Author Archives: Lisa Desabrais

About Lisa Desabrais

Just your run of the mill hockey lover and even bigger Caps’ fan. Season Ticket Holder. Contributor for NoVa Caps. Bless my husband for supporting my love of all things hockey related.

One Hundred Days with a Cup Named Stanley: Victory Celebrations of the Washington Capitals

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Is it October yet? Follow along and enjoy all the coverage of the teams’ days with the cup. Each major contributor to the first title in Washington Capitals franchise history fill the day/days with things/events … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals and Woodworking: Two Loves Together as One

Photos: @dbswoodworking Tradition; the handing down of information, beliefs and/or customs from generation to generation by word of mouth or practice. 

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Jay Beagle: Big Heart, Big “Skates” to Fill

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Stanley Cup Champions!! I never get tired of seeing it in print, re-watching the games as well as additional coverage, and following the players collective and individual celebrations with Lord Stanley. 

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A New Way of Doing Things: A Fan’s Perspective on Select A Seat

The Capitals, like many NHL teams always look for ways in which to engage season ticket holders to make the fan experience a unique and enjoyable one. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Lisa Desabrais gives her take on the Capitals’ … Continue reading

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A Sea of Red, Meeting Royalty, and Payment to The Hockey Gods

What an absolute whirlwind the last few weeks have been. In hindsight, my feelings  about the Washington Capitals and the way things were meant to happen ended up being spot-on. This team, that many thought wouldn’t even make the post season … Continue reading

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Maybe Just Maybe, This Is The Way It Was Meant To Happen: A Fan’s Perspective on the Capitals’ Incredible Journey

I have not been a lifelong fan of the Capitals, and not because I have not enjoyed watching the sport or supporting the team. (Both of my children were born in Florida, we moved to Massachusetts for my husband’s job … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Section 217: Rituals and Superstitions

I think anyone who has ever been a sports fan has superstitions. Their “do’s and dont’s”, and game day rituals they follow. This, I’m sure holds true with the teams we support as well. 

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Thoughts From Section 217: Rallying the Troops

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images I am sure a lot of us, myself included, felt a pit at the bottom of our stomachs after the second period of game five. We have all seen it before; the team loses a lead, … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Section 217: Who Are We?

With the Capitals (and their fans) celebrating a promised Game 4 win on Thursday night, NoVa Caps’ Lisa Desabrais gives her thoughts on the Capitals’ identity and the unity of the fans in the latest Thoughts From Section 217.

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Thoughts from Section 217: Looking for an Emotional Reset

I’m sure after the game last night so many of us started thinking “not again”. I’d be lying if I didn’t start feeling a wee bit of “Capsitis” coming on. You know the symptoms; feeling of doom and gloom, body … Continue reading

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