Washington Capitals Community Should Focus on Team, Not Pittsburgh Penguins

December 22nd, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
The intensity building up to Thursday's grudge match against the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins just went up a few notches.

Caps fans, in the dying minutes of a decisive victory over the New Jersey Devils, started a "Crosby sucks" chant following by a "We want Pittsburgh" chant. Once the incident hit the social networks, fans from both teams had plenty to say about the matter.

In sum, Caps fans are pumped after watching their team win two straight following an eight-game losing streak, and they are ready to battle their rivals from the North. Pens fans, meanwhile, are chuckling behind their computers, wondering what's so great about beating the two of the worst teams in the NHL before quickly reminding Caps fans of their "success" against the Pens.

The jeering between the two clubs is as natural as a check in the boards. The rivalry rooted in Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin that blew up in 2009 when the two teams met in the semifinals made the hatred more than it ever was in the 90s.

Looking specifically at the last three seasons, I have watched as my hometown of the DC Metropolitan area become black and gold obsessed ...

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