Caps Trades Fans
“We could not have asked for more from our fan base over the last thirty seasons They have been terrific for our club and we consider them the best fans in the team’s history. We have given them a chance to follow a team with a good shot at the Cup, while we search for new, younger fans to add to our organization. Nobody likes to make these kinds of decisions. But as an organization, we are moving in a different direction. We wish our fans and their families all the best.”
It should be noted that the Caps will not have to compensate season tickets holders for their hefty investment made last summer. They do believe that they have some excellent fan prospects in their Portland affiliate ready to make a solid impact on next season. ”
Okay, it’s not true but it may as well be. I know I am still a new fan and I know it’s all about rebuilding the team but it sure is disheartening to see the players who meant something to the team get traded away.
Jagr – good riddance. Despite wearing his #68 on my Caps sweater, there was no love lost here.
Bondra – That was a huge bummer. He was pretty broken up about leaving the Caps – a team he played for all his career. He is missed.
Lang – admittedly, his biggest draw for me (as a girly-type fan) was how cute he was (with his hair blowing in the wind and that impish smile) but the fact that he was the NHL’s leading point scorer was his claim to fame. I wish him well and will miss his cute face.
Still on the trading block: Gonchar, Witt (aka Greasy Jesus) and Olie.
Yep, I’m bummed out. Can you tell?