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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #50: July 27, 2021, 10:53:53 PM »
At 1K a piece I'll make sure I get enough for the whole brood for multiple games  :twisted:

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #51: July 28, 2021, 07:14:42 PM »
VV is back...GMBM gave Seattle a 2023 second round pick for him...makes sense since they had 4 goalies after signing Grubi...

My 2014 signed draft pick Caps sweater is happy...

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #52: July 28, 2021, 07:50:51 PM »
Ron Francis has clearly discovered that local delicacy, 'shrooms

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #53: July 28, 2021, 08:30:37 PM »
Ron Francis has clearly discovered that local delicacy, 'shrooms

I think he was hedging his bet in the event they didn't land Grubi.  VV became expendable once that deal happened...

Either way...WE WIN!   :mg:

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #54: July 29, 2021, 07:32:39 AM »
VV is back...GMBM gave Seattle a 2023 second round pick for him...makes sense since they had 4 goalies after signing Grubi...

My 2014 signed draft pick Caps sweater is happy...
And it keeps getting worse

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #55: August 01, 2021, 10:20:38 AM »
Good bye, Craig Anderson. Signed with the Sabres, and likely to be their best goalie, along with a rawest of raw youngster, "UPL".

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #56: September 09, 2021, 09:37:19 PM »
My ticket rep has recently left 3 VMs asking me to call back before the preseason starts (this is my 14th season in those seats)...my guess is that the lack of a public announcement regarding the elephant in the room is an unresolved problem for Monumental.

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #57: September 09, 2021, 09:47:22 PM »
My ticket rep has recently left 3 VMs asking me to call back before the preseason starts (this is my 14th season in those seats)...my guess is that the lack of a public announcement regarding the elephant in the room is an unresolved problem for Monumental.

They published a code to purchase single game tickets early.  Someone on Facebook asked if early purchases came with a discount...  :hysterical:

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #58: September 09, 2021, 10:00:22 PM »
do I just lock this or is there a place to split off the new season? thinking Reply #833 on page 34.  The expansion draft list.

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #59: September 09, 2021, 10:04:02 PM »
Might as well split right here and call it the 5782 thread  :D

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #60: September 09, 2021, 10:04:03 PM »
do I just lock this or is there a place to split off the new season? thinking Reply #833 on page 34.  The expansion draft list.


good idea

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #61: September 09, 2021, 10:06:17 PM »
Might as well split right here and call it the 5782 thread  :D
I found out honey is good on pink lady apples.

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Reply #62: September 09, 2021, 10:06:40 PM »
I assumed it was about vax mandates.  Which I believe are required at all upcoming concerts
They published a code to purchase single game tickets early.  Someone on Facebook asked if early purchases came with a discount...  :hysterical:

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« Reply #63: September 09, 2021, 10:07:20 PM »

...thinking Reply #833 on page 34.  The expansion draft list.

 :thumbs:

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« Reply #64: September 09, 2021, 10:07:34 PM »
This isn't uncensored!!
I found out honey is good on pink lady apples.

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« Reply #65: September 09, 2021, 11:54:47 PM »
I assumed it was about vax mandates.  Which I believe are required at all upcoming concerts

No mention of it...

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #66: September 11, 2021, 12:17:05 PM »
My ticket rep has recently left 3 VMs asking me to call back before the preseason starts (this is my 14th season in those seats)...my guess is that the lack of a public announcement regarding the elephant in the room is an unresolved problem for Monumental.

Back when I had Capitals season tickets (2001-11) I found the Guest Services staff could be frightfully pushy. In 2011, renewal time was getting close and I was getting literally daily calls from Guest Services urging me to renew. Unfortunately this was the time of a major standoff on the Hill, with four Senators saying they would block a debt-ceiling bill unless the proposed balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution were sent to the states. A person has to make a decision at a time like this, so I declined renewal - just to get Guest Services off my back and get on with the everyday business of living.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #68: September 19, 2021, 01:26:31 PM »
Charra signed with the Islanders.  :shock:

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #69: September 19, 2021, 01:33:55 PM »
Dammit

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #70: September 19, 2021, 01:34:07 PM »
Charra signed with the Islanders.  :shock:

...where it all began for him, selected by that club in the 3rd round of the 1996 draft.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #71: September 20, 2021, 12:57:21 PM »
Caps Hire Dr. Aimee Kimball as Sr. Dir. Team & Organizational Development

https://www.nhl.com/capitals/news/capitals-hire-dr-aimee-kimball-as-senior-director-of-team-and-organizational-development/c-326224062?fbclid=IwAR0Fp426n-NMWwpyxjxnoGFaw6i3vIVCuSCulD1uqAoyWH7yvs1p-QyssBA

"...Kimball's work will include the proper formulation, accumulation and presentation of all player development related information and plans."

Sounds a lot like she'll "Endeavor to Persevere."   :hysterical:


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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #72: September 21, 2021, 08:24:24 AM »
Exhibition games start Sunday.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #73: September 24, 2021, 05:44:33 AM »
Apparently Carlson cracked his knee at the end of last season

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #74: September 25, 2021, 12:54:52 PM »
Don’t remember hearing that the NHL was adding corporate sponsoring to the uniforms, let alone that the Caps were the first one to find a sponsor, and a sports book at that. Heard this from someone (who I don’t believe is much into sports) in the midst of telling her husband (a huge Caps fan) that this crossed the line and she wasn’t going to buy the family Caps-related merchandise again. When you appear to not only lose people normally indifferent to sports but actually antagonize some of them to that level in the name of what already looks to have markings of a cheap sellout, that says something.

Beyond the tackiness factor, the increased enmeshing of business concerns like that for extra cash could factor into issues with stadium and arena deals down the road. The selling of the community asset and family-friendly product that has gone into the advocacy process for public subsidy of such venues could not only be diluted as to the associated imaging, but raise questions as to whether the public would essentially be sponsoring and subsidizing a private gambling “partner“, as well as increased cries for the associated cash-rich partners to be the ones responsible to put up the lion’s share of funding.

There are already concerns as to what the increasing presence of gambling element at ballparks and arenas will have, especially as to what kids are going to be invited to see as commonplace and part and parcel with the pastime experience. I’m certainly not planning to buy me or the kids something that directly serves as a billboard for gambling, let alone official merchandise.

Where the line is for others is for others up to them, and maybe it doesn’t move the dial for as many as I think it might. One would hate to think that the cost-benefit analysis factored in the anticipated loss of support from the family-oriented, kid-friendly, generational portion of the fan base as something that would always be acceptable once the leagues allowed themselves to cozy up to gambling entities in just about every way possible. Maybe crowds pulling more from the greyhound race demographic will get the job done and won’t kill the golden goose.

Had a glance at the announcement, and the level of linkage is quite something:

‘CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WASHINGTON CAPITALS x CAESARS SPORTSBOOK WEBSITE’

https://www.nhl.com/capitals/team/jersey-patch

“WE ARE ALL CAPS FANS. WE ARE ALL CAESARS.”

What’s next, having the team extend their right arm straight out and scream “Hail Caesars”? And then they tack on a bit about a historic and groundbreaking partnership, which may only be equaled in history and groundbreaking impact when they partner with an established Nevada enterprise for a fan escort service. Totally worth it, Ted.