Caps at Six Flags

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Posted April 14, 2013
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A nice welcome sign for Caps fans at the entrance of the park (Photos by Andy Wallace)

On Sunday, the Washington Capitals rented out Six Flags America for yet another season ticket holder party. It was a beautiful, yet cold, night in the park as Caps fans poured in to ride roller coasters, get free food, and meet their favorite Caps players.  This year however I didn’t see much player activity throughout the park. The festivities started at 6pm as the park shutdown for regular guests and stayed open only for the season ticket holders. The autograph session started just a half hour after, so there wasn’t much time for the players to fit in any rides.

Autograph tables were spread throughout the park as each player was placed strategically so there were never any traffic jams for the fans who simply wanted to take advantage of the short lines for rides.

So table after table, each player seemed to run away into the shadows and call it a night – but not The Great Eight, with his fiancée Maria Kirilenko by his side. He seems to be a bit confused by the game at first but about $50 later he won Maria a stuffed snake which she then handed to a little girl. Video:

Martin Erat and Aaron Volpatti signing autographs for a few young fans

Martin Erat and Aaron Volpatti signing autographs for a few young fans

Aaron Volpatti handing me back my autograph sheet

Aaron Volpatti

Marcus Johannson and Wojtek Wolski signing a few hockey sticks

Marcus Johannson and Wojtek Wolski signing a few hockey sticks

Troy Brouwer signing a Nicklas Backstrom jersey

Troy Brouwer signing a Nicklas Backstrom jersey

Nicklas Backstrom signing a Nicklas Backstrom Jersey

Nicklas Backstrom signing a Nicklas Backstrom jersey

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Matt Hendricks and Tom Poti signing some autographs for a young fan

Mike Green showing off his much larger fauxhawk

Mike Green showing off his much larger fauxhawk

Braden Holtby signs autographs right next to The Jokers Jinx

Braden Holtby signs autographs right next to The Jokers Jinx

Mathieu Perreault and Jason Chimera sign some pucks

Mathieu Perreault and Jason Chimera sign some pucks

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A sea of red as fans wait in line for Holtby, Chimera, and Perreault

Karl Alzner signing a picture as he talks about Drew Brees for reason unknown

Karl Alzner signing a picture as he talks about Drew Brees for reasons unknown

John Carlson waits patiently for his next item to autograph

John Carlson waits patiently for his next item to autograph

Mike Ribeiro signs a nice white Caps hat

Mike Ribeiro signs a nice white Caps hat

Michal Neuvirth and John Erskine signing some posters

Michal Neuvirth and John Erskine signing some posters

Jeff Schultz signs some girls t-shirt as they share a laugh. Apparently double nickel is a ladies man.

Jeff Schultz signs a girl’s T-shirt as they share a laugh. Apparently double nickel is a ladies’ man.

Neuvy is as well

Neuvy is as well

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Shoved my camera in Ribeiro's face and this is what I get in return. Looks like the lights of the heavens are descending down upon him. Maybe its a sign that he's the one?

Shoved my camera in Ribeiro’s face and this is what I get in return. Looks like the lights of the heavens are descending down upon him. Maybe its a sign that he’s the one?

Marias reaction to the stuffed snake Ovi won for here

Maria’s reaction to the stuffed snake Ovi won for here

Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Huge Washington Capitals fan and writer for @CapsOutsider. Cover bobbleheads and special hockey events. #Caps #Bears #Royals #Medvescak #Kloten #Brynäs #Urbom
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