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Who the fuck is Holtby? by Sammzor Who the fuck is Holtby? by Sammzor
So, I'm doing this thing were I paint up a portrait of a player that has impressed me each round in the Playoffs in the East. (Players not from my team, other wise I'd be biased as shit.)

Coming into the Playoffs, no one knew who the fuck Holtby was (well granted a very limited number of people outside the Capitals circle did). All I knew is that Holtby was a good prospect that never got a chance - until now. And holyshit I was blown. I did not expect him to dominate and play this good. Might seem like an over reaction, but I was seriously impressed by Holtby and the way he held up to the Bruins. Can't wait to see more of him.
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Que-ink Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing! What's funny is, I was going to
use this SAME reference before I found his AHL roster
picture...hahaha. :XD: Ah, this guy's AMAZING though...
he really pulled some miracles for our team. :)
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Arkham-Knight Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I thought he came from the Hershey Bears. Yeah, that's right people, I was at the Adirondack Phantoms game on January 6, 2012. AWESOME FIREWORK SHOW AT THE END!
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SpeedyDaMechanic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally agree lol woot woot
I've seen him play at the Giant Center many times and wish I had the money to see him play for the caps
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LilMissFangirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My aunt says your title here ALL THE TIME! XD
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OnePixelUnderGod Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I knew who Holtby was and I'm not exactly a die-hard Capitals fan! Yes, I like the team and they have some players I just love, but still I knew who he was. If I'm not mistaken he played some with the team last season as well. :) Now, let me comment on your art piece...very cool, very cool indeed! :D
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Sammzor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! But yeah I know some handful of people know him, but pretty much most casual fans were like "Who the fuck is this guy O_o?"
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OnePixelUnderGod Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
You're welcome! :D
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MrTrekkie204 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
My Uncle Ken is a huge Caps fan! He lives in the D.C. Area.
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Sammzor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope they take out the Rangers :D
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MrTrekkie204 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Stop giving me crap about that.
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Sammzor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never!!
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MrTrekkie204 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
:(
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Sammzor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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MrTrekkie204 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Seriously, It's not funny. I hate it when people talk shit about things I like.
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Sammzor Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o It's normal rivalry :P
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xKindlex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love this. also Tomas McCumlum (whatever XD) ?
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Sammzor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The guy that plays for the Red Wings? He only played like 1 game or something last year
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xKindlex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, he use to play with the Walleye for a long time then he got called up. Its pretty kool that he played for the Toledo Walleye (my home team)
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1pen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
I knew who he was. ;) Then again, I photograph the minors so I'm familiar with many of them and get instant alerts to transactions, callups, roster this and thats and whatnots. I am always thrilled when they make it up and even more so when they show what the minor leaguers can do. Nothing beats a guy with heart.

All of the established goalies in the farms are NHL quality just waiting for an opening to show up. Most of them will never get that phone call that there's been in injury (let alone two in Holtby's case) and they're going up. I've loved watching Holtby stare down Thomas, and both of them are veterans of the ECHL. Thomas has cracked a lot of good men, so I don't think Holtby is a fluke. I think he's got the same kind of heart. He's a kid fresh from the minors playing for the Cup and what a story he'll get to tell whether he wins it or not.
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Sammzor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!I'm really excited to see how he holds up against the rags :D He did good against Bruins so hopefully he'll be even better :P
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