19 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: November 2010

Out with More Soft, in with More Grit

In mane and meanness, defenseman Scott Hannan — acquired by the Caps today from Colorado for Tomas Fleischmann — bears decent resemblance to former Caps’ rearguard Brendan Witt. No few observers in hockey the past couple of years have believed that the Caps have lacked a Witt-type presence on the back end. Today’s deal addresses […]

OFB TV: A Holiday Season Visit with Greg Wyshynski

After Sunday night’s overtime triumph over the ‘Canes, we had a chance to visit with hockey blogger royalty in the form of Greg Wyshynski, aka Puck Daddy, of Yahoo Sports. It was a ripe time to ask Greg to reflect about the emerging best-in-the-game status of Tampa’s Steven Stamkos, the buildup to the 2011 Winter […]

Caps Weather the Storm: Caps 3 / Canes 2 – SO

Holiday Hockey Talk on the 106.7 Fan

We began our holidays with a visit back on 106.7 the Fan, with studio Santas Danny Rouhier, Grant Paulson, and Bill Rohland, to chat the Caps’ return to winning ways, our big gig on New Years Day, and the play of particular Caps’ players over the course of the first quarter of the season. John […]

Mr. Hat Trick Strikes Again Against Tampa

Alexander Semin certainly seems to have the Lightning’s number this year. In two games he has six goals against them and last night he scored his three in just over four minutes. It took his goal total of the year to 17 and also gave him his third hat trick of the season. He scored the fastest natural hat trick in the NHL since Bobby Ryan did it in 2:21 in Jan., 2009.

Hats Off for the Shutout: Caps 6 / Bolts 0

Giving Thanks for Being in the Nation’s Hockey Capital

In the spirit of the season, I offer a list of 10 things I’m thankful for while commissioned in the Red Army this fall. (10) The Moxie of Matt Hendricks. The longshot training camp candidate won a checking line center’s job with solid play and especially an ethos of holding Caps’ opponents accountable for their […]

Caps Picked Up Their Socks: Caps 3 / Canes 2

D.C. Sports Bog post on having to “pick up their socks”.

NHL Store’s Terrible (Towel), And Black Friday Caps Sales

Check out the Washington Capitals’ Winter Classic gear in the NHL’s online store (or click here). What’s one of the first “Capitals” items available? That’s right: a Winter Classic Terrible Towel.

Let’s hope the NHL recategorizes the Terrible Towel as a Pittsburgh, not Washington, Winter Classic item, eh? After all, it says “A Pittsburgh Original” right there on the rag.

Dishonoring the Crest

We all have bad days at the office. Occasionally, we all have really bad days at the office. You know the ones — things start going wrong at 8:45, improve none over the course of the morning, lunch hour mercifully arrives to deliver a reprieve, and then things actually manage to get worse in the […]