I have no idea if they’re coming or going, but here’s a quarter of the Caps roster– Tom Wilson, Justin Peters, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Connor Carrick, Andre Burakovsky, and Madison Bowey— on the same airplane.
Wilson, the mastermind of the selfie, Instagrammed this comment along with the pic: “Elbows up everyone. Looking good @kuzy092 #lotsoftigers”
Nope. No idea what that hashtag means.
I’m a horrible influence. On Saturday night, after I noticed Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg was at the Caps game, I encouraged fans to go down get an autograph from him. Then on Twitter, I dared one of our readers, @Caps_shutterbug, to get a selfie with Stras during intermission.
She actually did it.
Kessel, like a curious squirrel, looks on in confusion. (Photo: Andre Ringuette)
Look: I know this has nothing to do with the Capitals and these photos will be shared ad nauseam everywhere, but I have to do it.
On Sunday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. During the third period, Phil Kessel served a Leafs bench minor for too many men on the ice. While sitting in the box, Kessel, who looks more like a creepy gym teacher or your company’s disgruntled IT guy, noticed a Leafs fan who wanted a photo. Or maybe he was just confused.
This was the result.
I’m not sure how I missed this over the weekend, but I did and I am ashamed. During the Caps Dog Calendar shoot on Friday, several photographers, including our very own Amanda Bowen, captured Caps’ Russians Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov taking a selfie with two of the puppies. That’s great, but I never saw the actual finished product.
Kuznetsov later instagrammed the photo (#latergram), thank goodness, with the accompanying caption “very cute dog…”
On Wednesday night, the movie premiere of Fury, Brad Pitt‘s latest film, was held at the Newseum in Washington D.C. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is the first time Sony has held a world premier in the nation’s capital.
The movie, which takes place in Europe during the final month of World War II, is about a five-man crew that must try to accomplish a deadly mission in the heart of Nazi Germany. It stars Pitt, Shia LaBeouf (ew), Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs, and Scott Eastwood.
Many famous war celebrities were scheduled to attend such as retired four-star general Colin Powell, former Army Chief of Staff George Casey, and three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovech… Wait, what?
Photo: Aly D.
On Friday, the Washington Capitals took a break from the norm and traveled up to Navy’s Annapolis campus for a team-building event. The Caps got a tour of the Naval Academy from the university’s hockey team, ate lunch in the dining hall with midshipmen, and even held an open practice at McMullen Ice Arena.
Reader Aly D., a hockey player herself, had the chance to attend practice and see her favorite team skate. After the players left the ice, she met basically the entire team, taking selfies with Mike Green, Braden Holtby, and Michael Latta.
On Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals held an open house at Verizon Center. John Walton hosted a chalk talk in the lower bowl while Verizon Center employees began creating the new ice sheet for next season behind him. On top of that, Caps rookie forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, who
may challenge for will win the Calder Trophy next year, signed autographs for the adoring public.
As I hung out around the line forming to meet Kuznetsov, a fan that looked awfully darned familiar introduced himself to me. “Hi, I’m Max,” the teenager said with a big smile. “I’m from this!”
He then pointed to a 8×10”photo that landed on RMNB in late July.
RMNB reader and mega Caps fan Max attended Tuesday’s exhibition game at FedEx Field between Inter Milan and Manchester United. Because, like I said, Max is a mega Caps fan, he donned his Caps hat instead of the traditional soccer kit or scarf or something. (I barely watch soccer, my bad.) That decision worked out well for young Max.
Sitting in his same section were Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov. The Russian Caps spotted Max in his Weagle hat and — get this — asked Max to come over.
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