20 April, 2014

The Newest Caps Fans

Patrick Corrigan- Toronto StarBefore James Mirtle’s post today about the Capitals’ successful rebuild, there was evidence of more Caps love from our neighbors to the north. Junior at Heroes in Rehab initially made the case for Leaf fans to adopt the Capitals as their team of choice to root for in the playoffs:

For just pennies a day, I will be cheering on Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals, who are now this year’s Southeast division champs (which is a little like being declared the tallest jockey in Kentucky). The Caps have a lot to offer to the interested Leaf fan, it seems to me: they are not a divisional rival, so itinerant Leaf fans need not be accused of fickle capriciousness.

Fellow Leaf blog Pension Plan Puppets agreed, and proudly announced that game previews and recaps would be available on the blog during the Caps-Flyers series.

Pretty easy to figure out who is the force of light and who comes from the depths of hell (hint: they play for Ed “Satan” Snider). I am actually really excited to see the Capitals in the playoffs.

Who can argue with that?
Here’s hoping that this new avenue of support works out in the Capitals’ favor, and not this way, as PPP suggests:

The Washington Capitals are our team. For now at least because once the hockey gods find out that Leaf fans are cheering for a team their season will end in a cruel and scarring way. Maybe we should cheer for the Habs? I just hacked off the fingers that wrote that sentence.

While some Caps fans may debate the merits of Leaf supporters rooting for their team, the Caps deserve all the backing they receive, no matter what the source. (Within reason, of course.)


  1. Junior wrote:

    (Temporarily) transplanted Leaf fans, adoptive parents to a bouncing baby playoff team, will soon start showing up!
    Looking forward to game time; I look forward to rockin’ the red and getting my hate on for the Flyers (that part is going to be easy and natural, I can assure you). As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I’ll be the guy sporting the Wendel Clark jersey under my Capitals #8.

    11 April, 2008 at 1:58 pm | Permalink
  2. loser domi wrote:

    also a temporary Caps fan here. Thanks for acknowledging us.

    11 April, 2008 at 2:01 pm | Permalink
  3. PPP wrote:

    Thanks for the nod :)
    I hope my last quote doesn’t come true.
    Good luck tonight.

    11 April, 2008 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    11 April, 2008 at 2:42 pm | Permalink
  5. Chemmy wrote:

    Go Leafs, errr Caps go!

    11 April, 2008 at 3:07 pm | Permalink
  6. Chemmy wrote:

    Also, for the record, I own a black old style Caps Ovechkin jersey, so I’m old school or something.

    11 April, 2008 at 3:08 pm | Permalink
  7. The Heckle wrote:

    I, for one, welcome our new Leafs overlords.

    11 April, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Permalink
  8. Heather wrote:

    Alright, I am shilling for the dudes of Melt Your Face Off. But I think you Caps fans would appreciate this shirt they designed.

    11 April, 2008 at 4:18 pm | Permalink
  9. that’s one beautiful t-shirt Heather

    11 April, 2008 at 4:47 pm | Permalink
  10. Heather wrote:

    And it’s available in hoodie form.

    11 April, 2008 at 5:25 pm | Permalink