The NHL has always limited how much individual players can express themselves during games, yet some stars still find a way.
Capitals forward TJ Oshie, for instance, writes a heartfelt tribute on every one of his game sticks. In 2016, we first reported that Oshie wrote the initials of his wife Lauren and his daughter Lyla on his sticks. Now Oshie, a father of two daughters and with a son on the way, has updated his message to include Leni’s initials and three dots for his unborn son.
The photos were shared by Jonah P. whose daughter received a game-used stick from Oshie earlier in the year. The initials are written in black marker.
There’s also another variation Oshie does where he simplifies the message and puts LLL and a single dot. This image was shared by the Altman family after Will got a stick from Oshie after he holding up a creative sign and wearing a donut plush toy on his head during warmups.
Before the Oshies became pregnant with their third child, TJ only included the initials LCO, LGO, and LRO.
Photo: Sideline Swap
Lauren, Oshie’s wife, is currently 38-weeks pregnant and has a due date in late March.
By the time the NHL starts up play again, Oshie will have another set of initials to add to his sticks.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.