Moved to Sarasota, Fla., from Hagerstown, Md., in Nov. 2011. Supporting the Bolts as much as I can while keeping tabs on the Caps. I've been attending Caps games since 1996 and have played hockey since 1998. Didn't go far really. I still play in the adult leagues. When I'm not stopping pucks, I'm dishing stories for Patch. And I'm also a proud alumnus of Ball State University. Go Cards!
Former Lightning John Tucker has partnered with Dave Beaudin, Hugo Belanger and his team to open a new ice rink called X-tra Ice at 6910 Asphalt Ave., in Tampa, and apparently it has been open for...
Adult league hockey players ban together to push a broken down Zamboni at Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar on Sunday. Unknowingly to them, this is also a metaphor for the NHL and NHLPA Collective Bargaining negotiations. Via Safety Harbor Patch
Major Changes in Store for Clearwater Ice Arena Changes include a new electronic entrance, a new roof, a large fitness center, an expanded pro shop, a Zamboni garage and new paint for the ice surface. Future plans could include a new sheet of ice for the arena, but for now Beaudin and Proodian are taking things one step at a time.Clearwater Patch
Tampa Bay Lightning's 10th Anniversary Logo for comparison's sake when the 20th anniversary logo is unveiled Friday.
I think everybody's trying to find somebody that's an elite guy. A lot of it is that there's probably five or six elite goaltenders in the league, and then there's a group of good goaltenders, and then there's a group of teams that are really searching for that guy to lock up and not worry about it for the present and the future. I guess my philosophy is I'm trying to find that Hall of Fame goaltender, and good luck trying to do that; it takes time. We'll find that through the draft or unrestricted free agency. That guy isn't there at this time.WDAE
Took this photo early this morning at Caps camp. Braden Holtby's Reebok Larceny pads sport Caps colors this year.
My favorite Winter Classic sign.
Customized Paul Reed Smith guitar made by Gary Gilbert of Elkridge, who is detailed about his love of this Hockey Fights Cancer auction item on explorehoward.com.
(Heavily re-edited as I had a daylong brainfart and timmyv38 reminded me that it's only a 23-man roster. Whoops. Did I ever try to forget about NHL hockey after last year or what? Heh.) There are a...
I'd like to say before you read any further that I am not an alarmist, and if anything, I'm soliciting a good forecheck from the Rink to dig into something I saw on NHL Network the other week. E...
Ex-Cap Milan Jurcina scores bizarre goal that goes off the glass, then off Patrick Lalime's stomach and in the net. Boom Goes The Dynamite.
Felt inspired after tonight's performance. Credit to the Caps' Web site for the original image.
Hershey Bears fans are not the only AHL fans scratching their heads, wondering why the first outdoor minor league hockey game would be hosted in Syracuse, N.Y. The rival Manitoba Moose (you know...