The Pittsburgh Penguins, once the cellar dwellers of the Metropolitan Division, have won seven games in a row and are now one standings point behind the Capitals.
So it’s time to knock penguins down a peg (again).
Eddie Dalton and his wife DeVonna recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip of a lifetime to Antarctica. Like any true DC hockey fan, Eddie packed his Deadguin shirt.
The trip featured a whirlwind tour of the wine regions of Argentina and Chile, but the centerpiece was a 10-day cruise to Antarctica. Eddie and DeVonna crossed the choppy seas of Drake Passage (12-foot swells!) to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
Caps fans have been reminding the penguins who won the 2018 Stanley Cup in Antarctica and South Africa, but this is the first with RMNB’s Deadguin shirt.
The shirt, which features a skewered version of a penguin, had to be covered up for most of the trip in case of any misunderstandings.
“We tended to keep it under wraps until we were onshore – we weren’t sure how people would take the shirt without an extended explanation – some folks don’t have senses of humor and/or wouldn’t appreciate the apparent animal cruelty aspect…especially on a trip where penguins were a major player,” Eddie said.
Eddie unleashed the shirt at Brown Bluff on the Antarctic Sound and then again at Fort Point on Greenwich Island.
Of the penguins themselves, Eddie and DeVonna saw three varieties: Gentoos, Adelies, and Chinstrap penguins.
“Penguins are generally cute […] They’re fun to watch because they walk funny; sometimes they just get lazy and slide place-to-place on their bellies,” Eddie said.
However, he also noted that penguins can be smelly, noisy birds, prone to squawking loudly and often, much like another Penguin we know.
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