Posts tagged: blood

This Blog Will Need More Bradley

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Since the Washington Capitals moved from the Capital Center USAir Arena to MCI Center Verizon Center, has the team had any player that spilled as much blood in the team’s name than Matt Bradley?  None come to mind.  As an idiot that brings a camera to nearly every game, I have a list of shots that I want to take.  Matt Bradley’s bleeding face was one of them. Although such a shot is still a possibility with Bradley now part of the Florida Panthers, who come to town often enough, it just won’t be the same if the blood is staining another uniform.

Even when Bradley’s face wasn’t bleeding, it was always displaying some kind of interesting expression and really made for one of the more regularly interesting players to photograph, even from the cheap seats where I spend most of my time.


And the rest from 2010-11.

Blood and Guts Got the Glory in the Gimmick

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When Japer’s Rink can’t even put together a recap, it’s telling of what kind of game the Washington Capitals played. Certainly not great, but perhaps not awful. Just…forgettable. (So forgettable that even Capitals Outsider didn’t do a boxscore!) It probably won’t be forgettable to the Carolina Hurricanes, though, who left their blood on the ice, showed plenty of guts and got the glory with a shootout win that keeps their playoff hopes alive for another day.

So, no Japer’s Rink, but Russian Machine had a little bonus (congrats, Chris! See the Backstrom photo below) and the new guy at the Times wrote another quality piece worth reading.  See my photos below (watch out for the Eric Staal photos if you don’t like blood) or on flickr.

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    Meteor or Satellite?

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    Posted in People & Places by on May 25, 2014

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    And the Fans Cheered

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    Posted in Puck by on February 2, 2013

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    Happy To Win

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    Posted in Puck by on January 28, 2013

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    Still Time to Save Season

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    Posted in Puck by on January 25, 2013

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    Bowled Over

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    Posted in Puck by on January 23, 2013