Just like the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals have designed new banners to hang in their home arena this season. But instead of going for “bigger” more ostentatious-looking pieces of celebratory cloth, the Caps have gone a more subtle route, which many fans have long yearned for.
Take a look for yourself.
Walking into the booth today, found new Caps banners upon my arrival. Pretty clean and sharp if you ask me. pic.twitter.com/ugk4JQIvVS
— John Walton (@WaltonCaps) October 14, 2016
The Caps have consolidated their various divisional and regular season banners that used to hang in the rafters of Verizon Center into five categories.
The Patrick, Southeast and Metropolitan Divisions are all represented, along with three generations of Capitals logos. The team also celebrates its Eastern Conference crown in 1997-98 and its two President’s Trophy-winning seasons.
Besides looking pretty snazzy, this under-the-radar change should help ease the source of steady mockery from opposing fanbases. It also helps to draw attention to the club’s singular pursuit of postseason success, which is awesome.
What about you, how do you think the new banners look? Is it an improvement?
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