#2 The return of hockey
The second reason to look forward to the preseason is the simple fact that hockey is returning. Things have been a little bit quiet around Washington, D.C. since the Alex Ovechkin contract extension. Granted, the Washington Football Team defeated the New York Giants with Tom Wilson in attendance. The Nationals however, traded everybody it seems like.
Fall is seriously the best season in all of sports. The air is crisp and chill. For you ladies reading this, your pumpkin spice lattes are back. For you hockey nerds (and I am one too, no shame) no matter the gender, this is your chance to see the prospects up close and in person (or from your couch).
The Caps preseason schedule features six games, three at home and three on the road. Gather your family and friends and come out to a game. Tickets are cheap. If you don’t want to spend money, check out a training camp practice. If that doesn’t get you hyped up for the season I don’t know what will.
One thing is for sure, hockey being back is a refreshing sight to see. It’s going to be even sweeter once these games count.