25 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween from OFB

Thanks to OFB reader Addison Huber for passing along the impressive seasonal artwork.

More Third Period Angst, or Just a Tough and Determined Adversary?

Two OFB readers last night left us critical comment feedback from last night’s 4-3 Caps’ triumph in Atlanta, one reader chastising the visitors for playing heart-challenged “keep-away” during last night’s third period and the other accusing the guests of “lolly-gagging around” in the final frame. I don’t think either critique unfair, or without merit, but I’m going to offer a third vantage: the John Anderson Thrashers play a brand of never-say-die hockey deeply emblematic of the head coach’s philosophy.

A Six Pack of Wins: Caps 4 / Thrash 3

Bloggers in Versus Air Space

About a week ago we got a fun and flattering request from the NHL’s American broadcast partner, Versus: to participate in a podcast interview of Mike Green. Versus wanted five questions for Mike from us. Yesterday, we dialed in at the appointed hour and were able to ask Mike all five of our questions.

Washington Redskins General Manager George McPhee?

Here is an amusing question and answer from today’s chat with Washington Post Washington Post sports columnist Thomas Boswell:

Who Says DC Has No Hockey History?

Astute reader Chris Lewton submitted this wonderful find from the District Department of Transportation archives. DDOT (or “d.” as the department cleverly self-branded) has posted a series of photos showing streetcars in D.C., including this gem from 1943 advertising an Ice Hockey showdown of Washington vs. Hershey.

America's Hockey Team?

Last night’s Caps-Flyers’ game was the most-watched hockey game of the season on the league’s American cable broadcast partner: 348,000 households. The actual number of viewers is higher, and that data is expected to arrive at some point on Thursday. Now consider this: the second-best ratings draw for Versus’ hockey broadcasts this season was the […]

Are You Sure He's Not From Buffalo?

Yesterday’s post on “My Very Worst Date” was an especially unfortunate one, as our own Capitals were indirectly involved.

5 In A Row: Caps 4 / Flyers 2

Better late than never, eh?

Down 2-0 to a Bitter Foe, Killer Resolve Is Required to Battle Back and Triumph

High up in Verizon Center Tuesday night I felt as if I had a guardian angel-devil on my shoulder, named Killer, monitoring with me the matchup with one of the Caps’ fiercest rivals. In big games against our most hated enemies, when the breaks aren’t going our way, often I think back to Capitals’ heroics […]