The Washington Capitals are a family. They’re also a very silly and weird bunch.
Thursday, before the Capitals’ morning skate began, Peter Laviolette called his troops over in a huddle. According to The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir, it was to congratulate Conor Sheary on his new two-year extension with the team.
To show his appreciation, Alex Ovechkin pretended to make it rain.
Laviolette begins the morning skate by calling the #Caps over presumably to congratulate Sheary on his new deal. Ovechkin, of course, pretends to make it rain. Stick taps all around.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) April 15, 2021
Sadly, there is no video.
“I’m a complementary player that can play up and down the lineup and with the skill and the talent that’s on this team, I think I was just able to fit in seamlessly,” Sheary said after practice. “I think it was a no-brainer for me when I was offered the contract to come back.”
The making-it-rain bit is the second time the Capitals have done the gesture this week. During the Capitals’ 6-1 victory over the Flyers, Carl Hagelin pretended to make it rain after scoring.
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