January 19, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
January 17 - 19, 2010

Last Update - January 20, 2010 at 1:29 PM EST

A few more days crossed off the January 2010 calender. The following is the 'Reading And Viewing List' for January 17 through January 19, 2010.

January 19, 2010

CSN videos from after Capitals home win over Red Wings

Lisa Hillary speaks to winning goaltender Jose Theodore.
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Bruce Boudreau post game press conference.
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Caps 3, Red Wings 2
By Tarik El-Bashir at Capitals Insider

...This time last month, Jose Theodore was sitting on the bench pondering his future. Tonight, he was standing tall between the pipes, putting together one of the finest goaltending performances this building has seen all season...

Postgame video: Leonsis hugs Theodore
By Lindsay Applebaum at Capitals Insider

After the Caps' 3-2 win against Detroit tonight, owner Ted Leonsis entered the locker room and made a beeline for Jose Theodore. Here's a video of Leonsis congratulating the veteran goalie on a 44-save performance:...
*Note from Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes: Also includes Matt Bradley interview video.

Nevermore? Mystery Visitor Misses Poe's Birthday
By Andrea Fujii at WJZ.com

BALTIMORE (WJZ) - A mysterious guest never showed for Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. For the first time in 61 years, the cloak-shrouded visitor to Poe's grave didn't come...
*Note from Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes: Includes video, links and videos to related reports.

Cody Eakin: "I gotta keep pushing my game"
By Stephen Pepper at Japers' Rink

On the heels of this morning's prospect post, we have a prospect interview, with the Washington Capitals' third round (#85) selection in last summer's draft, center (and occasional winger) Cody Eakin...

Jeff Beck To Release 'Emotion & Commotion', First Studio Album In Seven Years, April 13
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

RollingStone.com is reporting that two months after Jeff Beck performs at Madison Square Garden along with Eric Clapton, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist will release...

January Prospects Update: Goalies and Defensemen
Posted by David M. Getz at Japers' Rink

Back in November we took a look at how the Capitals' prospects had started their respective seasons (defensemen and goalie post here and forwards post here), and with the season a little more than halfway done and potential trades being discussed more and more every day, we thought...

Ronnie Wood: Ready For Solo Action
By mdome at Classic Rock

It would appear that Ronnie Wood intends to go on the road for a series of solo gigs...

Iommi Pens Autobiography
By mdome at Classic Rock

Guitarist Tony Iommi is writing his memoirs.

The Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell legend is to title the book Iron Man. It’s due to be published later in the year...

Maiden’s Charity Auction
By mdome at Classic Rock

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood is aiming to raise over £150,000 for the charities Childline and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy via a...

Team Camaraderie at an All-Time High for Capitals
By Justin Creech at CapCentre.net

Washington, DC—The Washington Capitals have become one of the most exciting teams to watch in the NHL the last several season’s for several reasons. They have the game’s best player in two-time reigning league MVP Alex Ovechkin...

D-Town in DC
Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...Washington seeks to run the table on a three-game homestand when the Detroit Red Wings make their lone visit of the season to Verizon Center on Tuesday night.

The Caps took down Toronto on Friday and flattened the Flyers on Sunday in the first two games of the homestand. Washington is 16-3-3 on District ice this season and it has won four straight and nine of its last 10 at home in 2009-10...

January 18, 2010

Paul McCartney Turned Down For Slot In Them Crooked Vultures
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Sir Paul McCartney wanted a place in Dave Grohl's supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, but was turned down in favor of...

Carlson sent down, Ovechkin named first star
By Tarik El-Bashir at Capitals Insider

Today's practice was optional and several players, including Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Tomas Fleischmann, exercised that option. Still, there was plenty going on...

Kenneth Branagh Offers 'Thor' Update: One Week Into Filming And 'So Far, So Good'
By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

With all this talk about the "Spider-Man" reboot and "Green Lantern" casting, it's easy to forget that another big comic book movie, Kenneth Branagh's "Thor," just kicked off production.

We caught up with Branagh at the Golden Globe Awards red carpet to get an update on how the live-action adventures of Marvel's god of thunder are going thus far...

Scenes from a Practice
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

It's a holiday here in the States (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and the Caps held a practice before a near-SRO crowd at Kettler this morning. All seemed to be in good spirits -- what happens on the day after a win one supposes. Here are some images...

Dynamic Branding
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

This weekend, the Caps played two hockey games – wins on Friday and Sunday over the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Philadelphia Flyers. The events were duly reported in the Washington Post and in local television and radio outlets...

What’s In A Name: The Origins Of 10 Band Titles
By mdome at Classic Rock

Inspired by the thought that Iranian band Ahoora – a recent Track Of The Day – might have gotten their name from the character played by Nichelle Nichols in the original Star Trek series...

Uriah Heep Confirm First U.S. Live Dates Since 2002
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

British hard rock legends Uriah Heep have confirmed their first North American live dates since 2002...

January 17, 2010

Caps 5 - Flyers 3; A Two Point Afternoon At Verizon Center
By Usually Frustrated Caps Fan at Mark's Musings

This afternoon's Caps-Flyers regular season finale at Verizon Center was an exciting game to watch for sure. The Caps played a full sixty minutes of hockey and it's a good thing...

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 5, Flyers 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...April in January – From the opening face-off, today’s Caps-Flyers tilt had the feel of a playoff contest. The pace was quick, the intensity was high and the fans were engaged. Washington was better at going to the net and making things happen, and it prevailed 5-3 in an exciting contest...

A Defense Pair’s Conflict of Colors
By pucksandbooks, and posted by The OFB Team at On Frozen Blog

The best-laid plans . . .

At the start of this week I had ahead of me the prospect of one of the more appealing visits to Hershey, Pennsylvania, I believed I’d ever make. It was the return home to Hershey weekend for American hockey hero John Carlson. But as Joe Murphy’s law would have it, the Capitals on Friday recalled Carlson, and so as my Jeep was making its way North...
*Note from Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes: Includes video interview of Karl Alzner.

Don't Look Now ....
By Usually Frustrated Caps Fan at Mark's Musings

Don't Look Now .... But Guess Who Has The Best Record In the NHL East Through The Last 10 Games...

Backstrom: I will be a specialist on team Russia
Posted by tj at Alex Ovetjkin

Slava Malamud of Sport-Express interviews Nicklas Backstrom (Jan. 15, 2009):

Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Ovechkin share a whole lot of history, as they say in America. It started at NHL draft of 2006, when the owner of Washington Capitals Ted Leonsis, the jolly PR genius, brought to this event his new megastar. Ovechkin was given the responsibility to...

Hockey makes for some of the most interesting stories
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...and sometimes, they even happen in Pittsburgh. Well, Vancouver, but...oh, you get the point (courtesy of Shelly Anderson at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)...

The Scene for Saturday Night Rivalry Hockey in Hershey
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

I got red carpet treatment at Giant Center Saturday night for the Hershey Bears’ in-state showdown with Wilkes Barre-Scranton. The Bears placed me in the television broadcast booth and seated me next to the team’s communications associate, Jess Mikula. Jess keeps track of...

Caps Face Flyers for Final Time in '09-10
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...Washington started a three-game homestand in style on Friday night, putting a 6-1 pasting on the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Sunday afternoon the Philadelphia Flyers hit town to close out the regular season series between...

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