Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Matthew Tate on 08/08/11 at 05:54 PM ET
Please welcome Matthew who will be blogging about the Capitals for KK this year.
Welcome to the home of the F Street Faithful. A place for all news related to the team that calls the Verizon Center home: The Washington Capitals. This blog is entirely for the Capitals, not me, though I do feel some introductions are in order.
For me, it all started in 1996. At the time I was 6 years old and couldn’t tell a Canuck from a Canadien. My father took me to my first Washington Capitals game in the old Caps Centre. It was some game against the Pittsburgh Penguins that I honestly remember very little of, aside from the taunts the crowd was making at Tom Barrasso. Fifteen years later, I still get the same feeling of excitement watching the game.
I have seen many a player don the Capitals’ jersey. Some have had the luxury to become beloved by the fans and some still make me cringe to his day (the most notable of these will be in town December 13, 2011). Throughout all of these, I pay undying allegiance to the Slovakian Sniper, Peter Bondra. Other former Capitals that find a place in my heart include Sylvain Cote, Joe Juneau, and Boyd Gordon. All Capitals fans will have to note my following stances on current matters:
• I am pro-Alex Semin
• I am anti-Jeff Schultz
Outside of hockey, there isn’t much. I do follow most other sports. My other teams include the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles, and Arsenal F.C. The closest that I have ever come to seeing my team win a championship is when University of Maryland men’s basketball won it all in 2002, and I don’t even much like basketball. I gladly welcome you to this new blog. You can also check me out on twitter, @FStreetTate.
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