As I have mentioned elsewhere, there tends to be two kinds of fans rooting for their favorite team in the playoffs when that team loses. One type hopes the team they lost to wins the Championship The reason is that a case could be made that their team, their favorite team, which lost to the […]
Entries Tagged as 'hockey'
<the Caps Road Crew asked those of us who had been present when Alex Ovechkin was drafted to write up a few thoughts from our time at the draft, this is what I sent to them> Those who know me are aware that I have been a Washington Capitals hockey fan for a long time. […]
February 15th, 2014 · No Comments · baseball, hockey, politics, popular culture
One of my now favorite sports writers for the Washington Post, Tracee Hamilton, wrote a column today, Olympic hockey rules for overtime and shootouts, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/olympics/wp/2014/02/15/olympic-hockey-rules-for-overtime-and-shootouts/. This followed the dramatic eight round shoot-out, technically in International Hockey referred to as Game Winning Shots (GWS), where the U.S. beat Russia in a preliminary round game in hockey 3-2.
February 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · amarc, hockey, sports
Perhaps it is only because we do not host or go to any Superbowl parties. However, we are here today with my annual not-watching the Superbowl game day. My normal activity for the day is to go to a Washington Capitals game, they typically play early on the day the Superbowl is held and today […]
March 15th, 2013 · No Comments · amarc, baseball, government, hockey, mobility, washington nationals
It is always great fun coming to Nationals Spring Training. For those of you who have never done so, I would recommend it (either for the Nationals if that is your favorite baseball team, or for whichever team is). The weather is pretty nice, especially the further north you live, the pace is informal, the […]
January 13th, 2013 · No Comments · hockey
So I am happy to report for those who do not know (and for the vast majority who do not care) that the National Hockey League (NHL) will in fact have a hockey season for 2012-13. Well, 2013 anyway, consisting of 48 games, 24 at home. The article about the Capitals schedule is here, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capitals-insider/wp/2013/01/12/capitals-schedule-released/. […]
December 30th, 2012 · No Comments · baseball, hockey
I wrote about the Hockey Lockout earlier this month, http://www.ourownlittlecorner.com/2012/12/08/my-two-cents-about-the-hockey-lockout/. Sadly the lockout continues though there are some signs that it may be finally coming to an end. It seems to me that the fundamental problem with the NHL is that the owners have not come to terms with the economic realities of modern professional […]
December 8th, 2012 · No Comments · baseball, hockey
My spectator sports life normally has symmetry about it. Six months of the year I care about the Washington Nationals and six months of the year I care about the Washington Capitals. While I notice that Washington has a professional basketball team and have flung in my face that it has a professional football team, […]
January 19th, 2010 · No Comments · hockey
This last weekend Ellen acquiesced to my winter hockey obsession. We spent Saturday in Hershey PA. That night we saw the Hershey Bears, http://www.hersheybears.com/, wallop the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins 7-2. And we then returned to Washington Sunday in time to watch the Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3.
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December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · government 2.0, government business, hockey, international
So the first part of my time in Brasilia is finished, the two day conference on eGovernment. I did my presentation earlier today, here is the updated version modified with suggestions from my last blog entry and tweet: International Experiences with Integrated Services – United States