Author Archives: Doug

Behind the Scenes with CSN’s Caps Pregame Live

There’s a problem in the control room, and Alan May is involved. “He’s definitely gone over,” producer Ryan Billie tells the crew over headset. “We’re over by :30.” TV control rooms do not like surprises. They are dark places, populated … Continue reading

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Rockets RED Glare

You know who Bob McDonald is, even if you don’t recognize his name. At the very least, you know what he sounds like. For more than 20 years, Bob has been one of the NHL’s top go-to guys to perform … Continue reading

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2015 Caps Trades: TJ to DC A-OK!

While Caps fans in DC are likely celebrating – with good reason – the announced trade that’s bringing Blues stand-out TJ Oshie to Washington next season, so too are longtime fans from his days playing at the University of North … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Dispatches: The Beauty and Power of Swedish Hockey

We, the hockey faithful, clearly are living in the Era of Ovechkin. Years from now, young fans will ask in awe whether you saw ‘The Great Eight’ play…much as I recall asking about ‘Mr. Hockey’ – the incomparable Gordie Howe. … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Dispatches: Czech Style, Best Style!

Havlát. Eliáš. Hašek. Holík. The names are as familiar as sometimes their spelling seems foreign. These are just a few of the many great hockey players the Czech Republic has sent to the NHL – and this only since becoming … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Dispatches: Peter Bondra – Local Star, National Hero

  The debate – to the degree there ever was any except in Mike Milbury’s mind – is over. Alexander Ovechkin has established himself as one of the greatest NHL players of all time, and we here in DC are … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Dispatches: Suomi, Selänne, and Sisu

One of the great things that makes Washington among the most vibrant places in America to live…are the non-Americans living here. Specifically, we’re talking about DC’s huge international and diplomatic community that extends into just about every aspect of life … Continue reading

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