- Men's Hockey RPF (3)
“My dad used to throw me in the trash all the time,” Matt declared to the dressing room at large one day after practice.
Or, an ode to the Rat King, and how Johnny Hockey learns to love the rat.
Troy had this manner about him that made him just...naturally forgettable. People’s eyes skimmed past him like he was part of the scenery, and Troy acted the part, always standing at the edge of the group, the corner of the room, like at any moment he would just be absorbed into the background.
But that first day of development camp, Brock just saw Troy, this small, pale kid lingering in the corner of the dressing room, staring blankly at the floor while picking listlessly at the hem of his jersey.
“Hey, I’m Brock. This your first camp?”
“Yeah. I’m Troy. Troy Stecher. It’s nice to meet you.”
Troy’s hand was frigid against his own, a shock sliding like melting ice against his soul.
Nicke let Sasha pick him up in a bar in Arlington in late 2007. He let Sasha convince him to move in with him in the summer of 2009, after Nicke finished his sophomore year and the Caps lost to the Penguins in the second round of the playoffs.
In the spring of 2011, Nicke graduated with a Bachelor’s in information technology, and Sasha asked Nicke to marry him. In the summer of 2012, they got married in Sweden, the only one of their three communal countries where it was legal.
On June 7th, 2018, the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup. On July 9th, Nicke asked Sasha for a divorce.
The papers were signed by the end of the summer.