The Washington Capitals sent a tweet at 1pm today telling people to “Stop by the Verizon Center Team Store today. A large selection of merchandise is 85% off!” The responses they’ve received back so far on Twitter are right in line with what you might expect during an NHL lockout that has many fans frustrated, as they go without hockey while waiting for the owners and players to sign a new collective bargaining agreement.
Kenneth Peacock (@VBKen) October 14, 2012
I'd prefer actual hockey, thanks... RT @washcaps: Stop by the Verizon Center Team Store today. A large selection of merchandise is 85% off!—
Danny (@recordsANDradio) October 14, 2012
I'll stop by on way to game! Oh, wait. RT @washcaps: Stop by Verizon Center Team Store today. A large selection of merchandise is 85% off!—
Patrick Holden (@pfholden) October 14, 2012
@washcaps anyone that spends a dollar on NHL merch during this lockout needs to have their head examined.—
Steve Hickey (@blueliner34) October 14, 2012
Ed Morgans (@edmorgans) October 14, 2012
YMS (@yvonison) October 14, 2012
Mike Holden (@mikeholden) October 14, 2012
Andrew Creamer (@acreamer8) October 14, 2012
- Looking at the bigger picture and the dollars of the Caps continued season ticket price increases (brookslaichyear.com)
- Oops: Nationals fans received information about buying World Series tickets on Saturday morning (Yahoo! Sports: Big League Stew)
- StubHub before and after Jayson Werth’s Game 4 walk-off home run (mikeholden.wordpress.com)
This morning, we asked Caps fans on Twitter, “what is one thing the team must do differently in Game 2?” Here’s some of what we got back:
@brookslaichyear play like game 7 every game from here on out until we win the cup
— Steve Cook (@SCO0K) April 30, 2012
@brookslaichyear Get more pucks to the net, try to force some bad rebounds by Lundqvist, put a bit more pressure on him.
— Lucaslee Chatterson (@LJSwims5) April 30, 2012
@brookslaichyear Use armor-piercing pucks to defeat the posts.
— Boston Capitals (@BostonCapitals) April 30, 2012
@brookslaichyear Holtby needs to stay focused, even if a lot of pucks don’t come his way!
— ~Eileen~ (@kittileen) April 30, 2012
— Hugo Гузман (@LAICHaBOSS21) April 30, 2012
Here’s one from my brother and fellow BrooksLaichyear blogger…
@brookslaichyear How about F’s need to support D when D gets beaten down low instead of standing 2 feet away and watching. (coughovechkin)
— Patrick Holden (@pfholden) April 30, 2012
And there’s the obvious one I’d expect we might get…
— Ben Mellott (NBN) (@NBNStudios) April 30, 2012
…but then some more detail…
@brookslaichyear Screen The King, get dirty. Defense has been good, control the puck offensively to limit chances against.
— Nate Hewitt (@nphewitt) April 30, 2012
Thanks to everyone who responded.
- How Caps fans are feeling after Game 1 (brookslaichyear.com)
NHL writer/editor and former Washington Times Caps beat reporter Corey Masisak asked on Twitter, referencing tonight’s home game against the Southeast division-leading Florida Panthers, “…pretty much the most important regular-season #Caps game at Verizon Center since the end of the 07-08 season, no?”
Agree or disagree? Use the comments below or reply on Twitter.
And you can check out Corey Masisak’s hockey writing at NHL.com.