Category Archives: Washington Capitals

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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Smoke Show

A Smoke Break With Smokin’ Al It’s no secret we’re CSN fanboys. Even thought we’ll be at Sunday’s tilt versus the Flyers, we’re recording CSN broadcast of it. In addition to the action on the ice (prediction: Caps win, 3-1) … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Capitol Culture

What the Capitals and the NHL Can Teach Washington As Lee Greenwood stepped to the stage for the 2nd intermission of this year’s Winter Classic, stadium announcer Wes Johnson, working from a pre-approved script, introduced him as one of America’s … Continue reading

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Winter Classic Visitors Guide: DC’s Sloppy Seconds

So far, we’ve endeavored to take our our-of-towner Winter Classic visitors to some of DC’s most hippin’ and-a hoppin’-est neighborhoods: U Street, H Street, Barracks Row and Arlington. But there’s plenty of other places around town. Today, the best of … Continue reading

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Winter Classic Visitors Guide: Arlington is ArlingFUN!

Out-of-towners often ask about the District’s unusual history; something along the lines of ‘Are you a state or a city or what? Does your mayor still do crack? And why is it shaped so weird?’ Meaning, we assume, the District, … Continue reading

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Winter Classic Visitors Guide: Barracks Row Says “Hello Sailor!”

Today’s Washington tour guide for out-of-town Winter Classic attendees takes us to 8th Street SE, also known to locals as Barracks Row. Like many neighborhoods in DC, 8th Street SE has seen its share of tough times – but these … Continue reading

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Winter Classic Visitors Guide: H Street is for Hipsters

Today’s Washington tour guide for out-of-town Winter Classic attendees takes us to the newest up-and-coming neighborhood to up and come. H Street NE spans about 13 blocks, from just north of Union Station to around 15th Street and the old … Continue reading

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