Happy new year! Spend your day relaxing with loved ones, and then let’s all convene to kick off Caps hockey tonight at home against the Senators, who are bad.
7:30 PM. Verizon Center. CSN. My couch. It’s Twenty Seminteen, y’all!
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This morning was an optional skate, so here’s how they looked in New Jersey yesterday, except with Holtby likely in net now.
Ovechkin – Backstrom– Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Connolly – Eller – Burakovsky
Winnik – Beagle – Wilson
Alzner – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Schmidt/Chorney?
One wrinkle, however:
Chorney seems to be in today.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) January 1, 2017
From the wonderful Don’t Tell Me About Heart and Micah Blake McCurdy.
By special request of somebody (I don't remember who), goalie results with a 350 minute minimum. pic.twitter.com/ChX7Rhx50C
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) January 1, 2017
Meanwhile, Varly: woof. (It’s good to see Bob doing well too.)
Also, not super relevant, Trotz’s press strategy regarding his goaltenders is, well, flummoxing.
Me: "Who's your starting goaltender?"
Me: "No, I said who is it?"
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) December 31, 2016
(Yes, I’m using the same image again. I made it. I love it. You will see it a lot this year.)
Let’s keep hockey weird in 2017. Let’s not get too self-serious. Let’s try not to smoke cigarettes. Let’s have fun and be excellent to each other. That is the spirit of Twenty Seminteen!
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