Brooks Orpik spent the first eleven seasons of his career in a Penguins uniform, so he knows what it’s like to be treated like the enemy at the Wells Fargo Center. He plays for the Capitals now, and in the lead up to the Caps’ first game at the WFC this season, he shared some words about what playing on the hostile Wells Fargo ice is like:
“It’s probably not a building you want to bring your kids to, that’s for sure. You’ll learn some new language, especially with the way the benches are set up, they’re kind of open to the crowd.
It can be entertaining, too. Sometimes they get pretty creative with the signs and I’ve seen them go a little overboard, too. It’s always a real fun building as long as you don’t get behind early. If you get behind early it can be a pretty tough building to play in.”
Okay Brooks. First of all, it’s probably some (well taught) kids yelling some of that stuff at you to begin with. And secondly, isn’t “new language” just a sign of the fans’ creativity? They’re artists. Then again, where you bring your kids is entirely up to you. And some people wouldn’t bring their kids to tonight’s Capitals/Flyers game for a different reason: