Vitek Vanecek’s long, storied tenure as a member of the Seattle Kraken would bring tears to the eyes of any true hockey fan. A member of the squad for exactly one week, Vanecek became a fundamental member of the team. Nay, the city of Seattle.
Did Vanecek ever suit up in Kraken colors? No. Did he play a single minute of action in the Pacific Northwest? No. Did he even pack his bags and contact a realtor in Seattle after being taken in the expansion draft? Probably not.
But does that mean that the online realm can’t pay homage to one of the Kraken’s biggest stars? Of course not! Take a look at how Twitter reacted to the news that Washington had snagged the netminder seven days after he was taken by Seattle:
The Seattle Kraken
The Washington Capitals
Samantha Pell, Washington Post
@OVECHKIN (not the real Alex Ovechkin, obviously)
‘VV’ will quickly return to the nation’s capital, if he’s even departed yet. Seven days is quite a long time to spend within an organization. That’s as long as it takes to make an appointment at the DMV. And as long as it feels to watch the Cats movie exactly once.