On Monday, Caps fans Nick and Jenn Passero published photos of their baby Troy Nicklas celebrating his first Halloween. Their adorable child, named after former Capital Troy Brouwer and Super Swede Nicklas Backstrom, wore a homemade Halloween costume of Tom Wilson sitting in a penalty box. The photos went so viral that even Pavel Datsyuk posted a copy of one of the images on his own Instagram.
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.
RMNB readers Jenn and Nick P. have always been enthusiastic Caps fans. For example, they named their recently born son, Troy Nicklas, after Troy Brouwer and Nicklas Backstrom.
On Monday, Jenn and Nick dressed Baby Troy in his first Halloween costume and this time, the parents thought an homage to Tom Wilson was appropriate. Now dressing up your baby as a hockey enforcer is cute, but it’s the final detail that makes this memorable. Jenn constructed a makeshift penalty box for Troy to wear and sit in.
Entering Saturday’s game in Vancouver, Barry Trotz made a big change to the forward lines, bringing Tom Wilson into the top six. That move drew criticism from soft-handed, overeducated elites from websites such as R.M.N.B. dot com, but it worked.
Wilson scored in the first period after a dandy pass from linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Opinions vary widely on Tom Wilson. Many fans around the league think he’s a dirty player while Caps fans forever debate whether he’s a bust or not. To all of this I have the following to say: who cares?
Today, our purpose here is not to make sweeping judgements for or against the Caps fourth line forward. We are also not going to compare Wilson to other first round picks and assess the judgement of selecting him in the first round.
Today, we are here to recognize Tom Wilson for being one of the Caps most trusted and effective penalty killers.
Sunday night, Capitals players held their annual Halloween Party at the Mari Vanna restaurant in Washington DC. The costumes were fantastic.
Superstar Alex Ovechkin slicked back his hair and put on a prisoner costume. His wife Nastya, who I’m guessing was his captor, dressed up as a police officer, potentially giving us an inside look into who truly wears the pants in that relationship. Meanwhile #CapsNeighbors Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky dressed up as stepbrothers and TJ Oshie and his wife Lauren were Mr. and Mrs Smith… with a twist.
Check out all the costumes below.
The brobeans (minus one — *sob*) are at it again.
In the Capitals’ monthly playbook, Breakaway, Andre Burakovsky answered 10 random questions about sports, teammates, and cars, and the answers are nothing short of entertaining. In no particular order, let’s first take a look at some of these responses.
Michael Latta may no longer be with the Washington Capitals, but Tom Wilson is continuing some of the duo’s strange traditions from last season.
Last year, you’ll recall that Wilson and Latta hit TJ Oshie in the buttocks with their sticks during warm-ups. The routine began towards the end of the season.
Well, you guys, video has emerged from Saturday’s Caps game of Wilson hitting Oshie in the rear again. Except this time, Wilson is much more gentle.
Saturday night, Alex Ovechkin made his way to Echostage shortly after the Capitals defeated the New York Islanders 2-1 at Verizon Center. Joined at the club by his wife Nastya Ovechkina and Caps forward Tom Wilson, the Russian machine actually went out on stage and dropped the beat for Dzeko and Torres in front of a capacity crowd. The Canadian DJ’s wore Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson jerseys during their set.
According to Twitter user @JhaviNation who was at the show, Ovechkin “came out for one song and actually put on headphones. Then he stayed on the stage.”
Nastya captured the moment when Ovi dropped the beat on Instagram.
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