John Carlson’s adorable son Lucca unwittingly committed a hockey no-no by crawling on the Washington Capitals’ logo in their weight room at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex Tuesday. “Trying to be a goalie????” wrote Papa Carlson in an Instagram post.
Like most teams, the Capitals have an unwritten rule forbidding anyone from stepping on their logo. The logo is roped off in the locker room throughout the season, but the same respect must be given during the summer – even on this slide board thing.
Photo: Chris Gordon
“Lucca was excited when he entered the weight room,” said me in this fake quote that is not written by a Caps official. “As frequently happens with guests into our room, Lucca inadvertently stepped on the team logo on the floor but moved off quickly once he was reminded. Lucca was apologetic and understanding of the tradition and continued to play goalie, but on the carpet, more to the side. He was genuine and kind with his time. We appreciate Lucca’s enthusiasm toward hockey and wish him well with the rest of his day.”
Some NHL players have scolded press for accidentally or deliberately stepping or standing on team logos. Recently the Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck chirped a reporter during the Islanders’ playoff run.
NHL teams put giant logos on the floor and then scream at media when they step on it. Clutterbuck just screamed ("Hey, WTF") at a TV dude.
— Peter Botte (@PeterBotte) April 18, 2016
Some Caps players did not take to Twitter to lightheartedly admonish Lucca in fake tweets I’m making up right now.
“Bro no stepping on the logo that’s money on the board! #gutty,” said me in a made-up player quote.
“Just bc u have a deece salad doesn’t mean you can clown us,” said another fake person who doesn’t exist.
Analyst Ray Ferraro, who once said Alex Ovechkin does not have a “high hockey IQ,” also chimed in on the fake controversy with this totally real, totally rational quote, but about a totally different situation from weeks ago.
If logo is so sacred, put it on the roof.putting it on the floor and expecting no one to step on it is ridiculous https://t.co/b9geYlwzXJ
— Ray Ferraro (@rayferrarotsn) April 18, 2016
“Imagine being a guest in someone’s home for the first time and getting aired out because you didn’t know Kevin and Molly prefer you take your shoes off at the door, but never told you upon entrance. Then imagine having people tweet at you for hours that you shouldn’t complain because Kevin and Molly have a sweet house and you should feel lucky to be there.”
In summary, the logo is sacred and stuff and not meant to be stepped on. As soon as Lucca can walk, I’m sure he’ll comply.
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