On his day with the Stanley Cup last July, T.J. Oshie made sure he got full value. The Capitals winger visited multiple hockey hotbeds in Minnesota via private jet, SUV and antique convertible. He celebrated and took pictures with hundreds of youth hockey players, former high-school classmates, close friends and family. Stanley Cup keg stands and chants of “Back to back!” went deep into the night at a Minneapolis nightclub. “I remember I handed the Cup back right at midnight,” Oshie said. “And I remember thinking, ‘How could you ever go back to losing in the second round after doing this?’ ”
Nine months later, Oshie and his teammates don’t care to find out. As the reigning Cup champs begin their title defense in earnest this spring, the Capitals are on a mission to join the 2016 and 2017 ...
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