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 challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers