January 28, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
January 26 - 28, 2010

Last Update - January 29, 2010 at 2:29 AM EST

We're closing in on the end of the month. Here's my 'Reading And Viewing List' for January 26 through January 28, 2010. I hope you find these as interesting as I have.

January 28, 2010

Do Caps Have Nine Lives?
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Two nights after a 5-1 win over Anaheim pushed the Capitals’ winning streak to eight – matching their longest winning spree in more than a quarter century – Washington hosts the first victim of its current run. The Caps started their streak against the Panthers in Florida on Jan. 15, and they'll seek to extend it to nine vs. the Panthers at Verizon Center on Friday night...

An Update on Today’s News
By Ted Leonsis at Ted's Take

It hasn’t been my desire to comment on the status of the discussions between Lincoln Holdings - the partnership group I’m involved in that owns the Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics and WSELP, which owns the Wizards, the Verizon Center, and the Washington-area Ticketmaster franchise. Yet with the news reports out there this morning, it probably makes sense to clear some things up...

Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist And A 'Big Space Epic'
On Marvel Studios' Wish List

By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

Following the debut of "The Avengers," where does Marvel Studios go next? The company is likely to pursue further "Iron Man," "Thor" and "Captain America" sequels, but there are many other characters at their disposal — which is something that Marvel is well aware of...

Seconds Out: It’s Joe Walsh Vs. Joe Walsh!
By mdome at Classic Rock

Life’s been good to Joe Walsh. Up until now, at any rate. Because he’s decided to take action against... Joe Walsh. Seriously, the wacky Eagles guitarist is involved in a legal wrangle with a Republican congressional candidate in the state of Illinois. And they share the same name...

'Thor' To Be More Science Than Fantasy, Says Marvel Studios President
By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

Fans that are worried about how the fantasy world of "Thor" and the high-tech reality of "Iron Man" will reconcile with one another, it turns out that there's nothing to fear — according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, "Thor" is more scientific in nature than you might initially think...

Caps Roast Ducks for Eighth Straight Win
By Hockey Mom at Musings Of A Hockey Mom

...I was surprised to see Jiggy (J.S. Giguere) in net for the visitors, but he was effective in holding back the Caps' sizzling offense, until the third period that is. The feisty boys from Disneyland had their game faces on, if just for a moment, and after the roasting began, they started getting nasty...

Could Billy Idol Be Aerosmith’s King Rocker?
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Following Classic Rock’s exclusive story that Paul Rodgers was asked by guitarist Joe Perry to be Aerosmith’s new singer, we can reveal the name of another star sounded out by Perry to fill Steven Tyler’s shoes: Billy Idol...

January 27, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 5, Ducks 1
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Eight Straight – Heading into the third period of Wednesday’s struggle with the Anaheim Ducks, the Caps were in a 1-1 draw. Both teams had played the night before, Washington winning and the Ducks losing. Both teams had produced strong scoring chances and both had gotten excellent goaltending. The Caps were seeking their eighth straight win, and the Ducks were desperately seeking points to sustain their bid for one of the final playoff berths in the Western Conference...

From the Press Box: Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals
By Chasta Piatakovas at Love the Game, Don't Like Puck Bunnies

The Anaheim Ducks (24-22-7, 55 points) made a rare appearance at Verizon Center—the team had not played at the arena since Dec. 2006—to face the Washington Capitals (34-12-6, 74 points)...

Hulk Confirmed For 'The Avengers',
But What About Edward Norton?

By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

It's hardly a secret that Captain America, Iron Man and Thor will make up the core trio in "The Avengers," but is there room for the Hulk in Marvel's 2012 superhero team-up?...

Joe Perry Wanted Paul Rodgers To Join Aerosmith
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Classic Rock can confirm that Paul Rodgers was invited to be Aerosmith’s new frontman.

This happened at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in London last November, when Aerosmith’s troubles with singer Steven Tyler were just beginning to surface...

The State of the Capitals’ Union, January 2010
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

Red Army, fellow Washington puckheads, late January again finds the Washington Capitals in an enviable competitive position: in first place — by a Grand Canyon chasm — in the Southeast division, but also first overall in the Eastern conference...

Aiming For Eight
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...Coming off a 7-2 victory against the Islanders on Tuesday night in New York, the Capitals return home on Wednesday to face the Anaheim Ducks on short rest at Verizon Center. With a win over the Ducks, the Caps would forge their longest winning streak in more than 20 years...

January 26, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 7, Islanders 2
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Seven/Seven – The Caps scored seven goals against the Islanders in New York on Tuesday in extending their winning streak to seven games. The streak began in Florida two weeks ago when goaltender Jose Theodore came on in relief of starter Michal Neuvirth to earn a 5-4 shootout victory...

Joe Beninati & Craig Laughlin on Capitals Win Over Islanders
Posted on Comcast SportsNet - Washington, DC

Right click on video to choose full screen option.

Kovalchuk Trade, You Say? Well, We Have Our Own Silly Ideas About It
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

We’re not yet a month into the new year, and trade rumors are among the hot topics being discussed around the NHL.

OK, rumors about where Ilya Kovalchuk is headed. There are rumblings that the Capitals might be in the hunt for the prolific winger, and since we have...

Attention Shoppers: Steven Tyler Is In Town
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Estranged Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was spotted at a Home Depot store in Rancho Mirage, California this past weekend, where he treated shoppers to another impromptu vocal performance...

AC/DC Powers Up Iron Man 2 Soundtrack
Posted at Marvel.com

Watch the music video for AC/DC's "Shoot To Thrill," complete with exclusive new "Iron Man 2" footage, below!

Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC's music will be featured in Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 2," the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" on Monday, April 19, 2010. "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from...

The Who Reveal Super Bowl Set List
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock

The Who have surprised everyone by revealing the set list for their performance at Super Bowl XLIV...

Trower Announces Tour
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock

Robin Trower is to play 13 shows during the late summer...

UFO Make UK Dates
Posted at Planet Rock

UFO are heading to the UK for a series of shows in April.

The band will play seven shows on the tour in support of last year’s The Visitor album...

The Peerless Prognosticator is ON THE AIR!!! -- Caps vs. Islanders, January 26th
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

The Caps take to the road again this evening for a visit to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum where they will take on the New York Islanders. The Caps are having a fine January, so good in fact that the club could set a franchise best month for wins if they...

Semin is a Panther! Says Ovechkin's Dad
Posted by tuvanhillbilly at Japers' Rink

Pavel Lysenkov at Sovetsky Sport has done it again-another "War and Peace" sized interview, this time he caught up with Alexander Semin after the Philadelphia game...

Shooting For Seven
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...Coming off a perfect week in which they won four games in seven days against four of the league’s elite teams in both conferences, the Caps start off another busy week on Tuesday vs. the Islanders on Long Island. The slate for the week ahead is a bit more tightly packed than was last week’s. Washington will play four games in six days beginning with its game on the Island...

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