WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: Alex Ovechkin #8 and Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals warm up before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center on March 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/NHLI via Getty Images)
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets