The bad news is the Caps lost their season opener vs. Tampa Bay.
The worse news is they lost 6-3 and got dominated by some old(er) guys (Brewer, Lecavalier, St. Louis) and a kid fresh off the AHL bus (Conacher).
But the worst news is this:
Mike Green used to style his hair with a mascara wand. He once tossed his helmet before a fight just to show it off [video, never gets old]. Now he looks like a broke backpacker who woke up on the Jaipur train platform just in time for that 20 hour ride to Mumbai.
Old Mike Green would never have allowed this.
Post game interview video.
Mike did play nearly 27 minutes, a good sign for early-season conditioning and proof that he is, in fact, finally healthy. He had two shots and ended up -1.
The Caps home opener is tomorrow night vs. Winnipeg. I’ll be there, and this hair will be too. It’s going to take some great MG52 on-ice performances for me to stop missing the last time he was nominated for the Norris…
(Apparently it was too optimistic to expect the Caps to give me something to talk about after only one game.)