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.
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.
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.
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:
OVI OVI OVI OVI OVI OVI OVI OVI OVIWOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW
Over the weekend, the internet embarrassed itself once again when a Penn State student website called the Onward State prematurely reported Joe Paterno’s death. At 8:45 PM on Saturday, the website tweeted: “Our sources can now confirm: Joseph Vincent Paterno has passed away tonight at the age of 85.” CBS Sports, The Huffington Post, and SB Nation — all in a rush to get their stories up first to rank well in Google — posted stories of their own minutes later without attributing their information or checking their own sources. The Paterno family debunked the news shortly thereafter and a lot of yolk was on a lot of peoples’ faces.