes a Hitman

Defenseman Keith Seabrook, drafted by the Caps in 2006 (52nd overall), has decided to leave the Denver Pioneers to join Kelly Kisio’s Calgary Hitmen. The offensive blueliner will join Caps’ 2007 first round pick Karl Alzner in Calgary’s defensive corps. Seabrook, the younger brother of the Chicago Blackhawks Brent Seabrook, had completed his freshman season […]

Checking in with Steve Eminger

The Caps’ site has posted Mike Vogel’s excellent interview with defenceman Steve Eminger; check it out†here.

Caps Avoid Arbitration with Jurcina

The Washington Capitals have announced that they have re-signed defenseman Milan Jurcina to a two-year contract. In doing so, they have avoided the arbitration process which was to begin on Monday. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

College Hockey, Hollywood, and . . . Alabama?

What prompted this odd headline? Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt “Herb Brooks in Miracle” Russell and Goldie Hawn, has committed to play for the University of Alabama-Huntsville’s NCAA Division I program next year. 21-year-old Russell, a goaltender for the Brampton Capitals this past season in the Ontario Provincial Junior League, will experience quite the climate […]

New Puck Pad

My weekend has already started, but there’ll be little leisure to it: I’m moving, from one portion of Montgomery County to another. Gus is heading up from No. Va. very early Saturday morning in his van to help out. Normally, even in the company of a good friend, such a task is drudgery, but the […]

Sometimes Cheaters Do Prosper

Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated recently spoke with Brett Hull about hockey rulebreaking. Hull is a self-proclaimed cheater who proudly flaunted the NHL’s blade-curve restrictions; he also discusses other ways players have bent or broken the rules for a competitive advantage. While these transgressions pale when compared to performance-enhancing drugs and other woes currently plaguing […]

New Face on the Beat

OFB has learned of a new reporter assigned to the Washington Capitals. Lisa Hillary has joined Comcast SportsNet as an anchor/reporter. Lisa will serve as the primary reporter for the network’s Washington Capitals coverage. Along with her duties with the Capitals, she will be anchoring the network’s live daily news shows, SportsRise and SportsNite. Lisa […]

Laich Arbitration Decision

Per Mike Vogel on Dump and Chase, Brooks Laich will be paid $725,000.† It is a one-way deal.