Washington Capitals NHL 2013-2014 Regular Season Countdown: Day 9, Exclusive Texts from GMGM

Washington Capitals NHL 2013-2014 Regular Season Countdown: Day 9, Exclusive Texts from GMGM

Nine days to go until the Washington Capitals drop the puck!  In anticipation of this glorious occasion, we here at Stars and Sticks are counting down until the regular season.  Today, we have an exclusive text exchange with our very own GM George McPhee.

Please note this conversation is entirely satirical and not intended to be taken seriously.

Cyril: Hey George, what’s going on? Excited for the new season?

GMGM: Oh yeah, I’m pumped!  I am so glad that we finally get to see how Ted meets his wife!

Cyril: Wait what?  Are you talking about How I Met Your Mother?

GMGM: Yeah, what were you talking about?  You know HIMYM is my jam.

Cyril: Actually no… I was talking about hockey…

GMGM:  Oh is that coming up?  Shoot that means I’m going to have to make some cuts.

Cyril: Oooh!  Any interesting info?  Will Wilson, Latta, or Orlov get to play? Is Kuznetsov going to come over?

GMGM:  Hmmm.  I can’t really disclose that information.  That’s between me, Ted, and my scarves.
GMGM: Oatesy?  No, not really.  That’s why I like having short-term coaches; it really allows me to mold the team.  I feel really good about the roster this season.Cyril: Wait, doesn’t Adam Oates get to make decisions on personal?

Cyril: Is that for real?  Or is it more like how “Brooks Laich is our second line center”?  That is, until we sign Grabovski…

GMGM: Cyril, you know how it is.  We’re always looking to improve.  However, we don’t want to overpay; we prefer to grow from within.

Cyril: So what the hell happened with Erskine, Neuvirth, and Joel Ward?

GMGM: Well I nailed Alzner, Grabovski, and Carlson… I do good things too…


Cyril: When will we get a solid defensive core?  Do you think Mike Green will ever win a Norris?

GMGM:  Personally, I think Greenie should have won the Norris at least twice.  I mean we play him like he’s a Norris trophy winner just to help him get consideration.

Cyril:  Well I do like Greenie but am not sure about that…

GMGM: Are you questioning my talent evaluation abilities?!  Low blow…

Cyril: Sorry George…

GMGM: … :’(  GMGM out.

Cyril: My bad, GMGM, talk soon?

GMGM: After I watch all the season premieres.




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