When RMNB got started, The Washington Post’s Capitals coverage was anchored by the wise and gregarious Tarik El-Bashir. In 2012 Tarik left the Post and the sport to cover the Redskins for CSN, but now he’s making a homecoming, taking over the mantle of CSN’s Capitals Insider.
Welcome back, Tarik!
Tarik steps in for the avuncular Chuck Gormley, who has moved on from CSN and his role as the Washington press corps’ media dad. Safe travels, dad.
On CSN, Tarik writes about the move and his bona fides:
I was at Verizon Center for Ovechkin’s board-rattling NHL debut and witnessed “The Goal” from the press box in Glendale, Ariz. I was at Kettler Capitals Iceplex when Boudreau was hired on Thanksgiving and covered the dueling hat tricks by Ovechkin and Crosby in 2009 playoffs. I also worked the locker room after the Caps were humbled by Halak and the Habs in 2010 and after they got swept from the playoffs by Stamkos and Co. a year later.
I need a beta blocker and a handful of Wellbutrin after reading that paragraph.
El-Bashir will lead CSN’s internet coverage, but you can also expect him on CSN’s pre- and post-game shows as well as in-game reports. He’ll do great.
Hmm, what else do you need to know? Welp, here’s this.
That’ll never get old.
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