20 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: November 2007

"I always get up… That's what a captain does."

Quintin Call Up – Official Word

Per the official press release: ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have recalled left wing Quintin Laing from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Laing will join the Capitals in Carolina and will be poised to make his Capitals debut wearing No. 53 […]

Kids Day at the Booth

I may be the only Caps blogger with a kid (two now, actually), at least for now. My four year old is really starting to get into hockey now. He’s accompanied Mrs. Gustafsson and me to several games this year. His favorite activity is skating — ok, running — around the upper concourse with his […]

Quintin Call Up

According to the Patriot-News, the Capitals have called up winger Quintin Laing to help fill in the holes created by the injuries to Chris Clark and Boyd Gordon.

Boudreau on the John Thompson Show

Interim Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau was a guest on yesterday’s John Thompson Show on SportsTalk980. Topics discussed were: The death of Sean Taylor. Coaching in the NHL. Approaching the game. No “X” in Boudreau. The task at hand vs. Florida Who is the Undertaker? You can listen to the the interview here.

Knee-jerks and Notes: Florida, 11/28

It was an exciting night up in the press box, as the producers for “Hockey Night In Canada” were interviewing bloggers for an upcoming segment. (CBC’s Elliotte Friedman, who also writes a blog, did the actual questioning.) A View from the Cheap Seats, Off Wing Opinion, Japers’ Rink, DC SportsBox, and Abel to Yzerman were […]

Slow Motion Struggles on a Sheet of Slop

Let’s stipulate that by virtue of being a distinctly busy, multi-use venue — home to the Hoyas, Wizards, Mystics, Caps, an annual horse show, various figure skating events, scores of concerts — the Verizon Center is metaphysically prohibited from achieving a sheet of ice quality enough to rank in the NHL’s top third. Due merely […]

From the Vault of WaPost's True Colors, Exhibit no. 106

During a standard, weekly online chat with readers yesterday Washington Post columnist/ESPN personality/general big media blowhard Michael Wilbon fielded questions on the minds of some Washington sports fans. As you might imagine, the news of the Sean Taylor shooting was of paramount interest and concern. But there were queries also on the Wizards, college football, […]

Knee-jerks and Notes: Buffalo, 11/27

It’s becoming plainly obvious that Verizon Center is home to the worst sheet of ice in the entire NHL. This was Mike Vogel’s question to Tom Poti in the Caps’ locker room after†Monday night’s†game: “In the second period it looked like you were playing ball hockey out there.” This was Poti’s reply: “That’s how it […]

Sarcasm, Thy Name Is Onion

A wonderful blurb from The Onion regarding the National Hockey League’s savior, Mr. Crosby: PITTSBURGH–After a decades-long decline in fan interest that reached its nadir with the loss of an entire season to labor strife, the National Hockey League was rescued by the efforts of reigning MVP Sidney Crosby, whose goal and two assists against […]