Category Archives: Capitals – The Dark Years

Posts about Washington’s hockey team back when they wore black jerseys for some reason.

It’s broomball night in Arlington

Tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. there is broomball at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, Arlington. I think it is going on tomorrow night too. Last week it cost me $7 to play. It is worth noting that a broomball shootout would be an excellent way to settle La Coupe Hauxer.

Also, did you see the new washingtoncaps.com? The NHL has just adopted a league wide template for team sites and I have to say it is an improvement. The old site took too long to load.

Alex Ovechkin was a 1st team All-Star again too.

The new uniforms debut next week at the draft party, I’ll be there for it.

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D.C. teams and Richmond

Winning over RichmondTimes-Dispatch
A look from Richmond’s paper of record about what kind of marketing Washington teams are doing in Virginia’s capital. In short, the Redskins are very active down there while the Wizards are getting more active. The Capitals focus most of their out of town marketing on Baltimore, but have a little bit of history in Richmond. D.C. United has a friendly relationship with the Richmond Kickers. The Nationals want to expand their reach there seeing it as the “largest out of town source for fans.” In a more perfect world, they’ll be able to snag the city’s AAA team from Atlanta, but don’t count on it.

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It’s hockey afternoon in Washington!

Today is the last Capitals game of the season. It has been a long, frustrating one, but I’ll still be sorry to see it go. I’ll also be sorry to miss Japers Rink’s Happy Hour at Clydes. That looks like so much fun, but it conflicts with Easter plans. I’ll have to settle for reading all about it from Washington Hockey Daily.

Today, I will be in section 407, showing off my old school Caps sweater again. Joining me will be MC Hamme and my co-worker Fred, a Buffaslugs fan. So far, the Buffaslugs, the Prince of Wales trophy winners, own a 2-1 advantage over the Caps this season. They really don’t have much to play for while the Caps have pride on the line. A win or shootout loss will give the Capitals a higher point total than last season.

At least the weather has cooperated, right?

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It’s Broomball Night in Washington

I don’t have much hope for tonight’s Capitals vs. Pengyunz game. The Caps are simply too young and too hurt for me to get too excited about their prospects of winning. The flightless birds on the other hand have finally gotten all of their high draft picks (earned by half a decade of futility and the NHL rigging the draft) to play well and could clinch a playoff birth with a win and an Islanders loss. So, why get excited? The answer is simple BROOMBALL.

Every season, the local Penn State Alumni chapter takes on the Temple West Pitt alumni in a game of broomball. Apparently, at one time Pitt was considered a serious rival. Generally, my feeling to this non-rivalry is “meh” — they need us more than we need them, but tonight is an exception. I have been able to play in the last two matches (scoring both times) and am scheduled to tonight as well. I’m “wearing the C” too. So if you are a Penn Stater going to the game tonight, stick around afterwards and cheer us on.

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