24 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: December 2009

Colleague Lost

Today’s merriment and celebration is tempered greatly by a sad reality in Washington sports media: today marks the final edition of the Washington Times as Washingtonians have come to know it for the better part of of 30 years. The entire sports department at the paper has been pink-slipped. It was a development whose impact […]

Caps’ Fan to Kneeling, Proposing Sabres’ Fan: “I Do”

David Stearns, 25, a native of Buffalo and to this day a proud Buffalo Sabres’ fan, was not quite prepared for the fate that confronted him last June, at an NHL Awards watch party co-hosted in town by hockey bloggers Greg Wyshynski and Jon Press. It was there that he was introduced by a friend […]

Alex Ovechkin In Jeopardy

“Watch me light up the scoreboard like Alex Ovechkin on Jeopardy!”

We’re Chatting Yanks’ Hockey at OFB Today

Spiritually and psychologically, today is a national holiday in Canada — the day that the Canadian Olympic hockey roster is announced. No disrespect to my cousins to the North, and good luck of course to Greener, but I’m not all hot and bothered by the news. It’s kind of like Hugh Heffner convening a presser […]

Virginia License Plate Update

OFB reader Scott from Maryland provided us the following picture of his ride as possible inspiration for Virginian to order Capitals branded license plates. We’re not sure where you get his VW Golf model, perhaps it was made in Russia. Last week, the Caps stated that 24 more applications were needed to establish the Washington […]

Trade Winds, Portending a Mid-Winter Gale?

There’s a special buzz-charge in a building on a game night when a big deal has gone down earlier in the day by the host club, but Monday’s game against Southeast basement dweller Carolina lost its buzz early. Jose Theodore, last seen smashing his stick at Kettler last weekend in being-benched-again frustration, returned to the […]

Better Living Through Chemistry

Chemistry can be a fickle mistress. The Washington Capitals were Exhibit A tonight, turning in one of their worst first periods in a very long time and a messy game overall.

The trade of Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina to Columbus caught the players — even those involved in the trade — by surprise, and the team were not in sync when the puck dropped against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Clark & Jurcina fitted for Blue Jackets

TSN’s Bob McKenzie is reporting that Milan Jurcina has been traded to Columbus. Details to follow. Update: Elliotte Friedman is now reporting that the full trade is Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina for Jason Chimera. Corey Masisak reports that a Caps team official confirms the reports of Clark and Jurcina for Chimera. Here is the […]

Cowboys vs. Capitals on NBC

The Cowboys’ shutout of the ‘Skins during last night’s Sunday Night Football on NBC provided a number of Capitals references. Here are some tweets along those lines, via @nateewell: and this one via @Emfrank123: and another via @Gunaxin:

The Capitals and Alexander Semin Defer Judgment Day

Far sooner than I expected, the Capitals and Team Semin came to a contract agreement. I was of the opinion that Semin and his agent Mark Gandler would use the player’s performance in the second half of this season, and most especially this next NHL postseason, to try and leverage a hefty pay raise from […]