Photo: Washington Capitals
Tuesday morning, the Washington Capitals published photos on their Facebook page of Steve Oleksy, Matt Niskanen, and Chris Brown getting in a skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. One of those photos seemed a bit odd to reader Matt, so he sent us a tweet.
@russianmachine Oleksy changed his number from 61 to 62? Looks that way from the pics on Caps FB page. Maybe we're signing Afinogenov 😉
— Matt O'Rourke (@MattORourke) August 27, 2014
Hmmm, yeah that’s not right.
With all the number changes happening recently, I went directly to the source to inquire if all those Binkaholics in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC-area needed to buy a new #62 sweater.
“No, Easton completely screwed my sticks up,” Steve Oleksy said in a string of texts that made use of multiple “lol”‘s. “The Easton guy that does my sticks is great. It was a simple printing mishap and he felt terrible.”
He continued, “I need to make the team here or I may need a new number anyways. That’s all I’m focused on.”
Funny and astute.
So there you go, guys, mystery solved. Also, these spelling mistakes are way worse.