Photo: Maggie D’Arcy
On Friday, the NHL announced that they were idiotically fining Tom Wilson $2,000 for diving. That’s probably okay with Wilson though because today he left Kettler Capitals Iceplex with about $2,000 worth of baked goods.
It was a decent trade-off.
Thanks to all the early birthday wishes at practice today! Not to mention the goodies. pic.twitter.com/Ir1hxTjNLX
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) March 27, 2015
Willy Baby, who’s so nice to fans that it’s almost insufferable, is celebrating his 21st birthday this weekend. As he was walking out of Kettler to go home with his visiting family, Wilson began receiving a wealth of carb-loaded desserts, punctuated by a personalized birthday cake from Caps fans Maggie D’Arcy and Emily Kennedy.
“We figured Latta isn’t a great baker,” Maggie said in an email, referring to Wilson’s culinary-challenged roommate Michael Latta. “Tom was really appreciative and it was awesome meeting him.”
Emily tells us that the Woodmoor Bakery in Silver Spring baked the vanilla with chocolate icing birthday cake. And since it is her 18th birthday Saturday, her parents let her skip school to personally deliver it at Kettler with Maggie.
Though they were never really sure he’d actually take it.
“Honestly, we were nervous,” Emily said. “We thought he’d be like, ‘Um, should I really accept this cake from these random girls?'”
But Tom did. He also took some cookies and cupcakes too.
“We just love how aggressively he plays and always has his teammate’s backs,” Maggie said. “Sure, we didn’t make the cake, but it’s the thought that counts, right?”
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.