The Capitals unveiled new playoff T-shirts and hats on Tuesday, a tradition the franchise has observed off and on since Washington players donned “Workahaolic” T-shirts leading up to the team’s first playoff appearance in 1983.
The long-sleeve version of the shirts features a larger skull with the “Entitled to Nothing” slogan on the back. There’s no word yet on whether the shirts will be available to fans, or if they’re only team-issued. (Update: Sorry, friends. The shirts aren’t for sale.)
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Last season, the Capitals wore Abe Lincoln-inspired T-shirts and hats for the playoffs, a nod to the “Honest Abe” award bestowed upon a player in the locker room after every win. They also wore T-shirts with wolf eyes, commemorating one of Coach Barry Trotz’s favorite expressions: “Feed the right wolf.”
There was an Iron Maiden-Capitals connection before this year’s shirts and hats were made. The heavy metal band’s song “The Wicker Man” is played at Verizon Center after every Capitals goal.