Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 10/23/14
“To all Caps fans – local and long-distance – thank you for your ongoing support and your support of our players, we truly appreciate it. You are terrific fans, and we have worked extremely hard for many years to grow that relationship, and we have been rewarded with fantastic support. It is now incumbent upon us to be a first-class partner not only with our players but also with our fans. It is time to move forward in the best way we can, together.” – Ted Leonsis, posted on his blog, Ted’s Take. On Thursday, January 17th, the Washington Capitals hosted a Fan Appreciation Event to thank fans for their continued support through the National Hockey League lockout and to get everyone excited for the upcoming season. Attendance was free, concessions were free, and merchandise was 20% off. An open practice was held at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with DC101’s radio emcee Elliot Segal. Upon entering the arena, all you saw was red. The players were on the ice, skating to t...
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