Morning Look: Caps Fans in the City
This city has endured just about enough scandalous outrages over the number of visiting fans in our sporting arenas. Philly fans take over Nats Park. Steelers fans take over FedEx Field. Red Wings fans take over the Verizon Center.
Obviously that's not gonna change, but with the Caps now a going concern, at least a few brave D.C. ex-pats can launch some minor invasions of their own. Last night was apparently one of them. From The Red Skate:
A good deal of red could be seen throughout the mid-range ring of the storied arena: jerseys not just sporting Ovechkin's name, but of Green, Semin, and Backstrom. Laich, Captain Clark, and a #47 Karl Alzner. Even old-school sweaters of Dennis Maruk and Dino Ciccarelli were observed.
You know how upsettting it is, or rather has been, to watch a game in D.C., surrounded by Flyers fans, or Penguin fans, or Rangers fans, and also know that they live among you, take your same commute home? Live among you?....
Maybe all of these Caps supporters made the trip up from the D.C. metro area on a Wednesday afternoon. Or maybe many are very recent transplants. Or, maybe long-time NYC-area denizens are now reclaiming their hockey roots. In any event, Caps country is annexing a bit of territory in unlikely places.
Now all D.C. fans need is some sort of handheld gimmick to be the locus of out-of-town journalistic dismay.
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