Saturday, March 14, 2009


This is going to be a quick post, but I just wanted to give a quick anecdote:

Today, my sister and I went to the Caps' practice at Kettler and hung around afterwards to get some autographs and pictures and stuff. And I see this kid in a wheelchair with a big green cast on his leg (I think I overheard his dad saying he had knee surgery of some sort). There were a few signatures, but big spaces because the kid wanted to get his cast signed by the Caps. He picked a bad day in sorts to get signatures, because only 5 Caps by my count came out of the front door. 3 of them-Nylander, Erskine and Poti were already gone by the time he got there.

Bruce Boudreau came outside (with a Sidney Crosby stick, no less..."for charity." We told him to scrape it up on the sidewalk a little bit) and chatted for a minute with the kid, signed his cast, then continued to sign autographs and take pictures with everyone (including myself). Then Mike Green came outside, signed the kid's cast and every single thing put in front of him (and took pictures with anyone who asked, as well). Finally, Ovechkin came out and looked like he was in a rush to get to his car. He didn't look like he saw the kid in the wheelchair at first, but I guess saw him out of the corner of his eye and diverted his course to go sign his cast. In a rush, Ovie said "only for kids" and signed anything belonging to the under-5-feet crowd, but I was very impressed with the Caps' biggest players' availability. Bravo, Capitals.

Here's the best picture I could get of Ovie signing the kid's cast:


  1. Yay for Ovie! Quick question: Did YOU sign the kid's cast? Don't forget mañana's Sx3!

  2. I didn't want to waste space on his cast (didn't know if more Caps would come out), so I didn't sign it.


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