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T.J. Oshie Hits The Ice For The Washington Capitals

from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider,

T.J. Oshie emerged from the stick room dressed in his new Washington Capitals white jersey with his new number, 77, pasted onto the back of his helmet, trailed by a camera documenting his first skate with his new team. He stepped onto the bench at the practice facility, already feeling comfortable inside his new office, and leaned two fresh sticks against the glass. He eyed both then chose one, smiling as he turned toward the ice.

“Oh boy,” he said. “Let’s see how these new twigs work.”

Only a dozen or so fans were present for the occasion, a far smaller crowd than that which snaked around the building in mid-July, lining up for the forward’s autograph. Then, Oshie had just begun wrapping his head around the trade that sent him to the Capitals for Troy Brouwer, Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick.

Come Wednesday morning, a new batch of tasks had presented itself to Oshie. It wasn’t quite as hectic as the torrential week in late July, when he and his future wife moved into their new Minnesota home, attended their wedding then spent two days in the hospital, because she endured the ceremony with kidney stones. But it came close.

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