The Case for (and Against) the Braden Holtby Water Bottle Bobblehead

Posted November 4, 2016

On Tuesday, the Washington Capitals announced the three candidates for this years bobblehead election. The candidates are: Tom Wilson in his 2015 Halloween costume, Justin Williams in his 2015-16 team photo, and Braden Holtby squirting his water bottle, which he does all the time.

Today, we’ll discuss the Braden Holtby bobblehead.

Also read about: Tom Wilson, Justin Williams

Other bobbleheads:

Holtby has one Caps bobblehead, which was given out at the Inova Blood Drive in 2013, and one Caps Holtbeast action figure. There was also a Holtby Winter Classic bobblehead but that was only sold retail.

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What this bobblehead is based on:

Holtby has been squirting water all over the place for years, and often on himself. This is a common scene. Caps fan Charlie McManus made a shirt of Holtby watering himself:


The case for: This is the most tame of the three candidates, but also one that captures our beloved goaltender in a personalized pose. Though Holtbeast only came out last season, that one was kind of silly and Holtby deserves something better. I’d even argue he deserves a stadium giveaway bobblehead that isn’t up against teammates goofing off.

The case against: It’s the least creative of the three choices. Though this is a cool figure, Holtby deserves a real, high quality stadium giveaway bobblehead. Holtbeast doesn’t count, and though this shows him in a unique pose, this figure doesn’t look to be of the same quality honored to other Caps like Chris Simon and Troy Brouwer.

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