Found October 01, 2012 on Rock the Red:
I hold a special place my heart for hockey history. Putting A Roof On Winter is one if my favorite non-fiction books (after The Game, of course) and the Legends Of Hockey Series is on my DVD shelf in the Caps-themed man-cave I call a basement. But the Caps are "My Team", so I hold an even more special place for the Capitals as I have known them, 1984 to the present. I remember my first game at the Capital Centre, against Winnipeg. I remember John Druce going nuts in the playoffs. I remember my first Skipjacks game, where I sang the team's fight song and met a really young Oil Kolzig in a post-game get together with the team's Kid's Club. The Caps are part of my identity as a hockey fan.     And of course I remember the team's stars throughout the years, from Mike Gartner to Ovi, with some Bondra thrown in for good measure. But through it all, I remember the unsung heros; the no-names and random 4th liners that no one ever booed because half the arena didn...
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