25 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: January 2010

Dudley Moore’s New 10: Caps 3 / Bolts 2

Here’s a primer for our younger readers who may not get the headline.

The First Big Deal

This just in from TSN: The Calgary Flames have shipped defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Fredrik Sjostrom, and prospect defenceman Keith Aulie to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forwards Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and defenceman Ian White. The kickoff of an active and notable pre-Olympic player swap spree . . . or […]

Chicago’s Burgeoning Suburban Backyard Rink Boom

Friday’s Chicago Tribune highlighted our favorite passion-hobby sprouting conspicuously across the suburbs of that great city — families taking to skating outdoors, in this case by erecting rinks in their backyards. “Years ago, backyard ice rinks seemed like a luxury for only the most die-hard hockey fans. But in recent years, it has become the […]

Greener Takes a Seat for 3 Games

It seems Mike Green will not be part of the Caps’ quest for their 10th consecutive win… The National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an incident that took place during NHL game #802 against the Florida Panthers on January 29.

A Call to Remedying Action for the Red Army

No prolonged setup needed for this tale of terror: Hershey Bears’ fan Jason Hartle, afflicted with cerebral palsy, attended a Bears’ game at Giant Center back in December, returned home that night in his specially equipped van, only to awaken the next morning and discover it stolen. Police in his community have informed Jason’s family […]

All This Winning Makes Me Want My Old MTV

I Love the ’80s! That’s where we are with our very winning hockey team here; forget about Members Only jackets, we’re now all the way back to Martha Quinn! Martha Quinn? Oh, yes, the siren of my very hormonally imbalanced adolescence. (And she had a lot to do with that.) Only the greatest, cutest MTV […]

On Cloud 9: Caps 4 / Cats 1

Single Bullet Theory

How long have goalies lodged water bottles atop their cages — at least 20 years now? And during that time we’ve come to distinguish exceptional marksmanship principally by a shooter’s ability to dislodge a netminder’s water bottle from its perch. But what do we think of a shooter who doesn’t merely displace a water bottle […]

100,000 for a Hockey Game? Maybe

Today brings word of an outdoor hockey game this December on the campus of the University of Michigan, between Red Berenson’s Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans on December 11, in the Big House. Capacity? 106,000-plus. You have to imagine that this game’s organizers are going to market like mad to try and get 100,000 fannies in the […]

Not Every Goal Needs to Be Pretty

Courtesy of WRC-TV, Lindsay Czarniak talks with Mike Knuble. View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video.