Irene would be that stupid hurricane that wants to deter me from my vacation to the Outer Banks. If I had a drivers license I would be driving down there through 100 mph wind gusts and torrential down pours, sadly the state of Virginia doesn’t see me at the proper age which my dad’s surely thankful of.
Now that I’m the equivalent of a caged cat waiting for Irene to skedadle I decided I should probably do something to pass the time.
So I decided I should count down my top ten favorite players and say why they’re so awesome, because we all know if I like them they’re awesome. And I also thought some of you may enjoy a good chuckle over my misfortune.
10. DJ King
If you haven’t noticed, I’m a grinder, tough guy kinda girl. I live for 4th line action, every time they take the ice you can’t miss them. Which brings me to Mr. King, the fiercest #17 I’ve ever seen. If his name didn’t tell you he meant business, when the Caps were on 24/7 they did a segment on the grinders and showed DJ’s scarred hands ripped from all the fights he’d been in. True dedication to the game right there, my friends.
9. Cam Fowler
It’s not often you’ll find me rooting on a guy whose not a Cap, but what can I say? destiny brought Mr. Fowlers and my fandom together. Now I didn’t just pick a random team and a random guy on that roster to be versatile. No, I watched the 2010 draft and he was one of the last guys to be drafted. it pulled on my heartstrings a little, not to mention he’s an amazing dman and Gordo’s lucky to be on a team with such a cool guy.
8. Scott Hannan
What can I say? I’m a sucker for defenseman (no, not that way). It could also have something to do with the fact I saw him in Giant and he was parked right next to us! (yes dad, it was really Scottie). Hockey wise, he’s a strong stay at home defenseman which the Caps really needed because our back ends as weak as diarrhea (and not because of the goalies). He was also a strong presence in the locker room due to his experience, which not many of the others players had. He was a useful guy and will be missed.
7. Matheiu Perreault
how could you not like Matty P? He’s a lil’ french-canadian center! or centre as the Canadians put it. He does have some things to improve on, like not disappearing after his call up. But he’s a great player with a lot of skill. He’ll make it big soon.
6. Mike Knuble
He’s the fine wine of the team, in the sense he gets better and better every year. Heck, maybe he’ll play his best season when he’s 70! until them, he’s a great first line anchor to keep Ovie and Backstrom’s eyes on the goal, literally.
5. John Carlson
Other than the fact he’s a wonder twin (shut down crew: activate!), he’s an incredibly talented offensive defenseman and really brings his A game. Although he’s only played in the NHL playoffs twice, he’s a strong presence. Watch out southeast conference!
4. Andrew Gordon
The fallen one, of course it made sense career wise. He couldn’t just be an AHL star leaving his goal of playing in the NHL full-time unattained without trying. So sadly, the loveable forward left us for the Mighty Ducks. He’s a great player and a great person, his talents and personality will be missed.
3. Matt Bradley
hehmmm anyone NEEDS MORE BRADLEY!? because I sure as heck do. Sadly I won’t be getting it unless I convert to the pathetic Panthers (hey, that rhymes!). He’ll always remain one of my favorite players, no mater what team he plays on. His dedication to his craft really stood out when everyone was out to lunch. He’s a great player, a “spark plug” and will be missed. (Unless you’re a Sasha fan…)
2. Karl Alzner
The second half to the Wonder twins (shut down crew: Activate!) aka Carlzner. Carlson and Alzner are like Peanut Butter and Jelly, ice cream and a spoon, green beans and ketchup (ok, maybe the last one only applies to me). They’re what you call a successful blue line tandem. Carlson is the offensive goal scorer while Alzner is the house keeper. Not to mention, Alzy’s amazing stick handling and foot work. That opinion could be slightly biased…
NUMBERO UNO! (I don’t take spanish so I apologize if I spelled that wrong)
1. Matt Hendricks
Hendy is like an A plus student. He always gives it his all be it practice, a game, or the Playoffs. He never points fingers and always takes responsibility for his actions. He’s a true role model if I’ve ever seen one. His work ethic is exemplary and he’s always nice to fans. In fact, he loves hockey so much he became a fighter to stay at the pro level. True dedication if I’ve ever seen it. It’s Hendy Time!
Grinders for life, that’s how I roll. So that wraps up my, I’m going nuts in my house with no vacation and I love the Caps post. Now it’s time to catch National Treasure.