This week we are all struggling through the bye week. This is the first time bye weeks has been enforced. I, as well as many Caps fans, are agonizing through Capitals withdrawal. I have a few tips that have made the bye week more bearable.
The timing for the bye week is very unfortunate in that we don’t have football anymore and baseball hasn’t started yet.
Watch NBCSN anytime that hockey is on. I know Pierre can be annoying, as is Milbury, but this is the only hockey we can get. There are teo games tonight: Blues vs. Red Wings with puck drop at 7:00 PM. At 10:30 there is a game between the Panthers and the Sharks.
Focus on the Wizards or any other basketball team. Sports always makes sports absences better. The next game is tomorrow at 7:00 PM.
Read up on the Hershey Bears. The players playing on the Bears could be our future.
Watch Goon, Slapshot, Mighty Ducks, Mystery Alaska (etc.) these movies are good for dealing for days without hockey.
Watch Caps goals and replayson youtube, The Goal is a good one to watch.
Read articles about different NHL teams or the Caps.
Root against the Penguins, Flyers, and/or Rangers
Eat ice cream, ice creams always makes things better.
Count down the days it makes the bye week feel longer.
Root for the Penguins (that’s a given!)
Also don’t cheer Crosby on.
I hope these suggestions makes the bye week more bearable. Remember Saturday isn’t that far away. Also this is a chance for us to take a step back and look at the other teams to see how they’re doing. especially the teams we might be playing in the playoffs.