In what looks to be another example of irrational exuberance regarding Washington, The Hockey News is picking the Capitals to face the
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Ducks for the Stanley Cup final.
— Ben Raby (@BenRaby31) August 25, 2015
Being the prohibitive favorite has been just great for the Nationals (who are a lock for second place) this year and in 2013; lousy, stupid Sports Illustrated. Now another national, err international pub is playing this game.
The Bruce Boudreau Bowl would make an interesting storyline in at least a couple of cities like ours and Anaheim, I guess. I just don’t see the Caps being a conference champion and expect the traditional second-round exit, sight unseen. At least they Caps weren’t picked to win the Cup.
But maybe this cover jinx will be on D.C.’s opponents, so ha ha Mighty Ducks!
Also, it’s too early for this but like Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers, seasonal creep is real.
That being said, I’d much rather think about the Caps than the burgundy and gold… Woof, that’s going to be a rough season.
Oh and since the diaspora is likely to chime in, I’ll link to the “Dave Steckel, destroyer of worlds” article about the Pittsburgh Penguins that ran in the Tribune-Review (Greensburg).
Also, Washingtonians, let’s talk about some Saturday afternoon broomball sometime.