Sunday was Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the calendar year. Ahead of the holiday, On Tap Magazine asked Capitals players the best gifts they ever received, advice on the best gifts to give, and their favorite Valentine’s Day memories in general.
Dmitry Orlov and Mike Richards recommended fans give flowers to their loved ones. Nate Schmidt talked about the favorite Valentine’s Day gift he ever received and I need to tell you about it.
“An old high school girlfriend gave me this awesome tempur-pedic bed pillow,” Schmidt said. “I still have it from my junior year of high school. “Super comfy!”
So Nate still sleeps on a pillow he once got from an ex? Imagine his breakups. I bet they’re mutual and happy.
Other notable responses came from Michael Latta and Andre Burakovsky, whose popularity on social media has apparently not translated to their love lives.
“I’m single,” Latta bemoaned. “I’m open to suggestions. I spent last Valentine’s Day at a bar lol.”
“Currently single,” Burakovsky said. “But I used to always [give] flowers, always.”
Finally, TJ Oshie spoke about this affinity for the holiday. It was perfect.
“I proposed in early February (a few years ago) and married my wife on February 5th,” Oshie said. “So that’s our special day/Valentine’s. Valentine’s Day these days is more for our little girl, spoiling her and such. But dinner and movie, maybe a spa day is a good gift to give.”
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