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Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Second-Period Stampede

How cool would it be to be an Ovechkin-sweatered Capitals’ supporter, ticketed to a Hockey Night in Canada affair between the Caps and a Great White North club way far away from D.C., and to be standing in a beer line just moments after the Gr8 has broken Canuck hearts in the building with jaw-dropping […]

Burning the Midnight Oil, Caps Extinguish Flames: Caps 7 / Flames 2

Big Joe, Making Big Gains on the Farm

Hershey Bears’ man about all manner of communications, John Walton, has penned a terrific read on Joe Finley for the AHL’s web site. On another quality Bears’ club Big Joe, who serves as a part-time OFB correspondent, has skated a +3 in four games this season, adding 10 PIMs for ornery measure, and even partnered […]

Keeping Up with the Bears

If you follow the Patriot News’ Tim Leone on his Twitter account, you can learn of weekly online chats he hosts for Hershey Bears’ fans. One such chat took place yesterday. The veteran Bears’ beat reporter, and Gabby co-author, brings mirth and candor and keen insight to the endeavor. It’s a great opportunity for Hershey’s […]

In the Upper Heartland, a House of Horror

Minnesota’s supposed to be the land of 10,000 lakes, not swamps, but every time the Caps visit Excel Energy Center their offense goes into a quagmire. Six games now in this house of horrors and six defeats to show for it, but the most striking stat about the visits: a grand total of seven goals […]

The Winter Classic Hosts Unveil Their Party Garb

The Penguins today rolled out their look for the Winter Classic at Heinz Field on New Years Day. Here it is: My take: it’s a huge improvement over what the Pens wore in the very first Winter Classic in 2008 — that godforsaken pure powder/Carolina blue girlie garb. Effete blue, though, looks OK in moderation […]

Say Hello to Sixty Minutes of Quality Road Hockey

If you Tivo-ed last night’s 3-0 whitewashing of the Hurricanes in their home opener, hold onto it for a while. How elusive have three quality periods, stitched together in a single evening, proven for this hockey club since the start of last season? It wasn’t a game of precision offensive flow and flair — in […]

Neuvirth Pitches First NHL Shutout: Caps 3/ Canes 0

Schadeunfreude in Sopranos-land

To be fair, the New Jersey Devils own nothing in the way of the postseason pantheon of torment against the Caps as do a couple of their Atlantic Division brethren. Really, you have to go back to the late ’80s to find a springtime torment they’ve authored against our guys. The teams first met in […]

The Mechanics of a Callup

There’s an apartment in the D.C. area for Hershey callups where they can stay when they get summoned.