Posts tagged: Jeff Halpern

Chest Bump For the Win

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With DJ King in the Washington Capitals’ lineup last night against the Ottawa Senators, I’m sure you can imagine how thrilled my seven year old daughter was. 🙂 It was cool having her tell me every time he took the ice for his 6 minutes 58 seconds of ice time. Maybe he can get some more time next time. After all, he was credited with as many shots as Dennis Wideman, Jeff Halpern, Brooks Laich, Mike Knuble, Karl Alzner, and Roman Hamrlik combined and they had a total ice time of 104 minutes 28 seconds. Just sayin’.

It wasn’t the best game the Capitals have ever played, but it was far from the worst since Verizon Center became the place to Rock the Red. Any connection to the not very fancy stats above? I don’t know. Other people may have some opinions on that. People and blogs like The Peerless Prognosticator, Japer’s Rink, Russian Machine, Ed Frankovic, and DC Sports Page. I just take pictures and make odd observations… Like, did anyone else notice the chest bump Alex Ovechkin and Tomas Vokoun shared after the game ended? Is this what replaces the shoulder bump Ovechkin and Nick Backstrom used to do but haven’t done yet this season? Has anyone else noticed this stuff? Anyway, I hope you enjoy my photos below or on flickr. I can’t wait for the new camera (by Thanksgiving, I hope).

Hello, Halpern

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Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee’s first signing of the 2011 NHL free agent season  was former home grown Capital Jeff Halpern. Halpern played for the Capitals from 1999 through 2006 and was the team captain in 2005-06. I brought a film camera to a couple of the few games I attended and found some photos. They and the quick scans are what they are, but there they are.

Goodbye Boyd Gordon

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The morning of July 1, 2011 began with Boyd Gordon as the longest serving player on the Washington Capitals. By early afternoon, that was no longer the case when he signed a two year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. Never flashy on the ice, Gordon was reminiscent of the David Poile era Capitals, playing a hard working, blue collar kind of game (ugh to the hockey cliche), blocking shots on the penalty kill…

…and winning a lot of faceoffs for the Caps dating back to the 2003-04 season and threw his body into nearly each and every one of them. That will be missed, but will be tempered by the return of Jeff Halpern who signed a one year deal to return to the Capitals for the 2011-12 season.

Some of my favorite photos of Boyd Gordon from the 2010-11 season:

 

And all the rest of them from 2011-12:

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