Earlier today, the Capitals released the promotional schedule for the 2016-17 season which includes the fan giveaways for the season as well as the return of some popular theme nights, like the Heritage Nights. The schedule notes some new promotions too, including the chance for fans to vote for the fan’s choice bobblehead during the November 8 election night game vs the San Jose Sharks.
Tom Wilson has achieved many things in his career, but he just received the most adorable honor yet.
A seven-year-old Caps fan wrote her autobiography, and the Caps–especially Wilson–got a lot of love. Wilson didn’t just earn a casual mention in the book–he made the first page. Specifically, he was featured in the third sentence. The young author also gave a shout-out to Nicklas Backstrom, naming Backy as Wilson’s best friend.
The author’s mom tweeted a picture of the story at Wilson, who retweeted it to his followers. (There’s artwork included, too!)
The Captials have rolled out their new banners located outside the parking garage of Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the 2016-17 season.
The banners feature both past and current players from the team including T.J. Oshie, Matt Niskanen, Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom, Yvon Labre, Mike Gartner, Rod Langway, Dale Hunter and Braden Holtby (listed as “Holtbeast”).
Team Finland and Team Russia will face off in the World Cup of Hockey on Thursday at 3:00 p.m in Toronto. Finland has already been eliminated after Team North America beat Team Sweden 4-3 in overtime with that absolutely gorgeous goal from Nathan MacKinnon, but for Patrik Laine this game will be another chance to face his idol and our treasure, Caps forward Alex Ovechkin.
This Saturday, we are hosting our first ever hockey tournament at the Michael & Son Sportsplex in Rockville. The funds raised from the game will benefit the Russian Machine Never Brakes campaign to get Caps fan Ryan Ellis into the Dover Xfinity race on October 1. We already announced that the two champions of each league (recreational and advanced) will have the opportunity to raise the GR8 Missing Tooth Trophy (that Nathan spent like three weeks making).
Tonight we have some even more exciting news to share. National pizza chain Papa John’s has graciously agreed to donate one free large pizza coupon to every person who plays in our tournament. For those keeping track at home, that’s 88 free pizzas. And that’s perfect for the Papa John’s brand. Last season, Papa John’s teamed up with the Great Eight himself, Alex Ovechkin, and donated money to charity for every $8 pizza that was bought.
So now Saturday is not only a hockey party, but it’s a pizza party as well.
We still have FOUR openings left for the tournament. If you’d like to join us, you can purchase your ticket here. Our fundraiser ends Thursday so basically, sign up RIGHT now or you’re going to miss out.
Ever since RMNB launched its new and improved website, long-time readers have had one burning question: What happened to the tooth?
The tooth, as eagle-eyed readers will recall, used to live in the top right corner of the RMNB home page, a subtle homage to the missing front tooth of Capitals captain and the Russian machine that never breaks, Alex Ovechkin.
But the redesign evicted the tooth, setting it adrift in the vast nothingness of the hockleyess summer.
Wednesday morning, Team Russia players arrived at CONSOL Energy Center with a nice surprise by their lockers. Russian captain Alex Ovechkin had given every player a special Unity Edition of Beats By Dre headphones. The wireless headphones appear to be specially painted in Russia’s colors.
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.
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