While Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin were busy getting engaged to television stars and Russian models over the summer, Tom Wilson, Michael Latta and Andre Burakovsky were feeling a little lonely, unable to cultivate the bro-mance they started as roommates midway through last season.
With training camp upon us, the Capitals’ three fun-loving bachelors are back together, tweeting like high schoolers while attracting thousands of followers.
Combined, @Tom_Wilso (37.7K), @Latta17 (21.6K) and @andreburakovsky (14.6K) have nearly 74,000 Twitter followers who have been entertained by, among other things, Wilson and Burakovsky lip-synching “It Wasn’t Me” on Instagram, Burakovsky sharing a taco night photo from their apartment and Latta sharing Wilson’s obsession with the movie Titanic.
Which brings us to this season. There are rumblings Latta, 24, Wilson, 21, and Burakovsky, 20, are considering a trial breakup, and while that news may not carry the same weight as Niall, Louis, Harry and Liam disassembling One Direction, it’s certainly been weighing on the mind of Burakovsky, who seems intent on staying with his “Brobeans.”
“I’m not sure what we’re going to do yet,” said Burakovsky, who lived with fellow Swede Nicklas Backstrom last season before moving in with Wilson and Latta said. “Sooner or later I have to find my own place.
“The only thing keeping me there is we have so much fun. We’re like brothers. We hang out all the time. We eat together, we watch movies, we do everything together. If I move it would be kind of tough to leave the guys.”
Burakovsky didn’t stop there.
“Our friendship is so huge,” he said. “It feels good to have someone around you all the time. When you live alone you have private time, but still you’re alone and by yourself and that’s the bad thing about it.
“Sooner or later I’ll have to find my own place. I can’t live with two roomies my whole life, but right now it’s fun and we’ll see if I stay around or not. We’ll take each day as it comes.”
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