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The Caps' airplane poker games

Example 732(b) of how the Caps and the Wizards have had different flight paths this season. When members of the Caps play cards against each other on the airplane, it leads to funny videos that are shown on the big screen during games and are then available on the team's Web site. When members of the Wizards play cards against each other on the airplane, it leads to felony pleas and ruins their season.

Anyhow, the highlight of this above video concerned the Caps' assessments of various teammates' card-playing skills.

"I mean, it's not really a skilled game," Eric Fehr said. "The Russians, they just kind of go all in whenever, so I like to stay away from the card table

"The poker players in that game are so bad, it's so watered down, that it's not even fun," Brooks Laich said.

"The worst is probably Ovi," Nicklas Backstrom said.

"Him and Semin are really bad," Fehr said. "They call with the worst hands all the time just for whatever reason."

"I'm card player, and I'm sitting with Alex Semin, and we're just cheating a little bit sometimes -- we speak Russian," Ovechkin said.

I guess this could be another difference: David Steckel mentions something about buying in for $100, if I'm not mistaken. You'll hear a lot of different numbers on the Wizards game, but The Post's report said Javaris Crittenton had lost $1,100 to JaVale McGee on the night of the dispute. That's a lot more than $100.

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 13, 2010; 4:06 PM ET
Categories:  Caps , Wizards  
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Just wanted to say - that's a fantastic opening paragraph, Dan.

Posted by: AndrewKB | April 13, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

The skills that make Ovi and Semin stand out on the ice do not necessarily translate to success at the poker table.

Posted by: JohninMpls | April 13, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?!?

Posted by: jhorstma | April 13, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"732(b)" Classic! And far from the first one in the past year.

To whom should I direct my, "Dan Steinberg Deserves a Sports Column" petition?

Posted by: Kdarienzo | April 13, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

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