The Washington Capitals made their seemingly traditional first round exit on Monday and while that is still being discussed (remember, D.C. isn’t a hockey town at all) I’m post, for posterity, recent coverage of rink side broadcaster, Smokin’ Al Koken. Dan Steinberg has been profiling Koken, who was “present at the creation” of the Caps, [...]
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The Washington Capitals season came to an abrupt halt (Japers Rink) in game 7 of the 1st round of the playoffs as they were dominated by the New York Rangers, 5-0. It was a brutal end to a strange season that started late due to a lock-out that team owner Ted Leonsis was reportedly [...]
Friday, it all started out well with the Washington Nationals taking game 1 of the weekend series over the Chicago Cubs 7-2 (mlb.com video) and the Washington Capitals taking game 5 over the New York Rangers, 2-1 (nhl.com video).
The good times would only last until Saturday’s fifth inning, when, after dominating, Stephen Strasburg came completely [...]
Get the remote control handy — the Washington Capitals begin their Stanley Cup run tonight and they are totally going to get it this time. First off, they have to get past the New York Rangers which they have done in 2009 and 2011, but not in 2012. Vengeance for last year’s elimination is [...]
Tuesday saw two instances of mishaps befalling the opponents of D.C. teams. First, the Winnipeg Jets:
Ha. RT @rickralphtsn Fire alarm testing at the #NHLJets hotel this afternoon.Really?
— JapersRink (@JapersRink) April 23, 2013
The Washington Capitals host the Jets in a critical South(L)east Division game. Brian McNally has the Caps playoff math in The. Wash. Examiner. In [...]
PRESS RELEASE: 2013 DC Sports Hall of Fame Inductees to be honored before April 28 Nationals-Reds game – nationals.com
This coming Sunday, a number of people are being inducted into the D.C. Hall of Fame, as selected Charlie Brotman and Comcast SportsNet’s Andy Ockershausen. Those to be inducted include:
Elgin Baylor – Former NBA All-Star and [...]
Two games in the District today, back-to-back, separated by four stops on the Green Line.
Navy Yard Metro
4:05 p.m. Washington Nationals (2-0) vs. Miami Marlins (0-2)
Jordan Zimmerman vs. Wade LaBlanc
The Nats go for the sweep over the Marlins before a big series against the Reds in Cincinnati. That is going to be a real test. I [...]
Mike Rizzo: D.C. could become ‘primarily a baseball town’ – DC Sports Bog, The Post
I think that every professional sports team ought to be “aspirational” in everything they do. An example is trying to be the #1 team in a market. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo seems to think so too:
“I think that [...]
On the twelfth minute of the twelfth hour of the twelfth day, let us celebrate some of the number 12’s who have played for D.C. pro teams.
Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals 1991-2004
Alfonso Soriano, Washington Nationals 2006
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins 2012
Okay, #11 was a little more impressive…
Soriano photo from misschatter on flickr
Reports suggest that Ted Leonsis is a hardliner in the NHL Lockout (Japers Rink) which doesn’t have a double-bottom line that Leonsis used to talk about so often. The timing isn’t very good for his Washington Capitals after years of strong ticket sales and strong television ratings last season. Leonsis has all but said that [...]