Olie the Goalie RetiresPosted on September 23, 2009
He will be missed. Olie Kolzig was the most competitive person I know. He cared deeply about the team; his community; and his family. He was and is a class act and he is one of my favorite athletes of all time. He was the greatest goaltender to date in our franchise's history; a winner of a Vezina Trophy; and he took us to our lone Stanley Cup Final. I respect Olie and consider him a friend. In an odd way, I am happy that he only played in about ten games in a jersey that didn't say Washington Capitals. He was and will always be considered a Cap. I am sure Olie will be a huge success in retirement as well. He can do whatever he puts his heart, head and passion into. He is a man of great talent and integrity. Olie! Olie! Olie!