Wait, are the Arizona State Sun Devils cheering for the Capitals in their game against the Arizona Coyotes tonight?  – Russian machine never breaks down

Wait, are the Arizona State Sun Devils cheering for the Capitals in their game against the Arizona Coyotes tonight? – Russian machine never breaks down

The Washington Capitals received an unexpected gift at Thursday morning’s ice skating session. On the ice at Mullett Arena, Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette called his team to the bench where a player from the Arizona State Sun Devils hockey team was speaking.

The Capitals play the Arizona Coyotes tonight at 9 p.m. in the College Arena. The Coyotes share the venue with the Sun Devils.

“I’m a big Caps fan,” said the player, wearing an Alex Ovechkin shirt. I’m a bit old now compared to when I was a kid, but it’s great to meet you guys and see you guys play. Get the win tonight, lads?”

He then presented the team with a souvenir.

β€œThis is a racquet for you, signed by our team. Everyone on the team. It’s an ASU Gold Stick, so it’s all for you guys.”

“How do we sign up?” replied a Capitals player. “Thanks bro.”

The way I’m interpreting both the video and the text on social media is that the player and the entire ASU team are firing for the Capitals tonight, which is odd because they share an arena with the Coyotes share and Arizona is their home team. The Caps thanked not the individual player who told them to “get the win,” but the entire varsity hockey team.

If the Sun Devils hockey team truly represents the Caps, this is the latest indignity for a Coyotes team that plays in front of 5,000 fans a night, has lost 9 games out of 10 overall, shares a faceoff circle with ASU, and has tiny locker rooms .

The Sun Devil responded to the Capitals on social media with both a comment – “Glad to have you in the mullett” – and a sign-up link.

The capitals replied that they would “pass it on”.

Wait, have I just been tricked into promoting a sponsored post for free? did they catch me

I’m just so confused by all of this. But hey, at least one thing we can all take away from this: we all love the caps.

To update: The Arizona Coyotes basically called the ASU collegiate hockey team traitors on Twitter.