After years of banner-raising for regular-season success, the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals aren’t the butt of peoples’ jokes anymore.
Tuesday evening, the Predators held a very elaborate ceremony before their first home game of the season. The team raised three banners even though they were knocked out of the playoffs in the second round. Ah, I know this feeling well. The team is now being ridiculed on Twitter.
You guys, we don’t have to deal with this bullshirt anymore.
The three banners the Preds rose to their rafters on Tuesday are physically huge and bold in their ostentatiousness. One of the banners is for winning the Central Division and another is for winning the Presidents’ Trophy. The one that is giving the Predators the most flak on social media is the Regular Season Western Conference Champions.
— Evan Posocco (@evanposocco) October 10, 2018
Still dying laughing about the Preds raising a "Regular Season Western Conference Champions" banner. Like that is a thing
— Adam Hess (@_adamhess) October 10, 2018
Folks, time to reconsider who REALLY won last year pic.twitter.com/0fssrKVAeZ
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 10, 2018
The Predators were then shut out 3-0 against the Calgary Flames.
To make it worse, the Predators are also giving out tiny commerartive replicas of all three banners.
Replica banner giveaway schedule:
Opening Night – Presidents' Trophy
Thursday vs. WPG – Central Division
Saturday vs. NYI – Western Conference
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) October 5, 2018
I know the Caps used to hold ceremonies to put these type of banners up in the rafters, but Preds, come on. Just privately put it up there, hopefully no one will notice, and move on with your season.
The Capitals have removed their regular season Conference Champion banners, leaving only Presidents Trophy, Division Champion, and (real) Eastern Conference Champion banners.
— dckerNBC4 (@dckerNBC4) September 17, 2018
For years, different fan bases (mainly Pens fans) made fun of the Capitals for their likening of raising banners.
Are the Capitals raising a banner for tonight's win?
— Penguins Jesus (@PenguinsJesus) January 12, 2017
Do you think the Capitals will hang a banner after this game?
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 17, 2016
— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) May 11, 2017
So when do the Capitals raise this banner?
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 6, 2017
— BarDown (@BarDown) October 12, 2017
Capitals: *raises another President’s Trophy banner*
— Penguins Jesus (@PenguinsJesus) October 11, 2017
It’s okay now though, fam, because we have this.
Headline photo: John Russell
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