The Capitals finally Got That Stanley

Photo credit Twitter: @matchbox369
By 106.7 The Fan

Get That Stanley started as organically as any movement born on sports-talk radio does.

It was 2015, and after a riveting seven-game opening-round series victory over the Islanders, the Capitals had once again found themselves in a position which had defined Alex Ovechkin's career all too well to that point. Up 3-1 over the Rangers, the Caps now had to put them away.

"Hey man. I gotta go with the Caps as the realistic ones, man. They're playing real good hockey right now. I'm still a little scared, if we get through New York, playing the Lightning or whatever. But from the look of it, if we do get that Stanley, go to the Stanley Finals or whatever..."

The Junkies seized on the comedic moment, and that one little slip-up -- 'Get That Stanley' -- would be replayed on the show again, and again, and again and again. It became somewhat of a rallying cry, one which would bond The Junkies to Caps fans who also listened to the show.

Remixes were made, with 'Get That Stanley' dropped alliteratively into songs which happened to feature the word 'get.'

But, inevitably, it transformed back into the same punchline it was in its infancy.

The Capitals would ultimately lose that series to the Rangers -- dropping three straight, two on the road -- culminating with a bitter Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden.

They would not Get That Stanley the next year, either, or the next, and were eliminated by Pittsburgh in the second round of consecutive playoffs  -- in six and seven games, respectively -- leaving a bitter aftertaste to a once excitable 'Get That Stanley' movement.

Well, I'm here to tell you the Capitals finally Got That Stanley, and it couldn't taste any sweeter. And the Get That Stanley movement is rightly reinvigorated, albeit with a slightly different spin.

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Here's what Matchbox looks like now with their #GetThatStanley sign... @JunksRadio has influence EVERYWHERE. A sign around a city based on a radio caller that 99.9% of radio hosts would have not even noticed.

— Chris Ford (@DCSportsNexus) June 13, 2018

our highlight of the year...getting to do this yesterday. #ALLCAPS ----

— matchbox restaurants (@matchbox369) June 9, 2018

Thanks for keeping it #ALLCAPS @matchbox369 ! #StanleyCup

— Syxx DeLeone (@syxx_deleone) June 8, 2018

thinking of last night’s @capitals win! -- #ALLCAPS

— matchbox restaurants (@matchbox369) June 8, 2018

-- #ALLCAPScelebrate with us decked out in your caps gear + enjoy 10% off your bill through sunday.

— matchbox restaurants (@matchbox369) June 8, 2018

@1067theFan Thought you would like this sign in Spotsylvania!!!#getthatstanley @Valdezradio @drabtshirt @EBJunkies @moneymetalcakes

— Brittany Graveline (@BGravs) June 13, 2018

#GotThatStanley #ALLCAPS #CapsIt's that time boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

— Josh Whiting (@Josh_Whiting21) June 8, 2018

thank god for the change of narrative... #GotThatStanley

— Saeid Esmaeilian (@DCtoLA) June 9, 2018

Happy 4 @moneymetalcakes, one of the most loyal fansHappy 4 @glassjoejp, who wont have to miss his kids promotionHappy 4 @ebjunkies & all his suite holder friendsHappy 4 Bish,eh not reallyHappy 4 @matt_valdez & @drabtshirt for winning the cup #GotThatStanley @junksradio

— Junkies Quotes (@JunkiesQuotes) June 8, 2018

This is the feeling I’ve been waiting a lifetime for. Happy for Ovi, happy for the team, happy for the DMV. #GotThatStanley

— Nick Dann (@NKD_79) June 8, 2018

Hi we did it #GotThatStanley

— Jaime Truslow (@Jaime_Truslow) June 8, 2018

I love this city, I love this team, I love everyone!!! #LetsGoCaps #ALLCAPS #GotThatStanley

— Carlos Alban (@LosAlban) June 8, 2018


— MagicFunkateer (@HealeyJeffrey) June 8, 2018

Congrats @Capitals!!! --#GotThatStanley

— Brad Taulbee (@BradBeat) June 8, 2018

Just @DCPoliceDept being awesome! Thank you for keeping us safe while allowing the fun! #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup #Capitals #StanleyCupChampions #GotThatStanley #CapitalsWonArena

— Phatty McPatty (@Phatty_McPatty) June 8, 2018

On behalf of @DCVMUG and it’s @MyVMUG members, we’d like to congratulate the @Capitals on their first #StanleyCup #GotThatStanley #ALLCAPS

— DC VMware User Group (@DCVMUG) June 8, 2018

@EBJunkies @JunksRadio No victory buns, but the wife did say "set the alarm for 6 AM so we can watch the Junks." Been watching ever since. #ALLCAPS #GOTthatstanley

