On Saturday, July 31st, Russian Machine Never Breaks will be hosting a party at The Front Page in Arlington to celebrate our first year together. Now that the season is a half-forgotten memory, development camp has ended, and the hockey world produces practically no news throughout August, we thought this the perfect time to reflect back on the year.
The season had already begun when Ian floated past me the idea of starting a Caps blog. Ian and I recognized one another as Caps fanatics. He, deeply possessed of ninja-like design skills and the marked success of Matt Wieters Facts, and I, renowned for a writing style one can describe only as masturbatory, thought ourselves a good match.
From the start, we had a goal: document the experience of a Washington Capitals fan. For us, that meant writing about the team with the same passion and fun the team plays with. We didn’t have any preconception of how people might react, of even if they would react at all. Given the absolute absence of expectations for the site, we can say now that year one of RMNB has far surpassed our expectations.