The Washington Capitals beat the Las Vegas Medieval Times Golden Knights last night 4-3 to win the Stanley Cup in five games. It’s the first Stanley Cup for the Caps. The team was established in 1974-75. It’s taken them 34 years to win the Stanley Cup.
Las Vegas Medival Times Golden Knights were established in 2017-18. At least that is when they first pranced on to the ice and began playing hockey in the NHL. Yes, they went to the Stanley Cup their first season in the league.
I hate the Las Vegas Golden Knights
With all sports, there are teams I like, teams I feel indifferent towards, and teams I hate with the intensity of a thousand suns. The Golden Knights fall into the latter category. I hate them because of their stupid pregame shows that feature costumes and special effects. I also hate them because of their fans.
Golden Knights fans are the walking, breathing definition of bandwagon fans. They either never watched hockey before the 2017-18 season or they ditched their former favorite NFL team and latched onto the Golden Knights. Now that their season is over, they can go back to their jobs polishing slot machines or scraping gum off the floor of the gentlemen’s club.
I’m sure that’s all that is. Gum.
I hate the Golden Knights so much that if they returned to the Stanley Cup next year to play the Pittsburgh Penguins, I’d root for the Penguins.
Alexander Ovechkin named Stanley Cup MVP
Capitals’ captain and Russian Alexander Ovechkin was named the Stanley Cups MVP. He scored 15 goals in the postseason, making him the fifth player in the last 25 years to do so. He’s also the first Russian team captain to win the Stanley Cup. Being that he’s Russian, he probably also helped get Donald Trump elected.
I’ve watched the Capitals since moving to Western Maryland in 1994. I’ve seen them play in at least 18 different uniforms. I guess winning the Stanley Cup in the current uniform means they won’t have to change this one any time soon.
Speaking of uniforms, this is the first year they’ve worn jerseys made by Adidas. The NHL switched from Rebook to Adidas beginning this 2017-18 season. I guess that’s all it took to break the 34-year Stanley Cup drought, a jersey made by a proper athletic clothing maker.
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