If you’re a long-time reader of RMNB, you probably know my most-known Caps drawings are the “Unleash the Fury” Russian Machine signs I’ve been bringing to games since 2009. It’s been almost two years since I last updated my Fury sign so I decided over the summer that for the 2016-17 season, Mr. Russian Machine would get an upgrade.
We’ve created a new design to take the hockey adorableness level up to 11. Meet Happy Zammy! Happy Zammy is a very cute little ice re-surfacer whose big smile is ready to smooth their way into your heart. You can get Happy Zammy on a onesie, shirt, or hoodie for you little one, or embrace your inner kid with a shirt of your own.
Over the last week, this area has been full of Maryland pride and for good reason. Baltimore native Michael Phelps and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky have dominated the Rio Olympics, winning a ridiculous eight gold medals combined. The pinnacle Maryland moment occurred on the medal stand Tuesday when Phelps’ friends yelled “O!” during the national anthem. You can’t get more Maryland than that.
As of Saturday morning, athletes from the Old Line State have won 12 of the United States’ 20 gold medals. If Maryland was a country by itself, it would have the second most golds in the Olympics, sitting right behind China (13). That is insanity.
To celebrate, I made a sexy new RMNB t-shirt.
The holidays are upon us. The gifts are wrapped, you’ve listened to our holiday office party podcast, and all that’s left is to put the finishing trimmings on the tree. And if you don’t have something for the top of your tree, like RMNB reader Dave, you get a little creative.
— David (@CranstonDavid) December 20, 2015
Last week, the Capitals released their holiday video, which was an homage to the film A Christmas Story. It was fantastic. The biggest highlight for us obviously was Alex Ovechkin in Ralphie’s pink bunny suit.
Let me repeat: a Pink! Bunny! Suit!
During the off-season, former Capitals winger Joel Ward signed a three-year deal with the San Jose Sharks. Many members of the Caps fan base were saddened by the loss of a player known to everyone as “the Big Cheese.”
“Wardo is one of those guys who does all the right things during the games and is very detailed,” Trotz said to Mike Vogel on Dump ‘N’ Chase. “He is a fun guy to be around, and he is a good pro. Anytime you see a guy like that, those guys always have friends in hockey because they’re such great teammates and for coaches, they’re great guys to coach.”
Tuesday the Sharks come to DC for the first and only time this year, marking Wardo’s first game back in Washington since the signing. We knew we had to do something special for him.
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