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Ten Things We’re Missing Without Washington Capitals Hockey

Ten Things Ee’re Missing Without Caps Hockey 10. The inevitable debut of ‘Drum Guy’ at Caps games. Watching all these European games, it seems like every game is filled with a pounding drum and chanting. If that happens, I volunteer to become washboard guy. We’ll start a band! Now all we need is a harmonica […]

Rock the Brock: Laffy Taffe, Gettin’ Grubby

[Ed. Note: Rock the Brock will be a reoccuring post from Brock Kerchner, co-host of the Old Barn Hockey Show on 1460 The Ticket in Harrisburg, featuring a weekly chat on all things Hershey Bears] Bears hit first 3 in 3- The Bears opened up their first 3 in 3 on Friday in Binghamton before coming home […]

27 Thoughts: The Lockout, Around the League, and the Capitals

Photo from the Los Angeles Times As the NHL lockout drags on in North America, I have spent the last five weeks studying abroad in London, England.  With just about seven weeks left on my ticket, I’ve decided to break my silence with a variation of the great Elliotte Friedman’s 30 thoughts – with a […]

NHL proposes 50/50 HRR Split in Latest Offer

Yesterday, the National Hockey League owners presented the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) with another proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Act. This proposal would allow an entire 82-game season to be played pending agreement from the NHLPA. The NHL’s proposal offered a 50/50 split in hockey related revenue (a definition that the two […]

Rock the Brock: 75 Years of Chocolate

[Ed. Note: Rock the Brock will be a reoccuring post from Brock Kerchner, co-host of the Old Barn Hockey Show on 1460 The Ticket in Harrisburg, featuring a weekly chat on all things Hershey Bears] Bears Game 1 @Syracuse 4-3L: The Bears took a lovely 4 hour stroll to the CUSE on Saturday to face a team […]

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The NHL Lockout and Hockey Equipment

For a while this summer, there remained a shred of hope that a new NHL labor agreement would be signed and big league hockey would continue on-schedule. Preliminary scheduling of travel plans and booking of hotels was made. And in preparation for the opening of training camps, vast quantities of sticks, skates and other hockey […]

Rock the Brock: Inaugural Edition

[Ed. Note: Rock the Brock will be a reoccuring post from Brock Kerchner, co-host of the Old Barn Hockey Show on 1460 The Ticket in Harrisburg, featuring a weekly chat on all things Hershey Bears]   My Repentance- Let it be publicly known that I have black and orange in my blood. Let it be known that […]

NHL Cancels Games Through October 24th

The National hockey League released a statement Thursday, Oct. 4th, cancelling all 2012-13 regular season games through Oct. 24th. Here’s the statement from the NHL: NEW YORK (October 4, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through October 24.  A total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled […]

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Introducing ’50 Shades of Red’, a Washington Capitals Comic Strip

In what I hope will become a weekly event, we here at Rock the Red present a new Washington Capitals comic strip, 50 Shades of Red. This isn’t going to be a philosophical humor strip like Calvin and Hobbes, or Doonesbury-type political satire, or even Tank McNamara sports humor. We’re poking fun at our beloved […]

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Favorite Washington Capitals Role Guys

I hold a special place my heart for hockey history. Putting A Roof On Winter is one if my favorite non-fiction books (after The Game, of course) and the Legends Of Hockey Series is on my DVD shelf in the Caps-themed man-cave I call a basement. But the Caps are “My Team”, so I hold […]

A Lockout Alternative for Caps Fans

Every time there is an NHL work stoppage, several things seem to happen. Hardcore fans pine for the game. Casual fans constantly ask the hardcore fans for updates on when the lockout might end. Pretty much everyone else simply keeps watching football and basketball and could really care less. But while the players and ownership […]

A Lesson in History

One of the most recurring statements about history is “history repeats itself”. While doing some research for my Ethics class presentation on a labor dispute of my choice (guess which one I picked?) I realized that the statement could be applied to the NHL’s ongoing labor issues. History, indeed, repeats itself, with the same issues […]

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