18 April, 2014

So Where Are These Guys?

Hello All,

We’ve been on hiatus since the playoffs for a variety of reasons (including a few folks’ relocations to new cities). We’ll still be active via Twitter and β€” when the spirit moves one of us β€” post on the OFB site. But our days of game-by-game coverage are behind us. It’s been a fun seven years (!), and readers like you are the reason we’ve kept at it even this long.

Rest assured, we remain fervent supporters of our Washington Capitals, and appreciate all the opportunities this labor of love has provided. The Caps should be grateful to have the best fan base and blogging community in the NHL. We’ll still chime in now and then… we may not be writing regularly anymore, but our hearts remain with this team and its fans.

Let’s Go Caps!


The OFB Team



  1. morgan wrote:

    Why not recruit new ones for those that drifted away and keep the blog up to date?

    6 October, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Permalink
  2. penguin pete wrote:

    while the post-victory image of some highfalutin beer will not be missed, the finely crafted hockey entries certainly will.

    may your ponds always be frozen…

    7 October, 2013 at 8:54 am | Permalink
  3. OFB Recruiter wrote:

    Looks like Morgan has volunteered himself/herself.

    7 October, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink
  4. morgan wrote:

    Don’t bet on it.

    7 October, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink


    Was looking froward to a Cup of Joe ripping this team for having to come back against calgary when they nearly beat Chicago two nights before.

    7 October, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink
  6. Russ wrote:

    ’tis a sad day indeed for me. OFB has been a resource and friend (probably in opposite order). But as a wise man once wrote, “the point of the journey, is not to arrive.” And it’s been quite a journey. Cheers to you, OFB, as you head on down the road with fine beer in the cooler and good tunes to take you onward.

    8 October, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink
  7. Hockey_Gman wrote:

    I found this site years ago when I was totally frustrated with WP hockey coverage. Great insight and reporting on the Caps, and hockey in general. I have missed your posts and was wondering “where are these guys?” Best of luck. Go Bruins!

    10 October, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  8. ItsAllHockey wrote:

    Friend told me a couple of weeks ago about this BLOG and it was a must to follow. I’m sorry I missed it.

    14 October, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Permalink
  9. gs12 wrote:


    I’ve really enjoyed OFB, especially the management breakdown article last year, really shed alot of light and clarity on the Caps issues.

    Life is change, thanks for all the great hockey grist – stay thirsty my friends..

    24 October, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink
  10. BUZZKILL BOB wrote:

    It is going to be a long and happy regular season, filled with ups and downs, with an nice winter Olympics break in the middle. But the season will most likely end in our annual ritual of disappointment. don’t anyone get your hopes up until they make it into round 3 of the playoffs. Until then, we’ve seen all this too many times before.

    25 October, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Permalink
  11. Norm wrote:

    You’all got us started reading Washington Capitals blog sites, and we never would have realized how much informed and entertaining depth existed without your early efforts – thanks very much for helping the community get kick-started.

    30 November, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Permalink
  12. DOC wrote:

    So sorry to see all the Caps critics throw in the towel !!!!!!!!!!! I miss all the Big Expectations of the Caps Fans ,However we all knew that the Russian Captain was a Hoax from the start ….. For good hockey tune in for the Penquins they will always perform no matter what.

    Damn I miss bugging …Mike & Pucks……. but I heard it threw the Grape Vine that you have had enough of Failure on your End!!!!

    13 December, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Permalink