Photo: Amanda Bowen
As a serious, credentialed website, we take our role in the blogosphere very seriously. Over the weekend we asked Tom Wilson about the hashtag he created on Instagram, “#lotsoftigers.”
For those of you not In The Know, the Caps forward took a selfie with five of his teammates– Justin Peters, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Connor Carrick, Andre Burakovsky, and Madison Bowey.
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A few days later, Wilson told Chuck Gormley, “you can’t take the teeth out of the tiger,” immediately sounding an alarm in my head: There was an important story here. We just need to find it.
“I don’t have to explain my hashtags to you guys, do I?” Wilson, laughing, said to RMNB’s Chris Gordon on Saturday, stymying the question like a Dikembe Mutombo shot block.
“It’s an inside joke, something Kuzy said on the plane as we were taking off. Just an inside joke that the whole point is that no one else gets it except the guys in the picture. Everything’s so public so it’s nice to keep a couple secrets to ourselves, right?”
Wilson wouldn’t budge but encouraged us to ask someone else.
“He called me a tiger?” a coy, or possibly oblivious, Andre Burakovsky said. “I didn’t know that. Tigers? Must be something new.”
We showed Burakovsky the photo.
“It’s just something they made up,” he said, bursting out in laughter.
The brobean did explain that the group had flown to Minnesota that day for a hockey-related test. He then said he’s considering moving out of Wilson and Michael Latta’s bachelor pad.
“We’ll see if I can find my own place to stay,” he said. “We have so much fun together all the time but sooner or later you have to find your own place.”
How about no? I need the brobeans #togetherforever.
Photos: Amanda Bowen
Chris Gordon contributed to this report. Thanks to Katie Brown for transcribing.
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