By Alex Hayes
Before the season began, the Capitals were challenged to draw the Weagle logo during Media Day.
While in their full gear, players such as Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Andre Burakovsky, were given a marker and tried to recreate the team’s shoulder patch from memory on a whiteboard.
Despite the fact that the players are exposed to the logo multiple times a day and it was literally on the gear they were wearing, the results were terrible. Maybe even concerning.
READY… SET… DRAW THE WEAGLE! #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/DFZjOGyeXE
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 4, 2018
Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson started things off hyper-focused on their drawings. Carlson seemed to know what the logo looked like better than most players, as he added intricate details to his drawing. Ovechkin was very concerned with perfecting his drawing, but his Weagle ended up looking like a kindergarten hand turkey craft.
Both players’ drawings took into account the subtractive Capitol dome shape at the bottom of the Weagle, which was missed by most other players.
Nicklas Backstrom and Chandler Stephenson were up next, and their drawings were two of the most unique. Backstrom was overly-detailed, as he added legs and the word “CAPS” to his Weagle. Stephenson decided to draw the smallest Weagle possible, and while he got the general shape right, he gets points off for size.
However, Backstrom and Stephenson laughed their way through their drawings, and they get extra points for that.
Andre Burakovsky and Madison Bowey disappointed the most with their artistic ability. Bowey drew a very rudimentary Weagle, but he remembered the quasi-Capitol dome logo at the bottom and wing details. It’s unclear if Burakovsky understood the instructions, as he decided to draw a triangle with a tiny lump at the top.
Andre has very selective talents and drawing is not one of them.
The last pairing was Jakub Vrana and Brett Connolly, and the two players took the most artistic liberties with their work. Connolly drew detailed wings and a good head, but he forgot the Capitol dome beneath the Weagle. Vrana was shockingly accurate, as he drew the Capitol logo beneath the Weagle with the head facing in the right direction.
Vrana and Connolly provided the best entertainment for the day with their artistic takes.
Tom Wilson and Evgeny Kuznetsov also tried to draw the Weagle, but their attempts were cut out of the video for unknown reasons.
I wonder what Kuzy and Tom drew since it got them cut out of the video? 😄 pic.twitter.com/WjF8Bq6qs9
— HockeyKot (@hockeykot) November 4, 2018
Using our detailed statistical measurements, the best Weagle of the day was drawn by Vrana, for the subtle details he added. The Czech forward clearly pays attention to how the logo looks and for that, he is our Weagle Drawing Champion.
The worst Weagle was created by Burakovsky for basically just drawing a wonky shape.
Headline photo: Washington Capitals
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