— #Metroll (@DCmetroll) June 8, 2018

Has anyone seen Bruce Harper this morning? #CAPSCAPSCAPS #gotthatstanley

— Jessica Hunt (@TheAgentHunt) June 8, 2018

Full on -- #GetThatStanley #GOTThatStanley

— GOTThatStanley (@getthatstanley) June 8, 2018

My guy @JonDepompa gave me the goose bumps when he called into @JunksRadio earlier. Naming the #ALLCaps legends was pretty cool. #GotThatStanley #STANLEYCUP

— Al Rasheed (@al_rasheed) June 8, 2018

I was presenting to a Canadian audience on Risk and Uncertainty on Wednesday and snuck the below prediction onto the bottom of one of the slides. The @moneymetalcakes reverse jinx worked! (Got the VGK 3 goals part right...) #GotThatStanley

— Peter from Burke (@NMB_Baby_Watch) June 8, 2018

@JunksRadio go boys! get my song on the radio next segment!! #GetThatStanley #GotThatStanley

— GOTThatStanley (@getthatstanley) June 8, 2018

...Caps earned it the hard way and deserve their time in the spotlight. What happens in Vegas comes back to the District of Columbia!! #GotThatStanley

— Mike Brown (@DieselHokie08) June 8, 2018

Got that Stanley! #AllCaps #StanleyCup

— John-Paul Flaim (@GlassJoeJP) June 8, 2018

!!!!*%#[*&$?/<~*^{}¥=!!\!(&$!#!!!@/$&*\%!!#[+!!•||£!!)-&& I’M GOING TO A PARADE!!!!(&$@%{ DREAMS DO COME TRUE!/!!;@“$&%}*}!!! DMV FAMILY, WE OUTCHEA!!!!!! WE GOT THAT STANLEY!!!!!!! #ALLCAPS

— Kwame Boadi (@KwameNBoadi) June 8, 2018

Got that Stanley.

— Fake Jason Bishop (@Larry_Bishop_) June 8, 2018

Congrats to the @Capitals ! Finally got that Stanley cup

— L. Emeka (@evoL_thoughts) June 8, 2018

WE GOT THAT STANLEY!!!---------------- #ALLCAPS

— Dxck Dastardly (@ItzdatnigKid) June 8, 2018

Got that Stanley!!!!#ALLCAPS

— Tim Faust2555 (@timfausty) June 8, 2018

GOT that Stanley!!!!!!! @EBJunkies @moneymetalcakes @BarstoolNate @drabtshirt @ABC7Erin WE DID IT!!!!! I LOVE EVERYBODY!!!

— Cole Eller (@geller16) June 8, 2018

Yes!!!! We got that Stanley!!!!

— Mike (@TexterManley) June 8, 2018

Got that Stanley!!! #ALLCAPS

— Game plan (@hurtlacher86) June 8, 2018

We got that Stanley

— Eric Kim (@vteric) June 8, 2018

Got that Stanley Cup !!! #CapsYear

— Cory Perkins (@cperki99) June 8, 2018

We Got That Stanley! #ALLCAPS #ovi8 #Vegas #ItsAParty

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

Hey @JohnCarlson74 6 years ago you signed my jersey & tomorrow I will get to wear that same jersey in celebration bc WE GOT THAT STANLEY BABY! See you tomorrow ❤️

— Alyssa Hannah (@anhannah_) June 11, 2018

Yea boiiiiii #ALLCAPS #OurYear #GotThatStanley

— Brendan Clinch (@Ballevryday) June 12, 2018

That was an amazing experience. #ALLCAPS #STANLEYCUP #GotThatStanley

— John-Paul Flaim (@GlassJoeJP) June 12, 2018

@JunksRadio @moneymetalcakes @illicitkool @RaffiRaf @melodyg813 @Clydes After party at Clyde's-Gallery Placewas crazy crowded but LOTS of fun! GOT THAT STANLEY! Couldn't get too close to Chad but was loved seeing Cakes!

— Francine H. (@Leialeo813) June 12, 2018


— Sean Halpin (@SeanathanVT) June 12, 2018


A post shared by Eric Bickel (@ebjunkies) on Jun 12, 2018 at 9:24am PDT

As I shouted at you GOT THAT STANLEY

— Washington Capitals Cup Champs (@NattyB_DC) June 12, 2018

I’ve waited my whole life for this --❤️ GOT THAT STANLEY!!!! #ALLCAPS #StanleyCupChampions

— Alyssa Hannah (@anhannah_) June 13, 2018

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