WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 27: Washington Capitals fans are screened for prostate cancer as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Night before an NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers on October 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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