Monday Mailbag

Rock the Red loves hearing from its readers. Whether it’s submitting a question for the Great Zamboni or swapping stories, cheers, and beers at one of our viewing parties – we always welcome your thoughts (good or bad), pictures, stories, and other whatnot. Every once in a while we will compile the correspondence and share what we’ve received. Make the jump to see the cornucopia of today’s collection!


Make the jump, all the cool kids are doing it.


Lester Averman from the Capitals fan blog The CAPS Lock, ready for action while sporting one of Rock the Red’s shirts! – Remember, all proceeds go to Jose Theodore’s Saves For Kids!


RocDRed sent us a picture of his ride, fully pimped out with sweet-ass license plate and Rock the Red sticker. See more of where Rock The Red has been over at our Extras page!

On a personal note, I headed up to the Dulles Town Center to meet goaltender extraordinaire Jose Theodore on Saturday. The place was a madhouse, with the line forming well before 3:30 to meet Theodore, Alex Semin, Alex Ovechkin, and Nick Backstrom, Mike “Muscle Milk” Green.

I ended up waiting for two and a half hours before getting my chance to talk to Theodore, and as I approached his table I decided to make the best of it:

Krafty: [Noticing Theodore’s head apparel] Nice hat! Are you a big fan of the New York Yankees?

Jose Theodore: Yeah! Watch all the time – but I have to hide it.

Krafty: Who’s the hardest person to face while on goal?

Theodore: [laughs] Ovechkin!

Krafty: Thanks for coming out and doing this, it’s always great to see the community involvement.

Theodore: It’s my pleasure, we have the greatest fans here in Washington.

And just as quickly as it started, I was asked to kindly “move along” as other people we waiting in line. Theodore was a great guy, and had some pretty awesome tattoos to boot.

UPDATE: Since the interest was growing regarding Theo’s tats, I was able to dig up this video:

Speaking of Washington goaltending, be sure to head over to the new fan blog to read up on Theodore, Semyon Varlamov, and Michal Neuvirth!

So if you have anything of interest, or just want to say hi.. throw us an email via the nifty “Contact” tab along the taskbar. We promise we’ll say hi back, as we’re nice people, but please try to keep it civil as Mosborn has sensitive eyes.