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Nicklas Backstrom Of Capitals To Have Arena Named After Him

Via the hockey website TooManyMenOnTheSite comes news that Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will have an arena named after him in Sweden. The arena that serves as home to Valbo HC will be renamed in honor of their most famous alum before play begins next season.

Through the wonder of Google Translate, here is a link to the article and a (rough) translation:

In recent years, the club's home stadium been called Drilling & Tongs Arena. But the association agreement with Drills & Tongs went out at the end of the year, so the stadium will now have a new name. When did the association that it could be a good idea to show more clearly that they have brought up a world star.

Backstrom's father Anders is quoted in the story as saying Nicklas is very excited and honored to have an arena named after him, and in fact the Capitals centerman might also pony up some krona and sponsor both the arena and team. I wonder what that bill looks like?