You ask, we tell. We like everything about hockey.
The speed, the flash, the unpredictability of a bouncing puck. We like the coaches, the fights, the crowds. But mostly we like the players – their amazing athleticism and physical abilities. And let’s face it: an extraordinary number of hockey players are simply hot – and that includes every single Washington Capitals player.
Hailing from Hockeytown and right at home in Red, Doug is a journalist by day; a Brooks Laich and Mike Green fanboy in his off hours. Craig works in PR and spends his free time building shrines to Alex Ovechkin and learning to speak Russian.
We’re indebted to the superstar Comcast Sports Network announce team of Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin, Alan May, and Smokin’ Al Koken, as well as the many sharp and talented writers on our blogroll who make us smarter about this game every day, and who have welcomed us into the larger Caps family. A big part of the Caps family is Russian Machine Never Breaks. After our first year, they flattered us by asking us to write pregamers and the occasional feature for them. We’re honored to have our work appear on their pages.
And while this began as a decidedly Capscentric site, 2011-2012 began featuring contributions from a number of writers around the League, over twenty so far. As time goes by, we hope to fill a complete roster of the NHL’s 30 teams and serve as a hub for gay fans around the League. Drop us a line if you’d like to get on board and help us document the side of hockey the tourists never see.
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Before launching PuckBuddys, we helped run a site of a far more serious nature: WhoMurderedRobertWone.
Disclosure: You Can Play is a pro bono client of Craig’s PR firm. There is no official connection between that organization and this website.