When I went to a Capitals game in February I came away with the view that professional hockey needs some kind of equivalent to the cheerleaders of football or dance teams of the NBA. Commenters drew my attention to the fact that some teams do actually do this. Here, for example, are the Dallas Stars Ice Girls:



Went to the Caps game last night, though, and still no ice girls. Pretty thrilling win,t hough. From an NBA-fan perspective it's a bit sad to see how much more engaged and knowledgeable the crowd at the Caps game is compared to the Wizards' fans. I almost feel like we need Gilbert Arenas to contribute to the team by offering pregame seminars and when you're supposed to cheer and boo and so forth.

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