Baltimore isn’t necessarily though of as a hockey town, seeing as how we don’t have a team and all, but there’s a surprisingly strong amount of support here for the closest NHL franchise, the Washington Capitals.
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The Washington Capitals will be lacing up their skates for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Maryland turf ice next year, the Naval Academy announced on Sunday.
At an appearance at an elite club of business leaders in Baltimore on Wednesday, D.C. sports mogul Ted Leonsis said he’s excited by the notion of the three nearby major East Coast cities – Baltimore, Richmond and Washington, D.C. – merging to become a “super city.”
This blog post over at Camden Chat rules. At Saturday’s Washington Capitals hockey game at the Verizon Center, several area mascots were brought onto the ice for inter-period entertainment, but apparently, the Oriole Bird was singularly humiliated as part of a deliberate plot to shame Baltimore. Or at least that’s how Camden Chat’s Steve Damerell would have it. And I honestly can’t tell if he’s joking or not.
Included among the Oriole Birds many humiliations are the following: First, during an exhibition match between a kids’ team and the mascots, the Oriole Bird was one of the few mascots not wearing skates, which contributed to his or her failing to stop a “critical goal.” The Oriole Bird was further disgraced when it was “sentenced to the intern-like duty” of throwing Capitals T-shirts to the crowd. Later, the Oriole Bird got inside a “giant hamster ball” and was “forced” to race the former Capitals mascot.
After Baltimore Business Journal‘s James Briggs gave him something of a dressing down yesterday morning, the previously anonymous Baltimorean who threw a crab onto the ice at the Baltimore Hockey Classic Tuesday night came forward.
22-year-old Ryan Henkin — who also confessed to doing the same thing in 2011 — defended his actions, which play off a Detroit tradition of throwing octopuses on the ice at Red Wings playoff games. He told Briggs in an email that his Detroit friends “all loved it.”
He did, however, concede that “preseason isn’t the ideal time for a seafood toss.” (Can someone who understands the Code of Hockey please explain to me what difference that makes?)