The Washington Capitals have clearly stepped their bobblehead game up this season. A week after allowing fans to vote for one of three fantastic personality-driven player bobbles, the Capitals released their holiday ticket package and its accompanying gift is one of the most clever Alex Ovechkin bobbleheads ever produced.
Tuesday night, the results of a Very Important Election were announced. No, not the United States presidential election–the Caps Bobblehead Election!
After a flurry of hashtag voting, it was revealed that Braden Holtby is your winner. Holtby beat out Justin Williams and Tom Wilson, despite apparently not voting for himself.
Today is November 8, election day in America, and…
*Wait, have you voted yet? You haven’t? Dude, stop reading this immediately and go vote right now. Cool? Cool.*
While many of you are mainly concerned with who the next US President will be between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, inside the Capitals locker room there is a great debate about another (ceramic) neck-and-neck race.
The Capitals are hosting a vote for the next Capitals bobblehead between Braden Holtby’s holtbyism, Tom Wilson’s Wiiiiillllllsssssssooooon Halloween costume, and Justin Williams’ fro.
The players are divided. Some of the candidates aren’t even voting for themselves.
November 8 is election day in the United States. And this year, the Caps are giving fans the chance to make another very important decision: What should the next Capitals bobblehead giveaway be?
Tuesday morning via Facebook Live, the Capitals revealed the three candidates for the bobbleheads and they are tremendous.
Inova Blood Donor Services holds blood drives at Kettler Capitals Iceplex every few months. Their next event is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 from 7AM to 5PM. This time around they will be giving away Dmitry Orlov bobbleheads and a Capitals t-shirt to anyone who donates blood.
For those who interested, you can sign up for an appointment here. Not only will you help save a life, but you’ll also go home with a collectible of the Caps’ best Russian defenseman.
Photo: Sydney S.
Something amazing happened Monday after the Capitals morning skate, and you need to see it right this very minute. Alex Ovechkin walked out of Kettler Capitals Iceplex cradling a giant bobblehead of Alex Ovechkin.
It’s like when Eli Manning held that tiny bucket except twice as disturbing and ten times more confusing.
Reader Sydney S. tells me that Human Ovi put Bobble Ovi safely in the passenger seat of the Ovimobile and then drove away.
Oh? You want more pictures? Here are some more pictures.
Ovi watches fan metro’ing home. (Photo: @of_elk)
Tonight, the Washington Capitals gave away Alex Ovechkin bobbleheads to everyone in attendance. Before the game (inspired by Reader Greta) we asked you guys to tweet us your own personal photos with the Ovi bobblehead. Some of them were really clever – such as the one of Ceramic Ovi pointing to The Ovi Spot. And some, like the above photo, kind of made us wonder.
Like why did someone break their bobblehead? They could totally get like $40 for that ish on eBay! Why does the person sitting in front of it not seem bothered at all that a decapitated ceramic head is staring back at her? Also, how did someone manage to perfectly wedge that noggin in-between the seat railing. I have so many questions.
Regardless, here are my favorite 20 photos you guys sent us. Keep being weird, you weirdos.
Over the last few years, Inova Blood Donor Services has held seasonal blood drives at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Each time, you guys come out in full force to help the community (you’re cool like that) and get the special perks that come with it. Not only do you help save a life, you also get a Caps player bobblehead and a t-shirt.
The next scheduled blood drive is on Saturday, December 6th. Tuesday night, Caps radio announcer John Walton released an image of the next bobblehead to be given out. It’s not a player.
It’s new Caps head coach Barry Trotz!
Photos via @CapitalsPR
In a month and a half, we’ll officially be in the hockey dead zone. There’ll be a new Stanley Cup Champion (either Jeff Schultz or Henrik Lundqvist). The draft will be over, as will development camp. Most free agents will have found their new teams.
But right smack dab in the middle of the most boring part of the year, Inova Blood Services will be hosting a blood drive at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Saturday, July 26th from 7am to 5pm. For those who schedule an appointment and donate blood (do it here), you’ll receive a bobblehead and a Capitals t-shirt.
This is no ordinary bobblehead. This is The Big Cheese himself, Joel Ward. And it may very well be the most impeccably made ceramic figurine I have ever seen (please forgive me, Joel Rechlicz Bobblefist).
Just take a look at these pics.
GIF by welshhockeyfan
The Washington Capitals organization loves bobbleheads. They’ve given out countless resin statues in recent years. At blood drives, at home games, or as part of the team’s Kids Club: tons tiny, oddly proportioned Caps players have made their way into fans’ homes.
Tonight we add another to that family: mustached
George Parros Troy Brouwer.
Troy’s handlebar look is because of Movember. Many Caps — most notably Karl Alzner and Alex Ovechkin — are growing ‘staches this month to raise money and awareness for cancer research and mental health.
So the Brouw bobblehead– the Brouwblehead– is particularly awesome– even though it looks more like Super Mario than #20.
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