The bad part of the Caps and Rangers playing each other every spring is that the storylines have all been played out.

The good part is that fans enter the series with ready-made disdain, and don’t need to wait through several games to get boiling blood and rude signs and all that.

Like this guy, who brought signs mocking John Tortorella and quoting The Color of Money to Game 1. I know the bottom photo is hard to read, but it goes like this: “It’s like a nightmare, isn’t it? Just keeps getting worse and worse.”

(Top image via @just_lissa)

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