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The Narrative: Champions, Legacies and Elephants

Three things we’re talking about today when we’re talking about the Stanley Cup Champion Caps

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

1. So... that happened.

Some of our favorite moments (a by-no-means-comprehensive collection, so add yours in the comments):

2. Real talk: Alex Ovechkin was and is one of the greatest players in NHL history whether or not he ever won a Cup... but, as Greg Wyshynski put it best in his epic profile of the Caps’ captain, now there are no “buts”:

So what does winning the Cup do for one’s legacy? Well, let’s look at the company Ovechkin now keeps (after a quick pic):

3. Along with plenty of champagne, there were a couple of elephants in the room last night...

Bring ‘em all back. Keep this team together forever - they’re damn legends.