- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 20, 2001

Seen and heard last night at National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Fla.:
OVERLOOKED When the Caps beat Boston 2-1 last Thursday night, it was the first time this season the club had won when it scored fewer than three goals. Washington was 13-3-2 before coming here when it scores at least three; it was 1-11-3 when it scored less than three.
HUGE LOSS The Caps' press notes are liberally sprinkled with little gems like what appears above, all thanks to the very sharp eye and studious nature of Nate Ewell, a gifted researcher-writer who has turned what may seem like a tedious job into an easy and very informative read.
Ewell will be leaving his post as manager of information for the Caps at the end of the week to become hockey statistician for NBC's Salt Lake City Olympic Games staff. The network couldn't have gone to a more diligent, thorough source for its data.
In less than two years with Washington, Ewell has modernized and expanded the media guide, correcting some longstanding mistakes in the process. He has quickly established a strong reputation for solid work. He will be sorely missed by the Caps and, more importantly, by the people who depended on his input.
TRADING HALTED The annual Christmas roster freeze in the NHL went into effect at midnight and is the law of the land until midnight local time Dec. 27. The freeze includes no practice, playing of games or travel Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, and no movement of personnel.
Dave Fay

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