Andre Burakovsky had previously requested a trade and the Capitals needed salary cap space. So late last week, Brian MacLellan sent the popular Capital to the Colorado Avalanche for draft picks.
Many Capitals players have been silent on Burakovsky’s exit, but Jakub Vrana, whose success last season will net him a big raise this summer, was not.
The Czech winger said goodbye to Burakovsky on social media.
“Will gonna miss you broshan,” Vrana wrote. “Good luck in furure [sic]”
During their time in Washington, the two young players have fought for top six wing positions, but have maintained a close friendship.
The two got tattoos together after the Capitals won it all. Vrana even shared his Stanley Cup day with Burakovsky.
Look who the cat dragged in #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup @andreburakovsky @JVranaa pic.twitter.com/Y6yC8CeOKK
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 11, 2018
They both also participated in a weird biting ritual before games.
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