The best Twitter reactions to Capitals drafting Ryan Leonard

Ryan Leonard, Washington Capitals (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Ryan Leonard, Washington Capitals (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) /

The Washington Capitals picked Ryan Leonard in the first round when they went up at eighth overall. You’ve seen our reaction and our grade. Now let’s check out Caps Twitter and a couple of media folks that cover the team to see how they reacted.

Noah aka NHL Draft expert @capsboybebop tweeted:

The Caps had 2 picks in the first round and they walk away with:

Ryan Leonard

Rasmus Sandin

That’s pretty good.

Noah has a good point. The Caps got Sandin initially from the Boston Bruins in the Garnet Hathaway and Marcus Johansson trade. The Toronto Maple Leafs included Sandin in the package because the Caps gave that first rounder the Bruins gave them to the Maple Leafs.

Travis Tuthill, cool dude, big Caps fan that you can follow at his accounts both @capstrav1s and @Capitals tweeted this about the pick:

“Ryan Leonard is a fantastic player who I believe could make an immediate impact for the Capitals. Despite all the Michkov drama, I am really happy with this pick. #ALLCAPS”

@OVECHKIN (Not the real Alex Ovechkin of course) tweeted:

“He has that dawg in him, we’re back”.

DC Sports photographer Homer McFanboy tweeted:

“The Washington Capitals select right wing Ryan Leonard, who has been called a smaller Matthew Tkachuk and a low calorie Tom Wilson. If that’s what this kid becomes, D.C. will love him and the rest of the league will hate playing against him.”

Luke Adomanis of Japers Rink notes: “A positive to getting Leonard is Caps will actually have someone to watch at World Juniors.”

Speaking of Tom Wilson, Tarik El Bashir of The Athletic confirmed when he talked to Leonard that he admires Willy. Look out Pittsburgh Penguins fans.

Sammi Silber of The Hockey News calls Leonard a “gritty forward” and also notes that “despite all the Michkov hype, going all in on Leonard is the right call and one that’ll pay off big time.”

Must Read. Capitals Draft Grades: Ryan Leonard scores a high grade. light

So overall this Ryan Leonard guy seems like the right pick at number eight. I approve. Caps fans on Twitter approve. Some media members approve it. Now we get to watch him develop and hopefully have a good career here.