Five years ago today, Matt Bradley became a Washington Capital. The then free agent; who's previous NHL gig was with the Pittsburg Penguins, was signed up for one year, with a paycheck valued at $475,000. Man, what a bargain that turned out to be! He may have paper-thin skin and will start bleeding at the drop of the gloves, but we love him.
So, here's to you, Matt Bradley, with much love and appreciation for your bull-doggedness and the hash tag you inspired.