Looks like the person in charge of commissioning the plaque for the Prince of Wales Trophy, the NHL's award to the Eastern Conference playoff champions, had the same high hopes for the Caps that everyone in DC did. Or at least the same editorial prowess of the Washington Post Express staff. Check out this picture taken at the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-day fan convention, distinctly showing the Capitals on the trophy in error.
So was the misprint to spite Philadelphia? Or is it channeling its inner Magic 8 ball, and foreshadowing next season's outcome?
[Editor's Note: All of the haters can suck it. This is no hoax]