Category: The Capitals and Other Pond Stuff

On the Ice, Not Every Fight is a Good Fight

On the Ice, Not Every Fight is a Good Fight

| March 7, 2013 | Reply

I’m a hockey fan, despite the NHL’s efforts to drive me from the game. I like the speed of the game, the competitiveness of the league, the athleticism of the men who play the game, and the violence. Yes, you heard me. I like the violence in hockey. I like contact sports. When I was […]

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Watch the Capitals Tonight and See a Legend Make History

Watch the Capitals Tonight and See a Legend Make History

| October 22, 2011 | Reply

Here’s a good sports story for the weekend. Red Wings’ defenseman Niklas Lidstrom is a player of the type that comes along only once in a generation, if that. He is 41 years old, has been in the NHL for 20 seasons, still plays at an All-Star level, and tonight against My Beloved Capitals he […]

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I Still Believe in Miracles: 31 Years Ago

I Still Believe in Miracles: 31 Years Ago

| February 23, 2011 | 3 Replies

On February 22, 1980 — 31 years ago yesterday — this happened. I still get goosebumps and choke up just a little bit every time I year Al Michaels exclaim, “Do you believe in miracles?? YES!” What I did now know was that the only reason Michaels was there was because he was the only […]

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This Commercial Brings All the Christmas Joy

This Commercial Brings All the Christmas Joy

| December 21, 2010 | Reply

This may be my favorite Christmas commercial. I smile every time it comes on. It serves as a remind that it doesn’t necessarily matter how expensive or elaborate you gift is, so long as you deliver it right on target.

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Bruce Boudreau is a Stylish, Stylish Man

Bruce Boudreau is a Stylish, Stylish Man

| October 11, 2010 | 2 Replies

Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau comes off as a bit of a working-class schmo, but he does clean up pretty well. Dig the very fashionable grey suit/light grey shirt/pink patterned tie combo he sported during his team’s overtime win tonight (excellent game recap here) I definitely want a tie like that. Definitely. The man looks […]

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DC Isn’t a Hockey Town, But The Way Things are Going It Will Be…and Soon.

DC Isn’t a Hockey Town, But The Way Things are Going It Will Be…and Soon.

| October 11, 2010 | 3 Replies

The more I see from the Washington Capitals organization, the more I believe that every sports franchise should send its top dogs to Ted Leonsis to learn his ways. Here is the new video that fans at the Verizon Center get to see before each game. If you don’t see a self-fulfilling prophesy there, you’re […]

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And Athlete Said What?

And Athlete Said What?

| July 16, 2010 | Reply

Anyone who knows me more than casually (or follows my Twitter stream) knows that I am an avid Washington Capitals fan and that my favorite player who wears the Red and White is winger Brooks Laich. Not only is he a very good player whose production has increased every year, and a guy who will […]

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The Story of the Playoffs Began in Game Five

The Story of the Playoffs Began in Game Five

| May 15, 2010 | Reply

Forget the Canadiens beating the Capitals and the Penguins, the story of the Boston Bruins ruinous collapse will be the story of this year’s NHL playoffs. The pain Bruins fans are feeling today, after their team gave up a three-goal lead and then the game as Simon Gagne potted the game-winner late in the third […]

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Hockey Rules!

Hockey Rules!

| May 2, 2010 | 1 Reply

Forget the money, the hype, and the crushing playoff losses (Thanks Capitals!). Hockey is about passing along your winner’s dreams. You doubt? Tell me how many dreams are contained in this photo, via Greg Wyshynski’s Twitter feed. (Cross-posted at Liberty Pundits)

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Move Over, Chuck Norris and Dick Cheney. There’s a New Tough Man in Town.

Move Over, Chuck Norris and Dick Cheney. There’s a New Tough Man in Town.

| April 26, 2010 | Reply

This is Eric Belanger, a professional hockey player who, this year, is a member of my Beloved Washington Capitals. He is not this Eric Belanger,  beefcakey fashion model. No, our Eric Belanger is a tough man who would not be caught dead on a runway unless perhaps it was an airport runway and he was […]

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