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Caps Fans Learn Swedish Chants



Reader Rich writes....

The other night at the Caps game we were in the Acela Club and we noticed about 20 people, all with signed Backstrom Jerseys. After talking to some of them, it turns out they are from Sweden and took a vacation in America JUST to see Backstrom. After a couple beers they decided to teach us a Swedish hockey team chant for a team that Backstrom used to play for.

Perhaps not the world's most outlandishly detailed or harmonious chant, but it'll play. And having added another Swede and another Czech in recent days, it's hard to imagine that there aren't at least five countries now where the Caps are, at worst, everybody's second-favorite team. Plus, having spent my fair share of time with the parents of Swedish handballers in China, I'm always up for a good Sverige sing-along. Let's just quote from the CLUB BFD blog, or "blogg," as they'd put it:

På en krog träffade vi några amerikanska Bäckström-vänner också som tyckte att svenskarna är ett trevligt folk som har mycket gemensamt med amerikanare. Kvällen avslutades med Superbowl på storbild för några och på tv på hotellrummet för andra av oss. Inte för att man blev så klok på hur reglerna fungerar, men det var en imponerande tillställning. När vi har kommit upp i klass med att ha Bruce Springsteen som pausartist på sista finalmatchen i Elitserien - då är vi en bit på väg.. :)

Truer words have never been written. Ove, Ove, Ove Mohlin!

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 9, 2009; 5:11 PM ET
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Comments

"Wait a second - I thought he was a goalie?"

Posted by: jhorstma | February 9, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

that guy on the right looks creepy

Posted by: cjs58 | February 9, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Great job guys!!! We need more dedicated fans like you guys to turn this town into a Hockey town!

GO Caps!

Posted by: Diggety | February 9, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

The guy on the left is a communist!!!

Posted by: djbfe | February 9, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I lived in DC for about 5 years and I didn't hear anyone even mention the Caps. I give you props for getting the word out. - BettorFan.com

Posted by: BettorFan | February 9, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

I like this chant much more then the its all your fault one.

Posted by: goskinsgo | February 9, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

This was fun. I'm glad I asked them what they meant when they first chanted his name. Or else a great opportunity would've gone by the wayside.

Posted by: djbfe | February 9, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

I hope "bruce springsteen" is a part of every Swedish chant!

Posted by: smaksimo | February 9, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

If you ever see these guys at a Caps game:
First - Run
Second - Call Security

Posted by: SA-Town | February 10, 2009 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Needs more Chef.

Posted by: Section117 | February 10, 2009 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Run?!!..the guy on the left has a CANE!

Posted by: Diggety | February 10, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Dont underestimate a drunk guy with a cane singing Swedish hockey chants.

Posted by: SA-Town | February 10, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

hey SA-town, who are you? and how do you know that little red was drunk?

Posted by: cjs58 | February 10, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

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