The Washington DC area is head-over-heels in love with its hockey team right now, which is why I wanted to show you the following video.
During the morning skate today, the filled-to-capactiy crowd at Kettler Capitals Iceplex was chanting Let’s Go Caps! That’s neat in its own right. It’s just practice.
What’s significant is that this was happening before the team even came out on the ice.
How fired up are the fans this morning? They’re already chanting, ‘Let’s go Caps!’
Ain’t nobody on the ice yet. Haha. pic.twitter.com/NIp9mTwUpB
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) June 4, 2018
The enthusiasm the fanbase is feeling right now has replaced the dread and negativity that built up over years of second-round exits. It’s nice. It’s refreshing. Please don’t ever stop.
Jakub Vrana’s father Karel was at Kettler this morning. Many of the players’ family members have routinely come to practice throughout the season to show their support.
“For me, it’s an incredible experience” Karel Vrana said. “Seeing my son in the Stanley Cup Final is something I have been dreaming about all my life. It’s crazy and beautiful!”
Caps fans partied late into Sunday morning after the team’s Game Three win. Practices during the work week are now as full as FanFest.
What a moment in time.
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