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Ranking the five best quotes from the Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup championship parade

Ranking the five best quotes from the Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup championship parade

The Washington Capitals' 2018 Stanley Cup championship parade was as entertaining as it was beautiful.

The perfect backdrop for a championship parade with the perfect weather and the perfect team to celebrate with.

The entire day was filled with the splendors of civic pride, culminating in a boisterous rally on the National Mall.

While the scenes from the parade were great, the player speeches were even better.

For the first time in franchise history, the Capitals got to address their fans as Stanley Cup champions.

And in case you missed it, the speeches were incredible. Here are the best quotes.

5. Barry Trotz: "We're gonna do it again."

Naturally, the head coach of the team is going to say this. But it's been a long time coming for Trotz, who spoke with sincerity and emotion.

4. TJ Oshie: "Back-to-back! Back-to-back!"

There's only one NHL team that can go back-to-back this season, and that team is the Washington Capitals.

 

3. Tom Wilson: "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but we brought the cup home!"

Cliches are cliches for a reason, and this one makes perfect sense to use here, especially with a little twist at the end. 

2. Evgeny Kuznetsov: "Lets f— this s—!"

This speech started off so nice. It was genuine. Kuzy acknowledged that the Capitals wouldn't be Stanley Cup champions without their fans, family and parents and then seemingly ran out of words. What do you do when you run out of words in front of about 100,000 people? Curse into the mic of course! 

 

1. Alex Ovechkin: "We not gonna be f—ing suck this year!"

He's been waiting all year to say it. He added an f-bomb to it this time, for extra emphasis perhaps, but it was the perfect moment that captured both the frustration of not winning the cup for his whole career with the pure joy of finally getting the job done. The only thing that would have made the moment better would have been if he could have dropkicked the podium while he hoisted the Stanley Cup over his head. 

 

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Jakub Vrana has been absolutely killing it since the Capitals won the 2018 Stanley Cup

Jakub Vrana has been absolutely killing it since the Capitals won the 2018 Stanley Cup

The clock hit all zeros, and the Washington Capitals were finally Stanley Cup champions.

The celebration was on, and rightfully so. The team's two-day celebration has been well-documented, but one Capital went above and beyond.

Jakub Vrana has been on an absolute mission since the Capitals returned home Friday afternoon.

The Capitals hit the club Friday night. Vrana promptly found an elevated surface.

The 22-year-old Czech Republic native was a relative unknown to the mainstream public before the Stanley Cup Final. But following the Capitals weekend celebration, Vrana has become somewhat of a cult icon.

He showed Joe Beninati his announcing skills. Vrana didn't even give himself a point because he's such a team player!

Vrana's such a team player, in fact, that he had a whole Instagram story of him complimenting his teammates.

He lifted his short-sleeve t-shirt to show us a tattoo on his wrist. Now that is how you know he's a legend ... or just having a great time.

And after all that Vrana was (somehow) still alive.

Once it was time for the actual parade, the youngster just kept on rolling.

His youthfulness and liver strength have been on full display this weekend, and it's safe to say he'll sleep well when this is all over.

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All the best signs from the 2018 Capitals Stanley Cup parade

All the best signs from the 2018 Capitals Stanley Cup parade

The 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals have been unofficially parading through our nation's capital since they returned on Friday afternoon.

The Capitals officially took to the streets Tuesday morning with dozens of thousands of fans for the 2018 Stanley Cup championship parade. The parade got underway at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, heading down Constitution Avenue from 7th Street to 17th Street, where there was a rally on the National Mall.

With Capitals fans lining the streets, here are the best signs we saw from the 2018 Stanley Cup championship parade:

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