Tonight is the Caps’ first game of the 2016-17 season, a preseason tilt at Verizon Center against the Carolina Hurricanes.
One new wrinkle the Caps just unveiled for this season is that pucks from warm-ups will be sold during games. Now if Ovi doesn’t toss you that puck you so desperately wanted, you can buy it yourself.
Before every game, the Washington Capitals usually play soccer. That’s what you get when half your team is European.
The players usually form a circle and kick a soccer ball around in the air. In addition to waking up their muscles and tuning hand-eye coordination, the kickaround is a common team-building activity.
Except tonight, either because the players wanted to change things up due to their seven-game losing streak or because they forgot to pack the right equipment– the players used a giant yoga ball instead of soccer ball. CSN opened their telecast with a clip. It was silly.
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