Oh Monday. It’s been a while since I was so excited to see your face.
And by your face, I mean Mike Green’s.
The Capitals Convention was this weekend, so Mike’s friends are along to make your Monday better. I had a hot date with Deb (@DLF1021) and Pam (@sunnyinNJ) who packed their high-powered cameras. Every picture here is used with their permission – please don’t steal them!
There was a player ping pong tournament in which Nicky B looked adorable:
He got in trouble for cursing at a later panel. Piglet dropping f-bombs.
And Troy Brouwer wore these shorts:
Photographing the screen was the only way to get all that, but here’s a money shot from RussianMachineNeverBreaks.com.
The competition was (not at all) serious.
While Deb & Pam watched shorts run around on stage, my randomly selected autograph session ticket ended up being for Mike Green. I personally vouch for his hair being 1000% and I even managed not to fall off the stage.
Just when I thought the highlight of the day had happened, Mike participated in a cooking competition. Making grilled cheese sandwiches.
Did I write this script or what? While the PA played Bieber and Britney, Mike and his fan-assistants won all three rounds of the contest. He looked pretty pleased with himself and relieved not to have set the place on fire.
All this *and* I can boil water.
While we all have a weakness for sandwiches, the best panel of the day was Locker Room Stories hosted by @wyshynski.
Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr and Aaron Volpatti told lots of redacted stories about pranks and superstitions that had us cracking up and other players’ ears ringing, even on their new teams.
We also decided that Brooks Laich should run for President. He’s diplomatic and sensible all while being ridiculously charming and having great legs. It’s a combination so powerful the law should overlook the fact he wasn’t born in the USA.
It wasn’t me.
Deb and Pam capped off their weekend with Caps practice yesterday, which I sadly missed. Perhaps it was for the best, considering this happened:
Yup, I’ll just stay over. Behind the glass. Sitting on my hands.
Welcome back, Monday.Tags: brooks laich, John Carlson, mike green, nicklas backstrom, troy brouwer, washington capitals