Nicklas Backstrom Provides Fine Hats
You know that old saying, about how a team that buys hats together wins together, or stays together, or stays warm together, or whatever? The Caps are set.
Apparently many of you have noticed these fairly distinctive winter hats several members of the Caps have been wearing this season. They're from Sweden. Nicklas Backstrom's friend makes them specially for the Caps.
"She has a hat company," Backstrom explained. "I think it's pretty cool thing."
Backstrom has ordered and paid for hats for a bunch of teammates, including several of the Russians and Donald Brashear, pictured here.
"They're hot," Brashear said.
"Sexy," Sergei Fedorov added. "Fans want them. Nicklas...is the king of those hats."
I asked Fedorov whether he couldn't get a similar lid in Russia; "in Russia, they wear fur hats," Brashear noted.
And I asked Fedorov why he wears a striped Swedish winter hat.
"Just to keep warm, you know?" he said. "It's warm and it's good. Most of the heat, you lose from your head, so to keep it warm, because it's so cold in here. Why you wear 'em, man?" he asked Brashear.
"To keep my head warm," Brashear answered.
"That's what I thought so," Fedorov said. "87, represent."
Also, sensing a business opportunity for the players, I asked Backstrom how much these hats cost.
"It's very expensive," he said. "Probably a thousand bucks. No, I don't know, it's not very expensive. Just a couple hundred."
Then he had to run off to the Swedish embassy, so I'm not positive how much these hats actually cost.
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