Fellow ‘softie and Washington Caps fan Dan Fernandez feels my pain. I called my father the other day and chirped: “Any new ex-Caps today?” and was very depressed to hear “Yeah, Gonchar’s gone”. I know I SAID my favorite Caps were on one way tickets out of town, but it’s depressing to be right. Between the fire sale and the upcoming CBA quagmire, I wonder if the Caps will sell ANY season tickets for next year.
I have a coworker who used to work for AOL in general and Ted “Hockey Abomination” Leonsis in particular. He’s watched a game from the owner box. I told him to give Ted a message for me : “Sell the Team”. Of course, I’m guessing he’s hearing that message on several fronts these days.
Update: Raymond Chen enjoyed a Seattle Thunderbirds game recently. Also, the annual Microsoft Hockey Challenge is next weekend. Traditionally, we played rival IT companies like Sun and AOL, thrashing them soundly on the ice (the one time I went, we been Sun 8-1). This year, there are a variety of intra-MSFT games and a series of MSFT vs. Customer games, but no industry rivalry games. Bummer!