Only a few hours remain until the puck drops for the Capitals’ first game of the regular season. After their most recent second-round playoff exit, a summer of speculation ensued. The most nebulous question: How does this team
finally make a deep playoff run?
While there’s no definite answer, RMNB’s own Pat Holden, Elyse Bailey, Spenser Smallwood, and Chris Cerullo sought to answer a few questions I posed about the Caps’ chances at a Cup. See what they have to say, and, as always, feel free to argue with them in the comments.
Two years ago, Tom Wilson, Michael Latta, and Andre Burakovsky all lived with each other in an apartment in Arlington. The trio labeled themselves “brobeans” and, according to Michael Latta, couldn’t stop wrestling with each other.
Last September, Burakovsky moved out, citing a need for privacy. It put in motion a Jenga-like collapse for the Caps roomies, as Michael Latta was later non-tendered by the team in June and signed with Los Angeles in July.
However, on Monday night things finally seemed to get back to normal for our favorite boys when Burakovsky tweeted a photo with Tom Wilson.
For those of you who buy the Caps’ Dog Calendar year after year, we have some great news. The Caps just announced the date when they will be available.
On Friday, November 18 during the Caps/Red Wings game, the organization will put up a limited number of calendars up for sale at the MSE Foundation table located at Section 104 on the main concourse of the Verizon Center.
The Capitals also released a few photos already taken for the calendar.
Sunday night, Andre Burakovsky “got his glow on” at everyone’s favorite cosmetics retailer, Lush. The UK company carries a myriad of products, from “Love Lettuce” face masks to their cult classic bath bombs.
Tom Wilson broke the news via Twitter, where he also posted a photo of Burakovsky carrying one of Lush’s trademark paper bags. We can only guess what’s inside—avocado shampoo bars or Dream Cream body lotion?
On Saturday, September 17th a large contingent of the Caps organization took over the new Nando’s PERi-PERi in Arlington to help benefit Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation. The players that participated included Andre Burakovsky, Lars Eller, Stanislav Galiev, Nate Schmidt, and Tom Wilson. Additional members that helped out were Caps alumnus Paul Mulvey, PA Announcer Wes Johnson, the Red Rockers, Slapshot, Elliot In The Morning, and CSN’s Caps analysts Craig Laughlin and Courtney Laughlin.
It sure looks like everyone had a great time.
The summer months haven’t been too shabby for Caps players. Karl Alzner and his wife, Mandy, welcomed a baby boy in early June, while TJ and Lauren Oshie had their second girl about three weeks later. Ovi just got married. And, of course, there’s been a whole lot of golfing — a staple of the offseason.
Most recently, Tom Wilson hit the course with girlfriend Taylor Pischke, a Canadian volleyball player. Wilson captioned the photo: Newest member of the LPGA @taylor_pischke. While the message’s intention was to be cute, Andre Burakovsky, on the other hand, only saw a challenge, commenting: Yeah you need to practice buddy, I will beat you when I’m back.
The other day, the Capitals posted this GIF of Andre Burakovsky in a reply to a fan on Twitter. Now I’m not totally sure why, but deep down in my gut an alarm went off, telling me THIS GIF IS VERY RELEVANT TO RMNB READERS.
Again, I don’t know why – it’s just the Burracuda sticking his tongue out while skating by a camera. But I’m going to trust that instinct, an instinct that has guided my hockey blogging for the last seven years. So here you go: the andre-burakovsky-tongue.gif!
“Thanks Audi Malmo for this amazing car,” Burakovsky’s punctuation-less Instagram caption reads. “you guys have been nothing but great @audimalmohbg #fastandfurious #fast9”
The “amazing” new Audi is pretty sweet, but my favorite part is the decal on the left side.
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