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Caps Outsider’s 2013 Year in Review
We once again close the door on another great year of blogging about the Capitals. Though our favorite team’s season ended in disappointment in the playoffs, we can still look back fondly on some of the most memorable moments of 2013. Caps Outsider vigorously covered the Red Rockers, every detail of every bobblehead in each of the Caps’ family of teams, and the Reading Royals’ Kelly Cup victory. We even adopted our first non-human writer, Ovie the Bulldog.
Caps Outsider would like to thank all of our readers, contributors, the Washington Capitals organization, the Washington Post, Gunaxin, Brendan Sheridan, Jarrod Wronski, and Japers’ Rink, who maintains order amongst the Caps blogosphere and makes sites relevant.
One standout this year on the Caps’ spirit squad is rookie Red Rocker Danielle.
The Red Rockers found themselves playing a game of street hockey on Saturday at the Caps Convention. The Brunettes beat the Blondes, 2-1.
Ever dreamed of being a cheerleader for a major league sports team?
The Washington Capitals host their Red Rocker auditions.
Meet Erin, one of the Red Rockers, which is an elite group of beautiful and talented young women who act as ambassadors for fun and excitement during Caps games.
Ovie the Bulldog
The Caps pooch raises more than $1000 for the American Heart Association.
Ovie the Bulldog writes about how his water bowl got stolen, and other things that happen outside Verizon Center.
Ovie the bulldog writes about his adventures at Kettler.
Does Ovie the Bulldog get Alex Ovechkin’s autograph?
Last night marked my 13th Capitals game in front of the Verizon Center but it was my first home season opener for the Caps.
Caps fans’ favorite pavement pup, Ovie the Bulldog, made his television debut Saturday, on “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy.”
Caps superfan Ovie the Bulldog will be on the Pet Show with Dr. Katy on Saturday, August 24th.
Despite getting the boot, Ovie the Bulldog was a big hit and had an enjoyable day at Fan Fest.
Art and Stuff
Elementary school students enter contest for pep rally hosted by the Caps.
The NHL released seven new logos for the teams that are playing in the 2014 NHL Stadium Series. Here’s how it would look if the Caps got that treatment.
D.C. area sports artist Paul Nichols created caricatures of Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin and Peter Bondra on pucks.
Artists flatten out heads of NHL players to make cyberfaces.
A guitar signed by most members of the 2013 Washington Capitals is up for bid on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins…
Caps bobbleheads sold at retail stores are rarer than you think.
A limited edition bobblehead of Alex Ovechkin with the Hart and Rocket Richard trophies is available at Verizon Center.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby was the prize bobblehead for fans who showed up to donate blood at the Inova Blood Drive at Kettler.
Fans received a Troy Brouwer “Movember” bobblehead at the Verizon Center on Tuesday. Here’s the Capitals Outsider review.
When the Caps’ promotional schedule came out, it came as little surprise that Troy Brouwer was finally getting a bobblehead. What did come as a surprise, though, was that Brouwer’s was…
Monumental Sports offers exclusive Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom (and Mike Green) bobbleheads, in road jerseys.
Here’s a comprehensive list of every Washington Capital, Hershey Bear, and Reading Royal bobblehead figure we could find.
Caps goaltender Olaf Kolzig’s bobblehead looks as if he’s ready to suit up and play again.
Bobbleheads are so 2012. Now, it’s garden gnomes
At long last, the Jason Chimera bobblehead has been released, given out to Caps Kids Club members at Tuesday’s game.
The Reading Royals aren’t the only team in the Caps family with Christmas-themed jerseys. The Hershey Bears will be sporting this lovely one on Sunday when the Bears face off against…
The Hershey Bears have been quite the donation machines these past few months, and only one day after wrapping up what was a very successful Movember, they were back at it…
Royals fans and players gathered at the Sovereign Center to celebrate the Kelly Cup.
Mark Owuya riled up the crowd with shouts of “VICTORY!” and enthusiastic fist-pumps, before being badgered into rapping by team captain Yannick Tifu.
In case you haven’t heard, the only Capitals-affiliated team left playing in May actually won something. And they went crazy with it.
For the first time in franchise history, the Reading Royals are Kelly Cup Champions.
Royals travel south to face NHL’s Capitals in an inter-league scrimmage.
Things to Remember
Caps video coach Brett Leonhardt has served many roles with the team, and for the second time, a back-up goalie.
It’s not often an equipment manager gets any recognitions – publicly, at least – but the Caps were good enough to honor Craig “Woody” Leydig for working 2,000 games
A hat was on the ice after the Capitals won in OT. It was likely Michal Neuvirth’s.
Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy joined the Post Sports Live crew, along with a room full of rowdy Caps fans on Wednesday, talking about life as a hockey player and his long…
Hearing John Walton call the Ray Emery assault on Braden Holtby on Friday was the hockey equivalent to listening to Herbert Morrison call the Hindenburg disaster.
Mathieu Perreault’s time in Washington has come to an end.
Yell louder, folks, the meter has returned.
Caps players on hand for autographs, photos, and a bit of bowling.
Those who follow the offseason shenanigans of Comcast SportsNet’s Craig Laughlin know that he runs a hockey camp at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD. called Network Hockey.
Hockey jersey maker owns the original Washington Capitals’ 1997-98 Eastern Conference Champions banner.
Here is an unofficial and certainly ever-growing glossary of Beninati-Laughlin-isms
JB Smoove, who plays news cameraman Ray on CBS’s The Millers, wears a Washington Capitals jersey in an episode of The Millers.
Don’t be “that guy,” drink beer, and ridicule people wearing other teams’ jerseys in the arena.
One of the most familiar faces in DC-area security has passed away. Josh Burdette, 36, known as ‘That Guy at the 9:30 Club,’ was an avid Caps fan.