If you hadn't heard: Carl Hagelin has been traded to the Washington Capitals! He started his career with the New York Rangers, and after a brief pit stop in Anaheim, he went to Pittsburgh where he traveled the Stanley Cup (twice) in an ugly hops Halloween costume.
After another short stint on the west coast with LA Kings, the fast-paced blonde hair is on the way back to the Metro. There is, of course, quoting Taylor Swift, some "bad blood" between Capital Killer Carl "Hags" Hagelin and his new team.
But he is ours now, and it is time to transform the "bad blood" into "crazy love." Here are some reasons Capitals fans can and should love Love Hags.
He is one of the Swedes on bikes
Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson started everything by cycling around in the Olympic village in 201
Carl Hagelin and Henrik Lunqvist quickly entered the Swedish motorcycle club.
Burakovsky and Djoos recently traveled tandem and inspired the Swedes for bicycles 2.0 design. Maybe there is a three-person trio-ndem bike / shirt in the near future?
Between Burakovsky, Djoos, Backstrom and Hagelin, the chapters now have four Swedish-born players!
Point potential with name and nickname  His nickname is "Hags."
(… no comment.)
Haven't been able to say HAGS so much since I signed middle school yearbooks!
– Michael Bailey (@ mikebailey97) February 21, 2019
This one is not a saying, it's just fun.
– elyse (@ElyseBee) February 21, 2019
We add more when inevitably leaning.
He threw the Stanley Cup a crayfish fever
His grandfather is super smart
His grandfather Boris Hagelin invented encryption machines. What have you done lately, eh?
Like Michal Kempny he loves the pool
His baby is ADORABLE.
Seriously, his family is so sharp.
He kept this puppy
He can actually be this puppy in human form.
The pens still pay him.
Important to remember: The penguins now pay Carl Hagelin to play for the capitals.
– For Pucks Sake Podcast (@ForPucksSakePod) February 21, 2019  He is happy to be here
"I'm really excited!" Hagelin said in her first interview since trading. "It feels good to go to a team as well and get the chance to play playoff hockey again."
"I must have made a kind of impression on them!" Lo he. "They are a really good team that defends masters who always have the opportunity to go far in the playoffs."
Headline photo: kadiwow