Begging for a follow is a hallmark of social media. Capitals forward Brooks Laich already has a big online fanbase (being engaged to a Hollywood superstar has probably helped), but he’s not excepted from those requests.
Tom Wilson and Michael Latta, who have gained notoriety of their own thanks to their off-ice hijinks) took follow-begging one step further by doing so in the comments of Laich’s own Instagram post.
Early in the second period against the Pacific Division leading Kings, Green snapped a 1-1 tie by skating into the slot to collect a rebound and firing the puck past Jhonas Enroth. It was typical aggressive Mike Green hockey. After the tally, Green broke into a smile before being hugged by his teammates, who are not Washington Capitals. Green had spent his entire 10-year career with the Caps before signing a three-year, $18-million deal with the Wings this offseason. Battling an injury for part of the season, he had previously six point in 13 games for Detroit.
“I’ve been kind of concentrating on trying to shoot the puck more and, you know, at least get something created,” Green told reporters after Detroit’s 3-2 victory. “So it felt good today.”
Yep, it happened again. Former Capital Joel Ward, he of locked in a bathroom stall fame, got locked out of the visitors locker room in Philadelphia on Thursday. I’ll let CSN Philadelphia’s Chris Therien explain.
Last Saturday, during the Capitals’ long break between games, center Nicklas Backstrom tattooed someone. And by tattooed I truly mean he permanently carved a message into someone’s body with needle and ink.
Over the summer, Capitals forward Brooks Laichproposed to his girlfriend, actress Julianne Hough. Since they began dating, Hough has become a Caps fan favorite, frequently stopped on the Verizon Center concourse for photo requests, which she happily obliges.
The Capitals have announced this thing, and we don’t understand it. Along with the Wizards, the team is using virtual reality technology to improve coaching and the fan experience and maybe also h4x0r the Gibson? I’m really not sure. It’s definitely not Google Glass though, and that is a relief.
Actually it sounds pretty neat. The organization’s passion for innovation is fantastic (p.s. Thanks, Ted, for instant messaging, that was real nice of you). That still doesn’t mean I understand this yet. And I work in technology. Maybe you can read the press release and explain it to me?
On March 19, 2009, Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season in a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ovechkin became the Capitals’ first ever three-time 50-goal scorer (which he has done three more times since), but it was what he did after the goal that became legend. To celebrate, Ovechkin dropped his stick to the ice and warmed his hands as if the stick were on fire.
The NHL’s Player Safety Department met with several repeat offenders in an attempt to reign them in. One was Zac Rinaldo, who escaped suspension a week earlier for hitting Sean Couturier, much to the department’s chagrin. While in Arizona during camp, Chris Pronger spoke with Steve Downie and John Scott. New Jersey’s Jordin Tootoo was offered the opportunity after being fined for a dangerous trip. Now on the radar? Washington’s Tom Wilson. Several teams have complained about his hits. As of yet, no meeting. But it’s been requested.
Who do you think complained? It’s gotta beBrayden Schenn, right?
It remains to be seen if Barry Trotz will use these lines in game action, but Backstrom and Ovechkin skating together in practice is noteworthy. After all, if Ponch and John started working different shifts, but then Ponch came back to day shift, wouldn’t that be noteworthy?