Photo credit: @WSHDiehard
Saturday night everybody’s favorite Belarusian, Mikhail Grabovski, had the game-winning overtime assist against the New York Islanders. Three days later, back at home and in the lovely confines of Verizon Center, Grabo was given an early Christmas present from the Washington Capitals game equipment staff. Unfortunately for Mikhail, it was probably a present he wish would have come with a gift receipt.
The Capitals spelled Grabo’s name wrong on jersey. No, you weren’t hallucinating during warm-ups. Mikhail’s last name was really spelled with a Y.
But see, this is where the Capitals equipment staff shows why they’re total pros. By the time, Mikhail returned to the ice for the start of the game, the problem had already been fixed.
The Y waved goodbye and Grabo’s customary I-ending returned.
And this is a totally understandable spelling mistake too. With players from countries that utilize the Cyrillic alphabet, the I and Y endings are interchangeable. This is not Blue Jackets equipment staff spelling their city’s name as CLUMBUS.
Barely anyone noticed — well except for the 10 RMNB readers who tweeted at us — and the mistake was immediately ERATicated. Caps equipment staff, way to go.