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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dateline, Muskegon: Where the Ascendancy of American Hockey Continues

It isn’t a particularly bad time for American hockey fans to stop and smell the roses a bit. Consider the unexpected silver medal performance by the Americans at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, which for most portend another serious medal challenge in four years’ time. And few moments for hockey-loving Yanks were as stirring as […]

The Summer of Fat Albert Brings Bad News for the Hockey Beat

At the very top of the hockey media hierarchy here there have been ominous departures this summer — Tarik El Bashir is pursuing new beats within the Post’s sports department, ones which won’t require anywhere near the travel commitments the hockey beat does, while Lisa Hillary is bolting to cover the Flyers for Comcast in […]

Mike Green Colors, Talks Upcoming Season

It wasn’t where a first-team NHL all-star had to be on a Saturday morning, but Mike Green was game for washing toilets, hanging posters, and coloring at Powell Elementary school in D.C. as part of the city-wide DCPS Beautification Day. Though many athletes chose to give back to their communities, Green’s involvement in D.C. earned […]

Movie Trailers Inception Style

One of the latest fads on YouTube is mashing up the music and/or the dialog from the Inception movie trailer with scenes from other movies to make a new tralier for that movie. Like these for Caddyshack, Star Wars, Toy Story 3, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. But after this one, we stopped […]

Willie Mitchell Rocks Kettler With Presence

It was the hit of the season last term, even if it came a little bit early on. You may remember this pretty entertaining hockey clip was distributed over the web at the beginning of last season. If you enjoyed that then you might also get a tingling sensation knowing Willie Mitchell was at Kettler […]

Discovery Above 12,000 Feet Elevation: The Beautiful Blue Who Should Be Skated

I have seen hockey’s Heaven on Earth, just barely on Earth, and it’s a basin-oasis of blue in a barren land of rugged granite gray nestled within a glacier at about 14,000 feet of Rocky Mountain elevation. It’s too striking to be a mere mountain pond, too modest in acreage to be a great lake. […]

A Hockey Toast To Elvis

33 years ago today, Elvis Presley died in Graceland. Well here’s our little tribute to The King: a few of the table cards my wife and I made for our wedding, mixing her love of Elvis with, of course, hockey.

Rather than just table numbers, each guest card assigned you to a table by naming its penalty, as in “Joan Smith / Elbowing.” A few women at the “Hooking” table got a particularly wry chuckle out of the idea.

Anyway, as fans around the world pay their respects, cue up an Elvis song on your iPod today and enjoy.

A Former Redskin Picks Ovechkin Over McNabb

We mentioned this on Twitter yesterday, but Thursday’s Washington Post Live had a great round table session on which DC area athlete is the Most Valuable? This stemmed from a discussion that Mike Wise has had on 106.7 The Fan. Mike Wise picks Donovan McNabb. Former Washington Redskin Rick “Doc” Walker picks Ovechkin “hands down” […]

Verizon Center Gets Free Wi-Fi Access

Good news over at Ted’s Take for fans of the Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics:

We have installed free, unrestricted wireless Internet access at Verizon Center, and it’s currently available for Mystics games and will be available for the upcoming Capitals and Wizards seasons. Our new FanAccess Wi-Fi network allows fans with wireless devises the ability to connect to the web from their seats.

This move is a leap forward for fans’ connectivity during games—both for incoming information and for sharing observations directly from the event.

Remedying Roadtrip for Two Healing Hockey Hearts

My final fond memory of the 2009-10 hockey season: being seated in Bar Louie, hard by Verizon Center, and taking in the optimism-infusing action of Caps-Habs game 4 with my pal Stephen Pepper, the maestro of Japers’ Rink radio. The beer tasted especially sweet that night. Pepper, a transplanted New Yorker, was in D.C. on […]