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Nats' Presidents Race: Ice edition

Mark Giannotto reports from Kettler Capitals Iceplex that our favorite big-headed former presidents picked up where the Caps left off after today's practice, running several of their signature Nats game races -- on skates. They must be practicing for a future promotion at Verizon Center, Mark said, because they did several races around the rink

SPOILER ALERT: Teddy lost every time.

Some photos from Mark's phone:

George Washington makes his way around the rink.

One day, Teddy. One day.

This is what happens when you leave Caps practice early, Dan Steinberg. (But do check out some Snovechkin shots here.)

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  February 9, 2010; 1:06 PM ET
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Keep the losers away from us - bad karma especially the Nats- my god!

Posted by: lylewimbledon | February 9, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

from the last thread about Forsburg:

Don't we score enough already. People are talking about two dominate lines and talk about BMo in that same discussion but don't realize that BMo is on the third line now the second line is Flash, Semin, and Laich. We already have plenty of scoring depth, we have the most guys with over ten goals in the NHL. We have 9 guys with over 10 goals (10 if you count the combo of Clark and Chimera as one person). Forsburg is not someone we need on our team. Adding a 'star' player does not alway make the team better. Don't forget NJ is 1-2 since they got Kovy and it is not like they were playing top teams in the NHL.

Posted by: icehammer97 | February 9, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I agree...keep the Presidents, Wizards, Redskins, Mystics mascots off the ice.....

dont even let them in the building...anyone with a Nats hat or Wizards shirt should be ejected from the arena upon arrival.

It's not that we dont like the's that those logo's breed losses...they are whats wrong with sports in DC.

Posted by: SA-Town | February 9, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Incredibly, finds we're No. 1.

Ovi and Green top the player rankings. We'd have 4 of the top ten except Backstrom's number 11 (Semin at #8).

Posted by: Sonyask | February 9, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I would be ok with Teddy and George dropping the gloves and having a scrum...

Posted by: SA-Town | February 9, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Strike that re: the player rankings -- those are a week old.

Posted by: Sonyask | February 9, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

i would love to see teddy get his first win at a Caps game.

Posted by: capsfansince74 | February 9, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Just saw Ted on NHL network interview. We are so lucky to have an owner who is both a good and wise man.

Posted by: ccCapsfan | February 9, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Are they going to be racing at an Islanders game again???

Posted by: CapsNut | February 9, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

It's time for the Caps to defeat Ming of Mongo for win #15.

They already have Flash (#14) number of wins. Now, it's time for Gordon (#15) number of wins.

Or some might argue that the Penguins are the Caps' equivalent of Ming of Mongo.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | February 9, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Bet they (racing Prezzies) show up between 2nd & 3rd period of the first home playoff game. Nothing like a little cross-town promotion.

Posted by: MikeH0714 | February 9, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

"The Washington Nationals racing presidents are headed back to the ice to reprise last year’s Presidents Day race at Nassau Coliseum.

Our favorite oversized presidents made the journey to New York last year to hold the first-ever presidents race on ice skates between periods of a New York Islanders hockey game. After posing for photos with fans before the game, they slipped and slided (and scuffled) across the ice, with predictable results.

A video of that race can be found in our Presidents Race Videos collection.

The Islanders have invited the presidents back this year. With no game scheduled for Presidents Day, look for George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy to make their appearance the night before, at the scheduled 5:00pm game on Sunday, February 14, between the host New York Islanders and the Ottawa Senators.

Last year, the Post’s Dan Steinberg got a tip that the presidents had been spotted training at Ballston’s Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Stay tuned for more on any planned public workouts."

Posted by: --Boo-- | February 9, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

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