United Arab Emirates’ national team player and talented stickhandler Fatima Al Ali returned home to Abu Dhabi a week ago after a whirlwind trip to Washington DC.
In an interview, I conducted with Fatima Thursday, the inspiring female hockey player was still clearly in the afterglow of meeting her favorite NHL player, Alex Ovechkin, and skating with her favorite NHL team, the Washington Capitals.
“Literally every day I was freaking out,” Fatima said.
The RMNB Podcast is back after a long holiday hiatus and we’re here once again to talk about the important issues facing our favorite hockey team like Who will win the new season of The Bachelor?
Tuesday night, former Capital Andrew Gordon and I casted another pod and we kinda went off topic. Sure, we discussed the bonkers Caps-Penguins 8-7 (OT) game, what the Caps should do at the trade deadline, and if a hockey team can actually peak at the wrong time. We even answered a bunch of reader questions.
But we also talked about Gordo’s surprisingly epic trip to the World Darts Championship in London, England, which he called the “Greatest Sporting Championship.” I didn’t believe him either until he showed me the below video.
The RMNB Podcast is back after a three-week hiatus and we’re here to talk about all the important issues facing our new world like Why did Nintendo make so few NES Classics?
Wednesday night, literally 120 minutes before the Caps had their most emphatic victory of the season, former Capital Andrew Gordon and myself chatted about all the latest Caps gossip. But we also jumped head first into some other interesting topics like how angry do NHL coaches get behind the scenes (AKA do they really throw chairs?), how much money do NHL players actually make after taxes/agent fees/escrow, and what it takes to achieve maximum line chemistry.
And if you don’t care about any of that, we talk about President-elect Donald Trump. Hoooo boy.
Monday afternoon, Andrew Gordon and I plugged in our semi-professional microphones and baked up another fresh RMNB Podcast. Joining us on the show this week was special guest: Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney.
The articulate and funny Chorney spoke to us about his long and winding road to the NHL, his best friend on the team, what the Caps Halloween Party was like, his favorite music, playing at North Dakota with TJ Oshie, why no one can walk on the Caps logo in the locker room, being a #CapsDad, and if he’s heard of the Chorn Horn.
You’re not going to want to miss this episode.
Feel the intensity of the deep offseason. Hockey is in hiatus, so Ian and I are salving our wounds by watching denizens of the Old Line State rack up gold in Rio. Yeah, here’s a fresh pod that we just casted into the dead zone of August as we celebrate Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps, and an Olympic event called Eventing.
It’s not actually about gardening and pornography, but those are two topics on our minds this week. Really, Ian and I got together to talk about our fondest memories of beloved outgoing Capitals players like Mike Weber.
Good morning, hockey fans. Yesterday I gathered a bunch of RMNB contributors to talk about the heartbreak of game six, what’s next for the Capitals, and how one could ever withstand the universe’s stark indifference to the suffering of man.
Photo: Sophie Hsu
Right after the final goal horn went off on Thursday night, I chatted with Andy and Steve, two fervent Caps fans who also happen to be members of the band Young Rising Songs. We talked about the win, hockey, and rock and roll. It was fun chat and now you get to hear it.
David Steckel and Matt Bradley, 2009
You guys ready for the playoffs to start? Same here. This week I got two folks on the line that you probably know of but might not have heard from.
First up is Sam “The Horn Guy” Wolk, the superfan behind the toots and veteran of many years at Verizon Center. Also in the lineup is Chris Cerullo, aka Chris From the Comments, one of RMNB’s newest contributors.
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