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A few years ago in Hershey, I told Dmitry Orlov that he should totally get a Twitter account. I explained that he could read our terribly-written bloggy blogs, post selfies with his friends, and be on top of everything – from world news to what Caps fans are saying about him.

Orly looked at me bashfully and said, “No, No, no. That stuff’s not for me.”

Whelp three years later, I’m happy to report a social media miracle has happened. This afternoon, Orlov got on Twitter. He confirmed the news to RMNB.

You can now follow him here at @orlov_09.

(And please do it, we may or may not have a bet going with him that we can get him a few thousand followers by the end of the night.)

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Before New York met the Washington Capitals in the second round, the Rangers’ Twitter account made a bold decision: they would abandon using uppercase letters (capital letters… get it?!) in their tweets for the duration of the series.

Cute gimmick, but then they blew it, and then the Caps scored.

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Fedor noticed something on Tuesday, and I just had to comment on it. Vitek Vanecek‘s bio photo on the Champions Hockey League website was not even close to being correct.

I made a crack about it on the Twitters.

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You know things are bad when even the Canadians are trolling. At least they’re nice about it.

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Usually, the Washington Capitals Twitter account has an uptight, professional feel. Think the opposite of the Los Angeles Kings. But on Friday night, after the Flyers instigated a ridiculous line brawl with the Caps (which included a goalie fight), all internal social media style guides were thrown out the window. Yes, Flyers. Eat glorious #Scoreboard!

The Caps lose points for still using that lame #CapsFlyers hashtag, but whatever, this is progress! I love it.

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Happy Tweet Like Ovi Day))))))))))))))))

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You guys, today is August 8th (8/8) and you know what that means! It’s time to celebrate Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and his amazing communication style on teh Twitters with our very own made-up holiday, Tweet Like Ovi Day.

To participate, jump on the social network, drink approximately 9 to 10 Red Bulls, and then recklessly abandon all grammar and punctuation rules you learned in grade school. Make sure to conclude every tweet with a hahaha and some exuberant close parenthesis )))))). You’ll also want to include the hashtag #TweetLikeOviDay in your submissions. Let’s get this ish trending.

As always, if you need some style-guide tips, follow the master himself @Ovi8 and peruse his timeline. This year, we’re also encouraging our readers to submit photos. Put on your favorite Nike t-shirts and hats, black out a tooth, and strike a pose.

We’ll be embedding our favorite tweets of the day as they happen below. Have fun.

This gon’ be so sick))))))))))

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The Washington Capitals have announced that they’ve re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Karl Alzner to a four-year deal which will keep the gifted beard grower in DC through 2016-17. Alzner, who hasn’t missed a game for three consecutive seasons, is one of the team’s most underrated players.

General Manager George McPhee inked Alzner to both a long term and a low annual average salary, $2.8 million. Combined with brother-from-another-mother John Carlson, the two top pairing quality defenseman will count a combined $6.76 million against the cap for the next four years. That’s some A freaking 1 news right there.

With Alzner now taken care of, McPhee will now look to sign Marcus Johansson long-term. Per capgeek.com, the Capitals have $5,665,705 of cap space left.

And oh yeah, by the way, Alzner’s back on Twitter. TIME TO PARTY!

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When Alex Ovechkin Scoars

Alex Ovechkin scored his 19th goal of the season late in the first period of Tuesday’s game against the Hurricanes. It extended Ovi’s point streak to nine games, gave the team some momentum heading into intermission, blah blah blah, look at what Twitter does when he scores a pretty one:

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Welcome Brooks Laich to Twitter

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Finally. Washington Capitals Center and latest victim of #brittlegroin, Brooks Laich, just signed up for teh twitters. You can find him at the euonymous handle @brookslaich.

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Nicky Backstrom Weighs in on US Politics

Sorry, Nick. Unless you’re an NFL referee or Big Bird, you’re probably not getting any love this debate season.

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