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Caps to make ‘major announcement’ Saturday

Sep 18, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

Ted Leonsis AP

From a press release:

Washington Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis will make a major announcement at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the 2013 Capitals Convention at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The announcement will be made on the main stage in the Washington Convention Center.

In addition, all Capitals players, a number of prominent alumni, coaches and management will also be available for individual interviews throughout the afternoon. Capitals Convention is a day-long celebration of the Capitals featuring the entire 2013-14 Capitals team, front office personnel and alumni. The event gives fans an insight into the NHL through interactive hockey experiences, panel sessions and hockey displays. The convention has attracted sold-out crowds of more than 6,500 people in previous years.

So…what could this “major announcement” be? Well, a quick glance at Twitter and the words “Winter Classic” have been popping up. And it’s worth noting the Caps were once reportedly the “favorite” to host the 2014 Winter Classic, before the 2013 version was pushed back a year due to the lockout.

Then again, sometimes when teams make a “major announcement,” it turns out to be not so major after all. Maybe they just traded Alex Ovechkin, or something minor like that.

  1. ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    The Capitals are hangin up the name. They’ll now be referred to as Obama’s Family Band, as presented by General Motors.

    • nj666 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      Mr.Thomas don’t you think you should be practicing with panthers and not playing on the internet?…

      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        lol not taking a political stance bud, yust a yittle yoke.

        btw, politically, I’m about as far from Timmy as you could be.

      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        The Fightin’ Obamas, sponsored by Joe Biden’s Warning Shots. Warning Shots: Take before steak, and indigestion, it won’t make. Warning Shots.

        ….alright i should probably stop

      • 950003cups - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:53 PM

        Ovechkin is “retiring” cause he can’t tuck in his jersey.

    • joey4id - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      How about the Washington Bush Wackers? Cheney can be in nets and just open his big mouth to stop shots. Or he can play centre and take shots. He apparently has a mean shot gun. GWB himself can hold post game conferences. Now that would be a treat.

      “This is still a dangerous world. It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses.”

      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:55 PM

        that’s the spirit. came up with a better team name than me too. i amused myself with that Warning Shots tag line though lol.

      • joey4id - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM

        Or he would describe their power play like this: we are having problems with our PP (pee pee). We just can’t seem to get it out ( referring to getting the puck out of the zone) and the other team keeps poking (poke checking) us.

      • joey4id - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        Well. I wouldn’t say it’s a better name. Well! Maybe it is for righties.

    • mp1131211 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:54 PM


      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        ooh, valid point, i secede.

      • mp1131211 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        You secede? Right wing bat-sh*t crazy ideas on your mind today, or is this just normal for you?

      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM

        sorry, Michelle made me drink too much water, feelin a little loopy.

      • mp1131211 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:08 PM

        No, I’m pretty sure its that you thought the word was secede. Nice try though.

      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        yeah, you’re right, I did think it was the word, because it is.

      • mp1131211 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

        Wait… are you saying that in an argument or debate, when one admits to losing or to being wrong, that the phrase is “I secede” ?

      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:25 PM

        more that I was seceding from the argument, but I have a feeling the only point you’re proving here is that you’re an asshole. it was a play on words, since you clearly took an unintended conservative political message and FELT THE NEED to reply to it.

        possibly the worst internet argument i’ve found myself a part of this year. f*** off, guy.

      • mp1131211 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM

        Oy vey… conservatives can dish it, but they sure as hell can’t take it. I guess that’s why “secession” ideas usually come from conservatives.

      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        I don’t know where you came up with these things:
        1. I’m right-wing.
        2. I was dishing anything.

        However, I do know how I concluded that you’re an asshole. ::spoiler:: it’s because you’re an asshole.

      • mp1131211 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

        I secede :)

      • 950003cups - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

        That’s why lefties suck. You say a word about Obama, and they’re all up in arms. As if they were so silent and sweet under Bush. I’ll say it:


        Now, I’m gonna go start a movement called THE REAL 99%. The ones who don’t give a rats butt about you libby low lives.

      • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

        lol a whole ‘nother level, cups. you took it to a whole ‘nother level.

      • blomfeld - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:24 AM

        A 757 MY ASS !

        The Pentagon probably has more security cameras trained on it than any other structure in the world, not to mention all the satellites which can produce a ‘razor-sharp’ image of the hairs on the back of the hand of some guard in Red Square. Therefore how is is possible that to this very day, not one single frame or image can be produced depicting an airliner slamming into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 ? And don’t even get me started on those stupid 4 x ‘still’ frames of a laser beam at the parking gate entrance! I worked in the airline industry for 22 x years and never once did a wide-body airliner appear before me like some ‘ray’ of light. The bottom line friends is that regardless of whether you call yourselves left or right, there’s a ‘dark’ force at the controls of our society and that’s a shame …

      • rodeoclowndc - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM

        Had you dimwits used the appropriate verb, no one’s panties would be in a bunch.

        You CEDE the argument, not SECEDE FROM it.

        Go Jackets.

  2. esracerx46 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    When I heard the announcement that they are going to make an announcement. I thought it was something with Ovi and the torch. Now it sounds more like a whole team thing.

    • blomfeld - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      “something with Ovi and the torch” ? …

      No such luck pal … probably more like ‘Ovi and a plane’ ! … we can only hope eh ? :)

      • 950003cups - Sep 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        blomfeld, your video posts are so random. This one more or less makes a tad of sense. Usually it’s some Elvis song that has nothing to do with the topic.

        Are you a serial killer leaving clues?

      • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:03 PM

        Did Ovechkin take your virginity and not call you back? Why you so upset, Blowfeld? Time to get a good cry on. Let it out, muffin.

      • blomfeld - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM

        Achtung 950003cups & Lupy Nazi Philthy !

        As an ardent, sexy and values-driven supporter of the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, I take this opportunity to ‘denounce’ the both of you for the human flotsam which you are ! May God have mercy on you and your miserable ilk …

  3. amityvillefun - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Ovechkin is retiring and heading to play with Kovy.

    Those two playing on the same line would be insane.

    • jcmeyer10 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      I hope they do that as an April Fools day joke just to see the reaction of fans.

    • nj666 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      Olympics, IIHF… they’ve played together before. Having two “super star” puck hogs usually doesn’t work as well as people would think.

  4. nflnhlrulznbasux - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    The major announcement(s) will be:

    – that Ovechkin gets to grandfather the rule on tucked in jerseys.
    – that Rod Langway is making a comeback
    – that half of the home games will be played in Baltimore with all the glass to be removed for safety reasons
    – that they just signed up Obama to play left wing
    – that all the player’s wives, partners and girlfriends will be auctioned off for charity
    – that they are installing personal video screens into the back of each seat in the arena. Unfortunately, the fans in the front row will still have to look up at the arena’s big screen

  5. kinard24 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    They SIGNED TIM TEBOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ibieiniid - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      or Manute Bol.

  6. lebcapsfan - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    It’s probably either the Winter Classic (too early though, usually the NHL makes that announcement in April/May). My guess is either next year’s All Star game will be in DC, or the draft.

  7. btlpper68 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Ovechkin traded for a 7rd draft pivk

  8. pxland - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    They’re moving the whole team to the KHL so as not to lose Ovechkin.

  9. barkar942 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    They are firing George?

  10. uscthom78 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Welcoming a former Devils winger to the organization.

  11. dhillca - Sep 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Name change to Washington crackers

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