Monday, February 16, 2009
Well, Denson already went through why Pens fans specifically hate the Capitals. I'm going to try to stay away from that Top 10 list as much as I can, but you know, until the Hershey Bears became the Caps affiliate, let alone moving to the area, I had no reason to like them at all. I'm going to try to remember those days.
5. Jaromir Jagr
Is this a serious photo?
Jagr is one of those universally hated guys. You just can't help it. You can admire his talent, you can awe at his quick release, his ability to protect the puck, whatever. But if you were playing against him, then you wanted nothing to do with him. Boo away. Enjoy your banishment to Russia.
4. Dale Hunter
Dale Hunter's prime was early in my childhood, but his name is always mentioned among some of the dirtier guys in the league. Universally despised or universally loved. When Hunter's number was retired by the Capitals, the organization presented him with a penalty box. He's amassed the 2nd most penalty minutes in NHL history with 3565. Jesus.
3. "Rock the Red"
Let's be honest, if you're not a Caps fan, this faux music video featuring Ovechkin on vocals, Mike Green on Drums, Brooks Laich on guitar, and Brashear providing security is the gayest thing they've ever seen. It is pretty much the gayest thing I've ever seen.
Not really, #2 is Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin. Beninati's voice is so utterly grating. It's like they couldn't get the most annoying in Doc Emrick, so they found the 2nd most annoying guy they could.
1. Alex Ovechkin
Let's be honest, if you don't like the Caps nowadays, there's one reason. That guy.
I considered some other things as well: Olaf Kolzig, Jim Carey, Chris Simon, Bandwagon Fans, those shitty jerseys with the Capital on them, the giant black guy standing at the top of the Metro stairs ripping me off on scalped tickets. So now tell me, why do you hate the Caps?