Even though the Edmonton Oilers have missed the playoffs ten straight years, they still have some of the most passionate fans in the NHL. Wednesday during pregame warmups, a sibling rivalry was revealed when one brother, wearing an Alex Ovechkin jersey, held up hand-made sign against the glass that said GO CAPS GO.
The older brother, wearing an Oilers jersey, disapproved. I know this because he held up a sign of his own that said When the Oilers win I still have to go home with this loser. His sign then had an arrow pointing at his brother.
If you’re a long-time reader of RMNB, you probably know my most-known Caps drawings are the “Unleash the Fury” Russian Machine signs I’ve been bringing to games since 2009. It’s been almost two years since I last updated my Fury sign so I decided over the summer that for the 2016-17 season, Mr. Russian Machine would get an upgrade.
Russia defeated Finland 3-0 on Thursday and advanced to the World Cup of Hockey semifinals where they’ll play Canada.
In the front row of Air Canada Center, Alex Ovechkin was rooted on by four special Caps jersey-wearing fans, two of which had to go to great lengths to make it to the game.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson is two games away from flying to Sochi, Russia, to participate in his first ever Olympic Games. Beyond some patriotic mittens and a press conference in front of The White House, the fanfare around Carlson’s honor has been, at least in my opinion, kinda tame.
Tonight, that’ll get kicked up another notch. During pre-game warm-ups, Reader Julia D. will be holding the sign above. It reads Good Luck Carly! Bring home the gold! It is awesome and I love it.
Photo credit: Greg Fiume
The Washington Capitals have announced that Czech defenseman Tomas Kundratek has signed a two-year contract worth $1.1 million. Kundratek played 49 games with the AHL’s Hershey Bears last season, scoring 16 goals and tallying 31 points. His surprising breakthrough resulted in an extended look in the NHL, where Kundratek played in 25 games, netting one goal and seven points.
This new deal with the 23-year-old blueliner is another example of George McPhee’s crafty management.
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