Rumblings at the Verizon Center when I arrived yesterday.
'Theodore is a scratch!'
We knew Johnson, our other goalie has been playing with a hip injury. This after losing 10 players to injury who are just now coming back. For what seemed like forever the Washington Capitals consisted of the Hershey Bears (the minor-league affiliate - kudos to the callups!!!) + Ovie's Line (Ovechkin, Backstrom and Kozlov / Nylander) + 2 goalies + a few other dudes.
Did you see who they called up?
Didn't recognize the name.
It wasn't Varlamov was it?
Nope - not Neuvirth or Machesney either.
Who is that guy?
In an illustration of why it's good to work in an industry you love - the Capital's Web Producer suited up as the backup goalie for last night's game with the Senators.
And he got the biggest ovation in the rink.
Varlamov finally arrived 1/2 way through the 1st period.
Brett Leonhardt - you have just made the day of dreaming cubicle-dwellers everywhere.
(BTW - after his moment in the spotlight, he had to go back and edit his OWN POST-GAME INTERVIEW VIDEO! How surreal is that?!?!?!)