Wednesday afternoon, the NHL’s online shop updated the pre-filled text on their customized jersey pages and Twitter is going to love this.
I’ll let reader Sam C. explain.
Despite the regular season looming, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov is still not re-signed. Alex Ovechkin spoke to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir about Orlov’s ongoing contract talks, stating, “I hope [Orlov’s] going to stay.”
If you didn’t know already, locker room logos are sacred. You don’t step on the logo, it’s considered disrespectful and you probably want the team that the logo belongs to, to lose forever if you do commit said act. I’m not much of a superstitious gal, but it’s getting to the point in my fandom with this team that I think we should probably try everything and anything. Even if that means we won when I ate a kale salad and now I need to eat kale salad for lunch every single game day.
During a bitter playoff series last season with rival Pittsburgh, Braden Holtby showed an incredible amount of class when he gave his stick away to a Penguins fan battling cancer.
“It’s what we play the game for is to create positive influences on people,” Holtby said that day. “The Penguins are doing a great thing having him as their guest and luckily we got to share a little part of that and hopefully make his day a little better.”
On Tuesday, Holtby was back in Pittsburgh to practice with Team Canada ahead of his country’s final World Cup of Hockey exhibition game against Russia. This time he had kind words to say about the Pittsburgh organization and it’s definitely a thing you’re not going to enjoy reading.
If you just can’t wait until the Capitals start their training camp Sept. 23 to get your fix of brobeans and cinnamon rolls, you’re in luck. Five Caps players will man the grill in a promotion for the new Nando’s Peri-Peri opening near Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston on Saturday.
Andre Burakovsky, Lars Eller, Stan Galiev, Nate Schmidt, and Tom Wilson will appear at the new restaurant between noon and 7 p.m. Saturday, along with Capitals alumnus Paul Mulvey, Red Rockers, Caps public address announcer Wes Johnson, Elliot Segal, and Craig and Courtney Laughlin.
Funko, an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture toys, just officially announced it’s POP! Hockey line is coming in November. We first reported the news in late August. The NHL line features two Alex Ovechkin figurines: one in the Caps’ red home jersey which will be sold to the general public and one in the Caps’ white away jersey which will be sold exclusively in Canada.
Both figurine models show Ovi’s skates with white laces. But at least he has his scruffy beard.
On Sunday, Team Russia arrived at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ practice facility in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, to train for several days ahead of their game Thursday against Team Canada.
The bizarreness of the situation was not lost on Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov, whose Caps team was eliminated by rival Pittsburgh during the 2015-16 playoffs. While the teammates practiced, there was a giant Mario Lemieux banner hanging at the south end of the rink. According to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir, Ovechkin’s temporary locker was placed right beside where Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby normally dresses too.
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