16 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: June 2011

Caps Like Laich

Per the official press release: The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Brooks Laich to a six-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to have Brooks Laich continue his career as a Washington Capital,” said […]

Standing Up to Rock the Red

Remember in March when the Capitals announced that they were selling Standing Room Only (SRO) season tickets for next season? Well, I know someone who actually bought some.

The Secret to Jacques’ Success

Lucy Neatby is a Canadian knitter and writer, and produces a monthly newsletter. Her latest one included this nugget:

Knitting Tip
Do it daily and have fun!

Really, knitting is therapeutic for you. Here in Canada one of our most famous hockey goalies regularly used it to relieve stress before and after major games, and he had such a record of wins that people took notice. Its effects on the body and mind are not unlike those of meditation, but as a bonus you get a product to show for it. Knitting is a powerful form of re-creation and creation, all in one. So be good to yourself: knit.

Kolzig Returns to Caps

Per the Washington Captials press release: ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have hired former Capital Olie Kolzig as associate goaltender coach, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Dave Prior will return to his role as director of goaltending and NHL goaltender coach. “We are excited to add a familiar face to […]

Stanley Cup Fever in Fredericksburg, Virginia

We spied the Stanley Cup in Fredericksburg, Virginia. These local Bruins fans are hoping for some more home ice magic tonight to force game 7.

Live on Letterman – Neal Peart

Miracle Medal Up For Auction

Want to own a piece of the Miracle on Ice? Well, if you have a pile of cash and an appreciation for Schadenfreude, you can own the Silver Medal awarded to Vladimir Myshkin, the Soviet netminder who relieved Vladislav Tretiak in the biggest upset in hockey history.

Seeking Help from Above

I’m a big fan of photo-ops that illustrate the impressive broadening of Washington’s passion for pucks. This particular image also seems to invite the discussion: Should we trouble a busy God these days with our postseason puck distress? Of course not. There are at least 5,000 matters more important before Him — wars and famine, […]

Bettman’s Southern Chickens, Coming Home To Roost

I want hockey, at its highest level, hosted only where it is loved — not where it’s the whim marketing experiment of an expansion-impulsive commissioner, but rather where it’s loved. It has to be this way, because hockey will ever encounter regional biases and prejudices and durable conflicts of culture; it is at its essence […]