A case of mistaken identity turned into one Washington Capitals fan’s 15 minutes of fame.
Manny Nicolas and his friend were parked outside a restaurant in Washington, D.C. early Sunday morning when three men opened the door to his car asking if he was their Uber driver.
According to Nicolas, one of the men asked, Do you know who I am? before he introduced himself as Capitals left winger Andre Burakovsky.
At first Nicolas didn’t believe the man until he showed Nicolas photos on his phone. Nicolas also noticed the man was wearing a cast on his right hand, which Burakovsky injured during a game against the Detroit Red Wings last week.
I saw his hand, and I was like, ‘It is you!’ Nicolas said. He was a very cool guy.
Nicolas said he and his friend did drive Burakovsky and his two companions back to Burakovsky’s apartment, even though they didn’t live nearby. They also got a cool selfie with the 22-year-old.
But the results have shown Draisaitl is most effective, by a significant margin, with McDavid. So maybe there won’t be a 1a, 1b situation, and if that’s the case, what will the drop-off be for Edmonton on the rest of its line chart without the cap to allocate?
There are legitimate questions to ask about where this leaves Edmonton, but for now, the Oilers are probably in their best-case scenario. It’s an unfamiliar, contending position for the Oilers franchise over the past decade, so that in and of itself isn’t really a bad thing. But while Edmonton now has its two cornerstone players locked up long-term, the real challenge will soon begin for the Oilers.