Braden Holtby Arrives in Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas! We have arrived at the most anticipated time of the offseason. In less than 24 hours we will know the roster of the NHL’s newest franchise. In addition, the best scorer, the best goaltender, the best defender, the best coach, and many more will be recognized tomorrow night as part of the annual NHL Awards Show. For the Washington Capitals, Braden Holtby will look to win his second consecutive Vezina Trophy

After Holtby landed in Vegas Tuesday afternoon, it was time to go shopping for some fresh new threads. Last year, he looked good and this year he was back at the same place looking for a wardrobe upgrade. He went to John Varvatos over at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Then it was off to T-Mobile Arena for media day.

Holtby was asked a variety of questions.
On the expansion draft:
“It’ll be a lot of fun to see. As far as a live show and such, it’ll be very unique.”

On losing a teammate to Vegas tomorrow:
“Hopefully whoever is taken gets a great opportunity”

On being back in Vegas after winning the Vezina trophy last year and getting an opportunity to repeat:
“You never want to be a one-hit wonder type of person, you want to get better every year. The team that we’ve had as a whole obviously helped get me here. It’s hard to get here without a team that’s gonna help you as a goalie. It is a huge honor to be here. I’m going to soak it in and enjoy the spectacle.”

The stage is set for tomorrow night.

By Michael Marzzacco

Our house, our time.

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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