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Goaltender Braden Holtby in the Washington Capitals home locker room, wearing the team hard hat after his first NHL game, Nov 5, 2010.  Holtby kept an audio diary throughout the 2010-11 season.  You can hear it now in the radio documentary Hockey Diaries: Change The Game

Goaltender Braden Holtby in the Washington Capitals home locker room, wearing the team hard hat after his first NHL game, Nov 5, 2010.  Holtby kept an audio diary throughout the 2010-11 season.  You can hear it now in the radio documentary Hockey Diaries: Change The Game

Hockey Diaries: Change the Game
You can now listen to our hour-long radio documentary “Hockey Diaries: Change The Game” on the Washington Capitals website.  The piece is available for download (“Right Click and Save As” if you’re using a PC, or “Control Click and Save Link As” on a Mac) or as a stream (just click on the little play button).
Hockey Diaries is a multimedia documentary project that follows a  team through the season, using first-person narratives from players and  coaches, woven with interviews and rich stereo sound, to tell the story  of what it takes to make it in professional hockey. For the 2010-11  season with the Capitals, we followed forward Matt Hendricks, goaltender  Braden Holtby and coach Bruce Boudreau. Thanks for listening to their  story, and please let us know what you think and help spread the word. We’ll be releasing audio and video outtakes, additional diary entries and pictures all week — follow us for details.
And we’re preparing for the 2011-12 season right now — more news on that as soon as we have anything to share.

Hockey Diaries: Change the Game

You can now listen to our hour-long radio documentary “Hockey Diaries: Change The Game” on the Washington Capitals website. The piece is available for download (“Right Click and Save As” if you’re using a PC, or “Control Click and Save Link As” on a Mac) or as a stream (just click on the little play button).

Hockey Diaries is a multimedia documentary project that follows a team through the season, using first-person narratives from players and coaches, woven with interviews and rich stereo sound, to tell the story of what it takes to make it in professional hockey. For the 2010-11 season with the Capitals, we followed forward Matt Hendricks, goaltender Braden Holtby and coach Bruce Boudreau. Thanks for listening to their story, and please let us know what you think and help spread the word. We’ll be releasing audio and video outtakes, additional diary entries and pictures all week — follow us for details.

And we’re preparing for the 2011-12 season right now — more news on that as soon as we have anything to share.

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In this outtake from the Washington Capitals locker room, hear what St. Cloud graduate Andrew Gordon thought when he heard fellow alum Matt Hendricks had been invited to training camp for the 2010-2011 season, one year ago. And in this year’s Hockey Diaries documentary, premiering Monday 9/19, you’ll hear what Hendricks thought about competing with Gordon for a job.

Where to listen: The hour-long documentary Hockey Diaries: Change The Game, featuring the season-long diaries of Matt Hendricks, Braden Holtby and Bruce Boudreau, will debut live on Monday 9/19 at 6-7pmET on NHL XM 92. Starting Tuesday, you’ll be able to hear the piece online on the Caps website.

Also on Monday 9/19, at around 8:40am, we’ll be talking to Mike Ross on NHL XM 92 about the making of the piece. And on The Power Play NHL XM 92 between 5:30 and 6:00pm, Bruce Boudreau and Matt Hendricks will talk about their Hockey Diaries experiences. Hope you get a chance to listen.

For the multimedia project Hockey Diaries, Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks sat down early in the 2010-11 season (it was November — check out his Movember charity moustache!) to talk about making it to the NHL. “It was always about the NHL for me. It was never about ‘I want to be in the American League’. That was never my dream.” The hour-long radio documentary “Hockey Diaries: Change The Game” will debut on NHL Home Ice on XM/Sirius on September 19 from 6-7pmET. Follow us on twitter for more details about listening online, as soon as we have them.

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For our 2010-2011 multimedia Hockey Diaries project, goaltender Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals organization talked about leaving home at age 15 for a hockey life, and what it was like to sign his first pro contract. Hockey Diaries: Change The Game will debut on NHL Home Ice on XM/Sirius on September 19 from 6-7pmET.  Interviews with us, the producers, at 8:40amET that morning, and with Coach Bruce Boudreau at 5:45pmET leading into the piece.  We’ll post more details about other interviews, repeat airings, and online listening opportunities via twitter as soon as we have them.