On Sunday, Andre Burakovsky made hockey headlines when he got into a car that wasn’t his Uber. But it was where Burakovsky was going that showed his mind was still in the right place. The Swedish forward, who broke his hand days earlier, went to the Loudoun Top Golf to hang out and watch his friends drive golf balls. He will be there again next week, but this time with most of the Caps roster.
This upcoming Monday from 2-5pm, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is hosting an event called Wish Upon A Par. For $125, you can purchase a ticket and attend the event, which includes 2.5 hours of play and unlimited food and nonalcoholic beverages. But hurry, I’m told general admission tickets are going very fast. The event also is offering a rare and semi-inexpensive way to hang out with your favorite Caps player during the event.
Marcus Johansson joined the families of Nicklas Backstrom, TJ Oshie, Karl Alzner, and Daniel Winnik in the Bahamas for the Capitals’ bye week.
Tuesday night, Johansson found himself completely alone on the dance floor after a dinner with his teammates and their families. In the resulting video posted by Taylor Winnik, we learn that Mojo has sweet footwork off the ice too.
The Washington Capitals are dispersed all across North America for their bye week. The team’s captain, Alex Ovechkin, is spending his six day and seven-night stay with his wife Nastya on Sunny Isles Beach in Miami.
Staying high atop a hotel with an oceanview, the Ovechkins celebrated Valentine’s Day at the beach in the morning, playing cards and drinking champagne. Later things turned romantic with a surprise from Alex to his wife.
While the Oshies, Alzners, Winniks, Johanssons, and Backstroms are in the Bahamas and the Holtbys, the Chorneys, Tom Wilson, and Brett Connolly are in Turks and Caicos, Dmitry Orlov didn’t want to part with the cold chill of a hockey rink and instead is in Aspen, Colorado.
He and his wife Varvara are snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains.
On Monday we found out that the Alzners, Oshies and Winniks are vacationing together in the Bahamas during the Caps’ bye week. Tuesday night, we found out it’s not just the three couples and their kids. The Backstroms and Johanssons are with them, too.
In a post calling it the “Best Valentine’s Day we’ve ever had,” Taylor Winnik shared a photo of the whole 20-person crew, including some unidentified friends or family members, hanging out on the beach at Atlantis Paradise Island.
On Monday, we learned that a few Caps are vacationing together at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Today, several other teammates revealed that they were beaching it up together during the Caps’ bye week too.
Tom Wilson and his girlfriend Taylor Pischke, Taylor Chorney and his wife Haley, Brett Connolly and his fiancée Katrina, and Braden Holtby and his wife Brandi are all vacationing together in Turks and Caicos.
“Not much #Eddie #Turks #CoupleDucks,” Wilson wrote in a caption dripping with inside jokes.
That’s cool, but I’m going to need to enhance the top left of this photo.
We’ve got a good ol’ fashioned Hire-And-Fire to report!
Tuesday afternoon, the Montreal Canadiens stunned the hockey world by firing their head coach, Michel Therrien, and then hiring former Bruins head coach, Claude Julien to replace him. Julien was out of work for seven days, which is only 10,075 minutes off of Barry Trotz’s initial estimate.
The Washington Capitals have dispersed all across North America for their NHL bye week, and on Monday, we found out an amazing bit of news. The Oshie family, the Alzner clan, and the Winnik crew are all vacationing together at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
The Oshie family included TJ, his wife Lauren, their two daughters Leni and Lyla, and Lauren’s sister, Ally. Karl and Mandy Alzner brought along their little ones, Stella and Anson. Daniel Winnik tagged along too and brought his lovely wife, Taylor. All three families look like they are literally having the best time ever.
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper just took a steel chair to the Washington Capitals’ back.
Over the weekend, Harper, who roots for the axis of evil of sports teams, changed his hockey allegiance to his new hometown team, the Vegas Golden Knights, ungracefully letting down the Caps in the process.
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