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For D.C., Ovechkin Must Pick Up Where RGIII Left Off
Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Alena Schwarz)
While embroiled in the political circus that lead us to the edge of the fiscal cliff and coming to terms with the stark realization that we may never eat Twinkies again, we found our “caped crusader” in Redskin’s quarterback, Mr. Robert Griffin III. And while we rode that wave and loved it, the tide has rolled out this season for the Redskins and our beloved RG3. But wait, D.C. sports fans. Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s the Great 8, Alex Ovechkin, swooping in from Russia just in the nick of time! The lockout is over and he’s back, ready to dazzle us with some amazing hockey. He, along with his devoted sidekicks, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green, will recharge our spirit, and take up where RG3 left off.
With practice resuming at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, we can rest assured that soon the Verizon Center will be packed to rafters with crazed hockey fans in red that have been waiting way too long for the Washington Capitals to take the ice. And as the first puck drops they, and fans all across the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, will breathe a collective sigh of relief. Ovechkin and his Caps are back! We’re saved! Let’s Go Caps!
Nugget from camp: Joel Ward was joking about not missing media scrums during the lockout. He moved his locker across the room so he didn’t have to deal with the Brooks Laich/Jason Chimera/Troy Brouwer media scrums anymore. Now he’s got the whiteboard on one side, and John Carlson/ Jeff Schultz/ Jay Beagle on the other. He was laughing about it, but claimed that was really the reason.
Fehr tweeted: “I’m very happy to make it official, I’m back with the @washcaps! I can’t wait to get the season started!”