Category Archives: Essay
It’s the beginning of 2016, and I’ve never seen a hockey game before in my life. I’m not a sports person in general, barring a fading allegiance to my hometown Red Sox and a casual interest in the Nats. If … Continue reading
Photos: Washington Capitals As you can see, the Will Over Skill robe is not a fashion statement unless the Capitals are outfitting Santa’s wardrobe on the side. They adopted the Will over Skill slogan at the beginning of this season. … Continue reading
Photo: Chocolate Hockey Until yesterday, I had only seen professional hockey played in massive arenas such as the Prudential Center, Barclays Center, and of course the big barn on 7th and F that the Capitals call home. The NHL, regardless of … Continue reading
Photo: John Skolis “When you lose to your rival in the postseason, the night of a sports fan can be very dark indeed. But sometimes…the night is darkest before the dawn.”
Patrick Smith/Getty Images So often, when I’m talking to hockey fans and I ask them about their early memories of when they became a fan of the sport – it starts with “My Dad…”. And then I hear about how … Continue reading
A reflection and a walk down memory lane of my first playoff series experience as a Washington Capitals fan, when the Capitals met the Flyers in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs – the year was 2008.
Greeting Caps fans! My name is Sofie Bengtsson, I was born and raised in the southern part of Sweden in a town called Ängelholm. My hometown is only 20 minutes from where Marcus Johansson lived in Landskrona and about 1 … Continue reading