I guess another key question for D.C.'s owners was how they feel about the Barra Brava and the Screaming Eagles and the team's fan culture. Of course, they all paid lip service to DCU's fans being the best in the league during the formal part of this morning's events, but I was curious whether we'd be seeing any Laettners or Davises hanging out on the non-quiet side next season.
"I want to be in that section," Laettner told me. "My daughters will love stuff like that."
"Ummmmm," I thought.
"He might stick out, being two feet taller than everybody," Devon McTavish later pointed out.
And Brian Davis?
"I've been over there, but the last time I was over there they were throwing brews, and I wasn't ready for that," Davis said. "But I'm ready for that now. I've got to come dressed different....No doubt about it. I'm gonna come dressed ready though. I'm gonna have the hat on, be ready."
Then he made his Barra/Eagles game face, which, I have to say, was pretty good.
Also, before I forget, the Euro-Style Caps Supporters Group or Whatever is coming to tomorrow night's game against the Flyers. I promise not to write anything critical about them or anyone else. They're expecting about 70 people, which would be about a dozen more than last time. And they'll be in section 414, very near to the press box and across the ice from the players. I'm thinking Washington Times beat guy Dave Fay isn't going to like this very much.
The group still doesn't have a name, but they're choosing between Army of the Potomac and the Fifth Line. You can read more about tomorrow's event here.