Saturday, April 05, 2008

One more time for the troops...with some other messages



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“Well, boys ... I haven't a thing to say. Played a great game, Thursday...all of you. I'm going to tell you something I've kept to myself for years -- None of you ever knew Kip Miller. It was long before your time. But you know what a tradition he is in Washington...And the last thing he said to me – ‘Rock,’ he said – ‘sometime, when the team is up against it -- and the breaks are beating the boys -- tell them to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Kipper...I don't know where I'll be then, Rock", he said – ‘but I'll know about it - and I'll be happy.’"

-- Knute Rockne

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“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in the offensive zone,
we shall fight on the boards and in the corners,
we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the defensive zone,
we shall defend our ice, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight at the blue line,
we shall fight in the neutral zone,
we shall fight in the faceoff circles and in the crease,
we shall fight in the slot;
we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this ice or a large part of it were bruised and bleeding, then our Empire beyond 7th Street, armed and guarded by the Capitals, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New Capitals, with all their power and might, step forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Stanley Cup.”

-- Winston Churchill

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"I got a telegram from a lady in Texas today. You know what it said?

' …'I hope the Caps beat those Panther bastards.'"

-- Herb Brooks

3 comments:

dmg said...

I never knew the Capitals had so many famous fans.

The Peerless said...

They're the "in" team at the moment.

usually frustrated caps fan said...

I think Miami Sharks coach Tony D'Amato said it best in his telegram to Ovechkin, Federov and Semin this morning: "I'll tell you this, Alex, in any fight it's the guy whose willing to die whose gonna win that inch. And I know, if I'm gonna have any life any more it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that's what living is, the six inches in front of your face. Now I can't make you, Federov or Semin do it. You've got to look at the guy next to you, look into his eyes. Now I think ya going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. Your gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team, because he knows when it comes down to it your gonna do the same for him. That's a team gentlemen, and either, you Caps heal as a team, or you will die as individuals. That's football and ice hockey guys, that's all it is. Now what are you gonna do? - LETS GO CAPS!!!!"