21 April, 2014

Category Archives: Eric Fehr

Capitals Relished Intensity in Game 2′s Closing Moments

Nail-biting, heart-pounding hockey. And the Capitals relished it. The Capitals and Rangers fought long and hard, literally, Saturday afternoon, culminating in an overtime that saw Mike Green make the only successful shot past either team’s goalie all game. For those watching, the pressure hovered like a 7th man above the arena as the third period […]

Fehr Says Players Follow Fans’ Lead When It Comes to Rivalry Games

The Capitals-Penguins game today brings with it a twist on the question of who or what really feeds longtime rivalries in sports.

Yes, history plays a part. But in the annals of the Caps-Pens rivalry, there is the classic before Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin distinction. For many, knowledge of the rivalry is limited to the era of these two superstars. What preceded is far from mainstream knowledge in current NHL culture.

Newly acquired Capitals forward Joey Crabb, for example, was very up to date on the current rivalry, was aware of the Winter Classic matchup between the two, and has watched several games. But he had no idea, when growing up, of a Caps-Pens blood feud.

“That was a rivalry, eh?” he said. “I guess I’m not as big of a hockey fan as I thought.”

Ironically, a piece of that rivalry history is now standing behind the Capitals’ bench coaching Crabb and his teammates.

“I was part of it when I was here,” head coach Adam Oates reminded reporters after practice Saturday when fielding a Caps-Pens question.

It’s a feud Crosby himself talked about stretching back before his professional career in a 2007 conversation with OFB.

Three Keys to Avoid Capital Punishment

The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as is every NHL postseason, a treacherous hike. The Capitals would be in the Rockies if this was a race to cross the country, suffocating from lack of oxygen and preparedness. If this team is to regain their traction in this icy climb they need to follow my three keys […]

Mathieu Perreault Suffers Bloody Nose for Good Cause in Classic Win

It was, above all, an everyman’s Winter Classic in 2011. A game touted as Sid vs. Ovie was instead dominated by a player who had yet to truly find his offensive stride this year. Eric Fehr had only 13 points on the season coming into tonight’s game. But in the torrential downpour at Heinz Field, […]

Pucks ‘N Pipsqueaks

Last night the Capitals introduced a new event to their ever-expanding list of fan events: Sticks ‘n Sneakers. It’s Hockey ‘n Heels for the younger set. Membership in the Capitals Kids Club has quickly grown, and the Caps figured there would be interest in such an event. They were right; all 120 tickets for the event quickly sold out.

Matty Love from WaPost

He’s the story of Training Camp 2010 thus far, Mathieu Perreault, who’s in a highly competitive battle for an open center spot on this year’s Capitals’ roster. He’s auditioning against first-round draft picks, veteran free agents, and even a host of hockey observers in the media who to this day refuse to believe what Capitals’ […]

Day One of the 2010 Duchesne Cup

For fans of physically inclined style of hockey, Sunday’s opening Duschesne Cup scrimmage between groups B and C didn’t offer a great deal of glass-slamming action or open-ice thumping, but don’t try telling that to Tomas Fleischmann. Group C’s Trevor Bruess sent the Capitals’ center/left wing to the very bottom of the opposing players’ bench […]

Hey Tweeps, I’ve Got a New Deal!

Thursday was a memorable day in the annals of hockey and new media — Capitals right wing Eric Fehr chose to announce his new contract to the world first to his followers on Twitter.

Photo File: Capitals vs Penguins

Photo File from Capitals vs Penguins, March 24, 2010

The State of the Capitals’ Union, January 2010

Red Army, fellow Washington puckheads, late January again finds the Washington Capitals in an enviable competitive position: in first place — by a Grand Canyon chasm — in the Southeast division, but also first overall in the Eastern conference. And of late, establishing some separation from the rest of the East. The Capitals’ brand of […]