Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward muscled up and scored a career-high 24 goals last season. Now everybody’s favorite Prince Edward Island University graduate is breaking panes of glass at Kettler with his shot.
Because most of our readers want to immediately hand over their life savings to the NHL, I’ve uncovered which Winter Classic merchandise is available to be bought– like, right now. Also, at the bottom, I’ve found dates on when other merch is expected to be in stores.
But the most interesting part of the day was having some of the biggest NHL personalities on the same podium modeling all this cool new stuff. Amanda Bowen, who’s had quite a busy first week with RMNB, has your photos from the event.
The jersey’s got stripes! (Photo: Monumental Network)
At noon on Tuesday, the Washington Capitals will debut their new Winter Classic jerseys. All the big wigs are in attendance: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, NHLPA Don Fehr, and Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis. Also scheduled to attend are Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Braden Holtby, who will be modeling the new sweaters.
There will be a lot of information to cover today: plans for the game, a 24/7-like documentary series leading up to the game, the Caps new WC logo, the NHL’s logo, whatever the Hawks are doing, rink placement inside the stadium, views from the seats, and probably even more.
We’ll update this post as information comes in so keep refreshing. Have a blast in the comments. Also, we’ll have some awesome photos from Amanda Bowen, who is photographing the event for us, later.
I was working on my new patio on Sunday night, so I missed the entire Washington Capitals/Buffalo Sabres preseason game. Bummer, I know. Luckily for me, Steve Wilhite of CompuServe invented GIFs in the late 80s, so I didn’t to have to miss one of the greatest hip checks ever.
And I’m saying that last part seriously, without hyperbole.
Australian Nathan Walker is teeny-tiny. He’s a baby joey hanging out in his mama’s pouch. But when Walker knocked Vaclav Karabacek heels-over-head on Sunday night, his slight 5-foot-8 frame didn’t matter.
Sent to us from an anonymous but beneficent RMNB reader, here’s a sneak peek of what is probably the Capitals’ logo for the 2015 Winter Classic.
The photo is grainy and taken from a good distance away, but you can definitely make out a W on the outfield wall– the same one Bryce Harper crashes into once or twice a month. It’s apparent this is the Caps’ logo as it sits opposite a recognizable Blackhawks logo at left.
Looks like the Caps are doing something bold with their branding this time around. Blue, not red, seems to be the dominant color. The W appears to be surrounded by a ring of stars (or are they dots?). The tops of the W might have crowns above them… or something.
Recently, a lot of Washington Capitals masks designed by Swedish airbrush artist Dave Gunnarsson havelookedsimilar (which is kind of hard to avoid when you do a million of these). Justin Peters‘ new mask is, um, not one of those.
“In junior [hockey], my nickname was Pete-Dawg,” Peters began as he showed off his new bucket to RMNB Saturday. “That’s the whole theme behind my mask. It’s a dog, obviously. It’s got the mean teeth and stuff.”
The mask, which features a dog’s mouth wide open with yellowed, bloody canine teeth surrounding the opening of the mask, includes subtle details like the Caps weagle and stars. On the bottom of the mask, Peters’ nickname is found in a script font with a weathered look.