Photo: Friends In Cold Places
TJ Oshie shares the Caps’ lead in postseason goals (5) with Alex Ovechkin. Some may say Oshie’s improved finishing ability is due to hard work or being more clutch. I think it’s due to his new pregame ritual.
Let me explain.
All season long, Michael Latta and Tom Wilson have been getting themselves psyched for games by bodychecking each other during warm-ups. I’m guessing it’s an effective way to get the blood going (or maybe they’re masochists). Later in the season, Jason Chimera joined in on the fun.
Now Oshie has some figurative skin in the pain game too, but it’s… odd.
During warm-ups, Latta and Wilson have ben slashing Oshie in the buttocks. Sometimes it looks like it doesn’t hurt.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 2, 2016
Other times he falls over doubled over in pain.
— Mel (@smel18) May 2, 2016
good outcomes of saturdays game:
i got a puck from wilson
i watched latta and wilson smack oshie's butt with their sticks again.
— erin (@erinlomash) May 1, 2016
And the roles have reversed some games too. Oshie has slashed Wilson in the booty.
— JMK (@OVECHKlN) April 17, 2016
On top of slashes, Oshie ends warm-ups in a peculiar way too. He sprints down the tunnel to the locker room.
A video posted by TJ Yoshie (@tjyoshie77) on
Oshie did this during his time with the Blues as well.
When Oshie goes flying into the tunnel! LGB LGB👌👌👌👍👍👍 pic.twitter.com/CoowyTsYOc
— Brendan (@Fusion4days) March 11, 2015
In summary, this team is so weird
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