Despite the threat of Winter Storm Stella dumping up to a foot of snow on the DC area, and its disappointing aftermath, the thought on many people’s minds this week is tinted green with the arrival of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The Capitals, too, are thinking green, with their own week-long celebration entitled Green Week, which will run March 13-17.
The Thursday March 16th game versus the Nashville Predators is the Capitals’ St. Patrick’s Day celebration game. The team will be wearing special green jerseys during warm-ups, as well as use green tape on their sticks. The jerseys and sticks, along with special green pucks, will be autographed and up for auction. Proceeds will benefit the Anacostia Watershed Society. You can bid on those items now via Handbid.
Take a closer look at these beautiful sweaters.
When I was a kid, I always loved it when it was St. Patrick’s Day. We’d get those chocolate gold-foil coins from our teachers, my classmates and I would all talk like drunk Irishmen, and we’d all wear green from head to toe — or face the consequences of a painful pinch from 20 classmates. Plus, I was always the only one in my class named Ian and I’m actually 15% Irish. That always got a lot of attention from the girls… for one day at least. Now, things are totally different. Everyday, I go into work. I have the same routine. And I never really know what the date is unless I go to the bank at lunch. How depressing is that?
So this year, in an effort to reconnect with my inner-youth, I unilaterally decided that RMNB would have a St. Patrick’s Day post. And what better way to celebrate than by
drinking until you turn green watching this video produced by the NHL, featuring a special cameo by — you guessed it — Alex O’Vechkin. Enjoy!
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