The After the Winter Classic Caps Poem

Posted January 4, 2015

(Caps Outsider)

Basking in the afterglow

Of a Winter Classsic win,

Fans flocked to Verizon Center Sunday

Anxious for the Caps game to begin.


There was no miniature reflecting pool

No tiny Capitol dome.

No singing soldiers, no fighter jets

No Fan Fest for kids to roam


There were no players wearing eye black

Karl Alzner ditched his shades

No brilliant sun to light the sky

And glisten off their blades.


But, somehow it didn’t matter

The fans were all abuzz,

Their smiles quite wide, their hopes sky high

And that’s what winning does.


The lights in the arena seemed much brighter,

Cheering fans seemed louder, too

The hot dogs seemed a bit gourmet

The beer, ultra cold, it’s true.


The Team Store was overflowing

With memorabilia flying out the door,

The bars were packed with excited fans

Toasting victory, wanting more.


So, here’s to the Washington Capitals

You’ve found the formula to win,

Please, keep the victories coming

Until we’re playoff bound again!