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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Strolling Down Memory Lane with an ’80s Icon

The Capitals last week announced the release of their first-ever ‘Best of’ collection of DVDs — a compilation of the 10 best games in team history. We’ll have a review of it for you tomorrow, but Ottawa’s visit to Verizon Center last night presented us an opportunity to try and chat with Senators’ General Manager Bryan […]

Boos Held at Bay, More Anxiety in Net

The topic of home crowd boos emerged over the past couple of days, particularly on local sports talk radio, as they were belched with some decibels during Sunday’s underwhelming effort against Calgary. And with just a couple of minutes left in Tuesday night’s first period, and the host Capitals already trailing the Ottawa Senators 3-1, […]

Rapidly Improved Team: D-I Newcomer RIT in the Frozen Four

RIT made its stunning run as a 4 seed by upending Denver and New Hampshire this past weekend, becoming just the fourth 4 seed to make it to the Frozen Four. Guess how students and supporters celebrated at a Rochester watering hole while watching the upsets? By eating free chicken wings.

More Record Numbers Piling Up in Hershey

The Hershey Bears on Sunday earned their 56th win on the season, leaving the Chocolate and White just one win short of tying the 1992-93 Binghamton Rangers for the most wins in a single season in AHL history. The Bears are an incredible 56-14-0-3 on the season, boasting a 25-point lead over second place Albany in the […]

Desperation Meets Disinterest, with Predictable Results

It was a dangerous and desperate Calgary Flames hockey club that visited Verizon Center Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, their league-leading hosts hoped to clinch, with but a single standings point, the Eastern Conference title. Translation: a mismatch of priority intensity. Still, it was stunning to see this Capitals club dominated as thoroughly as it was by […]

Green’s Giant Appearance

Today, Mike Green appeared at the Giant in Columbia, MD to promote Muscle Milk and sign autographs. He was scheduled to be there from 12-1 p.m., but was running late, according to his Tweets. OFB reader and Caps fan Angela sent us the following photos of the event, with explanations of each one. As she noted, “We arrived at a little after 10am, and there were already maybe 40 people ahead of us. The line quickly grew to wrap around the back of the building. I got the distinct impression that the good people of Giant Food had not anticipated the passion of the Red Army.”

Walton with Weber

Ron Weber recently traveled north to Giant Center for a Bears game. Weber joined John Walton in the booth during an intermission for a few minutes of great radio. We enjoyed two giants of hockey broadcasting sharing stories and laughs while celebrating the here and now of the best run organization in hockey. We hope […]

Hockey Olympians Still Forgotten at the White House

A little context, perhaps, for the violence and threats reported in the news this week directed at Washington lawmakers: recently the White House denied a request by Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni to honor the 1960 United States gold medal-winning Olympic hockey team at the people’s house, in this the 50th anniversary year of its […]

Coach Boudreau in Carolina

Observations ranging from John Carlson’s first goal, the sleepy start last night, lineup decisions, and more

Photo File: Capitals vs Penguins

Photo File from Capitals vs Penguins, March 24, 2010