January 12, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
First 10 Days Of 2010

Here's 'Junior's Reading And Viewing List' for items found on the internet during the first ten days of January 2010.

January 10, 2010

Halfway Through The Season and There's Time To Lookahead
To This Year's Playoffs

By Usually Frustrated Caps Fan at Mark's Musings

The NHL season is 54% complete. The Eastern Conference Standings look like this:...The Western Conference Standings look like this:...Based on those current standings and recent trends it looks like it will take at least 89 points to make the playoffs in...

Images in the Immediacy of Global Triumph
By The OFB Team at On Frozen Blog

Now this is the way to end a special week for the Washington Capitals and their prospects — party pics of a celebrating John Carlson and his gold medal-winning American teammates up in Saskatoon. The party was...

January 9, 2010

Frozen Fun on the C&O Canal
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

It was a Saturday for shinny under a bright but beautifully cold sun — a week’s worth of freezing temps delivered postcard conditions for free-form hockey on the C&O Canal today, and I had the pleasure of sharing the experience with Off Wing Opinion’s Eric McErlain — his first-ever outdoor skate. If you take a quick peek at a video...

January 8, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: 'Incredible Hulk' Director 'Would Love A Crack
At' Making 'Avengers' Movie

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

"Clash of the Titans" and "Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier has made no secret of the fact that he'd love to be behind the camera when "The Avengers" kicks off production, so when we recently caught up with him...

The Allman Brothers Band Announce Annual New York City Residency Dates For 2010
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

In what has become a rite of passage and annual destination for fans of the Allman Brothers Band, the iconic and revered group will return to New York City in March 2010 for a lengthy residency beginning March 11, with...

Captain Obvious: Why the hairy, gregarious Russian left-winger
is the right man for the job

Guest Post by @KellyinDC at Love the Game, Don't Like Puck Bunnies

On Jan. 5, Alex Ovechkin was named the 14th captain of the Washington Capitals. There was very little hoopla from the team about it, simply the “C” added to Ovechkin’s red jersey for the Caps’ home game against the Montreal Canadiens. When he was introduced by the in-game announcer, the crowd roared...

Green Day, Guns N' Roses May Soon Get Rock Hall Of Fame Nods While Others Still Are Snubbed
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

According to Ultimate Guitar, Green Day and Guns N' Roses could become eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame if organizers decide to change its rules.

Currently Hall Of Fame rules state that nominees can only be put forward if...

Great White Fire: Victims To Finally Get Compo
By mdome at Classic Rock

It appears that victims of the fire during a Great White show seven years ago will finally receive compensation.

A judge has now approved a plan which will ensure 300 victims and their families will get compensation from...

January 7, 2010

Foreigner Vocalist Hansen: ‘I’m Not Mick Jones’ Puppet’
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen has refuted claims that guitarist Mick Jones tells him how to interpret the band’s classic songs such as Cold As Ice and I Want To Know What Love Is.

"I half-read an interview with [original Foreigner vocalist] Lou Gramm where he...

Cheap Trick To Play SXSW 2010
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

AntiMusic is reporting that the one-and-only Cheap Trick will perform at the 2010 SXSW Music Festival, to be held March 12-21 in Austin, Texas. Since the '70s the band has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal...

January 6, 2010

Documentary About MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY To Premiere At SXSW

According to RollingStone.com, "Lemmy", a documentary that follows MOTÖRHEAD's frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister on the road and into his home, will premiere at the 2010 South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas this March...
*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes has been waiting a long time for this news.

Two Cities, Two Big Events for Caps
By Ted Starkey at CapCentre.net

Washington and Saskatoon are about 2,000 miles apart, but both cities saw big developments for the Capitals organization Tuesday night in a double-barrel of good news for the team - both its present and future...

Five-Point Plan for Setting Goals
By Kameron at I May Have Been Born Yesterday
But I Stayed Up All Night

Most Sunday mornings, unless the weather is terrible, I walk to a supermarket and buy a newspaper. It's about a three mile round trip. Some days, I'll not see a single other pedestrian. But during last Sunday's walk on January 3rd, I noticed...

Trade (Rumor) Winds Blowing Eastward
By David M. Getz at Japers' Rink

Last week we used Spector's roundup of potential Western Conference trade bait as a launching point for a more Capitals-specific discussion on what the team could use going forward, what they should be willing to give up, and which players specifically they might (or should) have their eye on. Today we thought it'd be worth taking a look at the players on Spector's Eastern Conference list...

Ten-Minute Video Scrapbook of Gold Medal Glory
Posted by The OFB Team at On Frozen Blog

Role Models for a New Captain
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

Yesterday the Washington Capitals named Alex Ovechkin the 14th captain in team history. The honor makes Ovechkin, at 24 years of age, the third-youngest captain in the NHL, older only than...

John Carlson Stabs Canada in the Heart
By Eric McErlain at Off Wing Opinion

This kid can't get to Washington fast enough. For more, and there's plenty more, see John Keeley and Brian McNally.

And for those of you who might be keeping score, that's a pair of world titles that the U.S. has won in hockey in the past week...

January 4, 2010

The Caps Rap
By Eric McErlain at Off Wing Opinion

Over the holidays, I got an email from Mike Shwedick asking for some help from OffWing Photo on a video project he was working on. He was kind enough to give me and OWP's Allen Clark an early look at the video, and we came away incredibly impressed. With that, Allen got to work digging through our photo archive...

Comcast Correspondent at a Classic New Year’s Weekend
in Beantown

By the OFB Team at On Frozen Blog

You know how the next best thing to owning a beach house is having a friend who does? Well, we didn’t have tickets to this year’s Winter Classic, but Comcast Sportsnet’s Lisa Hillary did. Actually, she also worked the system a bit to get an invite to the league’s New Year’s Eve bash as well...

January 3, 2010

10 Reunions Of The Noughties: The Good And The Not So Good
By mdome at Classic Rock

If the Noughties taught us anything, it was that what a band actually mean when they ’split up’ is that, ‘We’ll be back when nostalgia makes you miss us’. So, here are 10 of the reunions that fired– or should that be ‘failed to fire’?! – our imaginations during the last decade...

January 2, 2010

By Brian May at BrianMay.com

We mark and mourn the passing, after a long smoking-related illness of Jim Hutton. Jim and Freddie were close for many years, of course, and in modern parlance would have been called civil partners. Jim was a quiet and gentle soul, unimpressed and faintly amused by the machinations of Fame, Rock and Roll, and Queen...

January 1, 2010

Geico Commercial - Verizon Center Caveman
Posted on YouTube by 1080iVids

Christopher Lee Goes Metal
By mdome at Classic Rock

Legendary actor Christopher Lee is to release a symphonic metal concept album.

The man who made his name in such movies as Dracula and Frankenstein will put out the record, Charlemagne, in March, with music...

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