With the help of his significant other, Kelsey, Travis Boyd took RMNB’s Which Caps Player Are You? challenge on Instagram.
And the result will surprise you.
TJ Oshie was voted into the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in January. The nod was Oshie’s first All-Star appearance of his career. The moment was made even more special due to the fact that this year’s game was held in St. Louis – TJ’s former stomping grounds.
Saturday night, during the Metropolitan Division’s 9-5 loss, Oshie scored his first ever All-Star Game goal, rifling a shot from the top of the circles past Frederik Andersen.
TJ Oshie’s father Tim, affectionately known as Coach, was unable this year to join the Capitals’ Mentors’ Trip due to his ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s disease. But that’s okay, the Capitals brought the Mentors’ Trip to him.
During the Capitals-Blue Jackets game, the Caps Dads’ did a FaceTime call with Tim back at home in Washington state. “Cheers, Coach!” they said. “We love ya!”
Friday night, Tim revealed on his social media accounts that the Capitals also sent him a new jersey that had his son’s number 77 stitched on the back – the same one he would have gotten if he could have been able to go on the trip.
He was very thankful.
This year, TJ Oshie’s father Tim could not join the Washington Capitals on their annual Mentor’s Trip like in past seasons. Tim has trouble traveling due to a fight with Alzheimer’s disease – a battle he’s been fighting at least since 2012. Oshie’s father-in-law, Dave Cosgrove (Lauren’s Dad), joined the trip instead.
But that doesn’t mean that the Caps’ Dads forgot about Tim, who they affectionately refer to as Coach. Monday, during the Capitals-Blue Jackets game, the fathers facetimed Tim on an iPad from their suite at Nationwide Arena.
The interaction is the sweetest thing.
Former Blue TJ Oshie has had a happy homecoming in St Louis with this lovely goal in the second period.
And check out the proud papa.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The 2017 Caps Dads trip has begun. The players’ fathers will travel with the team to St. Louis and Dallas to watch their sons play.
While this trip is always a very fun and special time, the Capitals made sure the trip was extra special for TJ Oshie. Oshie’s dad Tim, whom he affectionally calls “Coach” (he was TJ’s first coach), has been battling Alzheimer’s since at least 2012. The Caps made sure Oshie’s dad could come along by providing additional arrangements to have Oshie’s father-in-law make the trip to help out. Oshie thanked the team for traveling both of them.
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