A comic for the doubters who never believed Alex Ovechkin would win a Stanley Cup
As the anniversary of the Capitals’ first-ever Stanley Cup approached, I wanted to do some kind of artwork or comic to reflect on what I consider one of the best summers of my life. I thought about all the biggest moments that came to mind when I looked back on June 7, 2018: sobbing face down on the living room carpet when the clock hit zero, staying up until 3 am with my mother watching all the festivities both in Vegas and in downtown DC, and all the congratulatory words from people I hadn’t heard from in years.
But one specific moment in my mind kept replaying over and over in my head: the banner raising on Opening Night and the conversation I had with a gentleman who sits to my right at Capital One Arena.
By Rachel Cohen 4 years ago