Ranking the Washington Capitals Ugly Christmas Sweater Outfits
If you haven't seen the above video of the Washington Capitals rocking out to jingle bells, you should remedy that immediately. But first a warning: you might find it hard to watch just once. There's a lot going on, particularly in terms of ironically ugly Christmas outfits. So to enhance the viewing experience I've broken down the sartorial elements for you with a ranking of the best looks:
1. Joel Ward
Maybe this is my personal bias, Ward being one of my all-time faves, but the combination of the Christmas present sweater and the matching Washington Capitals team hat is inspired. Accessorize that with a pink inflatable saxophone and uncontrollable fit of laughter at Alex Ovechkin's singing ability and you've got a winning combination.
2. Brooks Laich
The elf body sweater is a great choice only made better by the fact that Laich's torso is obscured, heightening the illusion.
3. Alexander Ovechkin
The Great 8 gets points for his robot Santa sweater and just overall acting brilliance.
4. Mike Green
The comically tiny hat matching the sweater looks great. Green could stand to get a little more into the Christmas spirit, though.
5. Nicklas Backstrom
There's nothing groundbreaking about the snowman sweater-santa hat combo, but Backstrom's elf-like demeanor really sells it.
6. Tom Wilson
See: Nicklas Backstrom.
6. Aaron Volpatti
The uniqueness of the mistletoe hat is mitigated by Volpatti's decision to wear athletic shorts. Color coordination is no excuse for shorts with a sweater.
7. John Erskine
Bears have nothing to do with Christmas.