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Caps home opener fan quotes

By Nicole Weissman

Since Box Seats is all about amplifying fans’ voices, I took my game to the streets of Chinatown and the halls of Verizon Center at this weekend’s home opener, asking fans: 

Q: If you could say anything and have it show up on WashingtonPost.com’s Box Seats blog, what would you like to say?

“I predict that the Caps are going to win the President’s Trophy, and we’re going to go all the way.”
- Takumi, Fredericksburg, VA

“[Bleep]”
“You can’t say that. She can’t put that in the newspaper.”
“Oh. Let’s Go Caps!”
- Devon and Liz, Gaithersburg, MD

“Everyone should come to a Caps game. Hockey feels totally different in person. My wife says it’s easier to follow the puck, but it’s also easier to stay engaged. I also knew we had a lot of great fans, but I had no idea it was this much of a community.”
- Geoff, MD

“Anybody but Crosby.”
- Tim, Fredericksburg, VA

“Tonight is my first Caps game, and I’m wearing this sweater. I would definitely not come back to another game without wearing a Caps jersey.”
- Matt, Washington, D.C.

“I would pierce a hole in my own tire if it meant Brooks Laich would stop to help me.”
- Sarah and Jane, Bethesda, MD

“Can I say something that isn’t about the Caps?”
“Depends what it is.”
“Go Skins.”
“Yeah, you can say that.”
- Rod, Vienna, VA

“I just feel so lucky to be here. We’re having fun tonight, and being a fan of this team is fun. I can’t wait to be here again when we win the Stanley Cup, except that then ticket prices will be even higher.”
- Genevieve, Washington, D.C.

“I would want to tell Bruce Boudreau to pick Neuvirth. The last thing we need is a primary goaltender who’s always getting hurt.”
- Sam, Falls Church, VA

I particularly like that last one because it implies that Bruce Boudreau reads my blog posts. Bruce, if you’re reading this, I love you just the way you are, but I would also be happy to take you shopping some time. 

By Box Seats blogger  | October 13, 2010; 4:15 PM ET
Categories:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  | Tags:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  
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