If you needed further proof that the Washington Capitals are Baltimore’s hockey team, here it is. According to Nestor Aparicio of WNST, the Capitals are close to finalizing a deal that will allow them to play a preseason game in Baltimore during the month of September.

Aparicio first posted the report in a status update on facebook, as of Monday night details were still not released about the game or its location. I would assume that the Capitals would take the ice at the First Mariner Arena as it seems to be the only plausible location for the game.

The Capitals organization has not been shy about expanding to Baltimore. Owner Ted Leonsis discussed the franchises’ marketing in Baltimore and even said that the buzz around the Caps is in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.

What do you think of the Capitals reaching out to Baltimore?