Ovi & The Boys Stopped By A Canadian Bar To Hear Braden Holtby Play Tunes

Braden Holtby plays guitar in a Canadian bar while Ovi and Capitals teammates watch

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Ovi and the boys from the Washington Capitals took time Wednesday night to stop by the The Dubh Linn Gate bar in Whistler, BC to hear a set by some guy…HOLY S**T THAT’S THEIR GOALIE PLAYING TUNES ON THE STAGE. That’s right, Braden Holtby — Capitals goalie — played a set Wednesday night as the team enjoyed a night off before playing in Edmonton tonight.

That sure sounds like an Uncle Lucius song called Keep The Wolves Away, but I’m definitely not a big song expert so I’m sure one of you will correct me — send all complaints to mail@bustedcoverage.com.

Anyway, it’s good to see NHL guys still doing things like this on the road. Just hitting up a working man bar for a couple of drinks and tunes. Maybe tell some old stories from the road. Maybe lie a little bit. Maybe hit on some of the local jersey chasers. Do a shot. Laugh a little and think of all the hard times they’ve had to endure that led them to The Dubh Linn Gate on a Wednesday.

Take it away, Holtby!

Well I was barely thirteen when the company man, tried to dig my daddy’s grave
It happened on a French owned tanker ship, spilling poison in the Galveston Bay
Where the liquid fire filled his lungs and his eyes, silenced any mortal cries
Cold and the grip of death stinging pain, he fought like hell to keep the wolves away
For the next few years dad was sick as a dog, but he made a recovery just to spite the odds
Settlement came and we moved out of town, where the sky isn’t heavy with refinery clouds
Yeah he’s still alive he’s doing good he’s in his fifties
But the moneys running out, and he’s pinching for pennies
So goin’ for broke with every song I’ve made, ‘cos now it’s my turn to keep the wolves away

Braden Holtby played a set in Whistler at The Dubh Linn Gate last night while Ovechkin & his teammates cheered him on… #NHL #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/z7ZLZ2nt5o

— Bob Crook (@CrookBob) October 25, 2018