Syd Butler is the bassist for Les Savy Fav, a New York-based band considered widely regarded as the godfathers of the independent rock music scene. Butler founded the Frenchkiss Records label, with the intent to release the band’s albums, and has since signed more than 35 bands, including the Hold Steady, Thunderbirds Are Now and the Dodos. Syd has rooted for his hometown Washington Capitals since he was a young boy.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday