Know When to Hold ‘Em

Someday I’ll go to a hockey team’s Casino Night.  Someday I’ll have $250 to spend on an event that doesn’t involve either Vegas or getting a tan.  Or they could move these to Vegas and I could do all three at once.

The Caps and Islanders hosted casino nights last night.  The events benefit wonderful charities, but “Crush on Mike Green” is not a deductible category on my taxes.  At least not when “Married, Filing Jointly.”  Perhaps in Canada you can claim “Pretending I Can Count While John Tavares Deals Blackjack.”

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I hope John’s a slow dealer, because hockey + cocktails is already more math than I can handle.  Read about the event here and see more photos here.  If there’s video later, I’ll post it.

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Unrelated to casino night but very related to things we love, here’s the Winnipeg Sun story about John sending a signed jersey to an 11-year old Isles fan who was bullied at a Winnipeg Jets game.  Perfect guy is perfect.

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The Caps don’t have a story or photos up yet.  They must’ve partied harder and the web team is sleeping it off.  Their Instagram managed a few photos:

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How many drinks before I say, “Mike Green, your hair is too short!”?

But luckily the DC news was up early - Fox 5 TV – Caps Casino Night.

The event featured Ovi’s blue jacket:

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Underage gamblers:

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And the Brouwer Rangers modifying their suits into Power Tuxes.  Helmets and all.  No offense NYI, but this looks more like our kind of party.

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Hoping for a more in-depth analysis of Mike Green’s hair in tonight’s broadcast.

 

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  1. I’m not properly equipped to handle John Tavares in a tux and being a hero. More coffee, please.

    Side note – Joel Ward in that suit?? Holy smokes sir! Snaps for style!!

  2. Why’d they have to go and remind us that Tom Wilson’s practically a fetus? Does it really count as jail bait if they can legally drink in Canada?

    I’d love if the Caps offered a discounted rate for casino night…y’know, so I could afford bail.