Over the last few days, we have learned about Kevin Shattenkirk‘s phenomenal playing ability. Today, I want to tell you about his cocker spaniel.
On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded two former Capitals, Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy, along with a fourth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Frank Corrado.
Despite the Penguins putting Fehr on waivers the day before, the Leafs are hoping the veteran can help them secure a playoff spot.
Bruce Boudreau met with the Minnesota media on Tuesday to discuss his teams status while Pominville and Parise are in isolation. The presser turned into a quote factory from Boudreau.
Over the weekend, nearly a quarter of the Vancouver Canucks roster showed symptoms of the mumps. Now the virus has spread to the Minnesota Wild. Forward’s Jason Pominville and Zach Parise have been diagnosed, according to the Wild’s twitter.
It’s all happening again.
Some hockey fights are gentlemanly and mutually agreed upon, like when Brooks Orpik dropped the gloves with Steve Ott. Then there are others that are violent, chaotic, and replicas of a title fight during WWE Extreme Rules where falls count anywhere.
The latter occurred last night in the AHL. After an on-ice line brawl broke out at the end of the third period, the Wolves’ Vince Dunn and the Wild’s Kurtis Gabriel continued their fight in the tunnel on the way to the locker room.
The Hockey Gods must be mad at the Vancouver Canucks because they came back from their bye week with the worst surprise ever. Defenseman Troy Stecher felt sick and was diagnosed with the mumps.
Since then, four other Canucks players — Chris Tanev, Nikita Tryamkin, Mike Chaput, and Markus Granlund — have shown symptoms of the virus and have been quarantined. The Canucks have been working with the Vancouver Health Authority, the NHL, NHLPA, and the BC Centre for Disease Control to minimize the spread of the illness.
The Capitals Better Halves are auctioning off their annual gift baskets. The themed baskets include autographed items and jerseys from all your favorite Capitals players. The basket also includes items that highlight each player’s unique personality.
For the Winniks, their basket highlights the couple’s love of bulldogs and liquor. Taylor Winnik and her creative mind got alcohol from every country represented on the Capitals and then had the corresponding players sign the bottles.
So yes, there is a bottle of Russian Vodka, Stolichnaya, signed by Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov.
On Monday, the Capitals spent their day at Topgolf for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Wish Upon A Par. The event gave Caps fans a unique opportunity to spend the day eating and golfing with their favorite players while raising funds for a fantastic non-profit organization. Many of the Wish Kids from Hockey Fights Cancer month attended and were reunited with their players.
The cherry on top was the beautiful 65 degree weather. Check out our favorite photos below. You’re going to love the Swede pics.
After two back-to-back road games, the Capitals returned home on Sunday evening. Lauren and Lyla Oshie were enjoying the beautiful DC weather and playing in the front yard when TJ Oshie drove up.
Lyla was incredibly excited for “Papa” to return home, immediately running towards the car yelling “Papa!! Hiii! Hiii, Papa!”
TJ responded excitedly with a request, “Give me a hug!”
The Washington Capitals are getting promotion from the unlikeliest of sources. A day before former Law & Order SVU star Christopher Meloni was photographed wearing a Caps hat with Mariska Hargitay, Delegate Vivian Watts rocked a Caps lid while on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond.
Watts, a Democrat, represents the 39th district, which is located in Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County.
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