If you ask some Caps fans, the most important thing in the world isn't the team, wins and losses, or even Alex Ovechkin.
It's Tom Wilson's newest family member, Halle.
The eight-week old black lab mix has only been in Wilson's life for a week, and he already can't imagine life without her.
"We've had her for a week or so, and you already can't think what it would be like without her," Wilson says when asked about the transition to becoming a dog owner. "She's definitely in the middle of eveything."
While there's a lot of love for young Halle in the Wilson home, it's not all fun and games.
"She's a smart dog, but there's times definitely where you have to take a breath and clean up after her," he continued. "Just try to go through the ins and outs of learning how to be a dad to a cute little pup. So it's been fun."
With the NHL on an indefinite hiatus, Wilson will have plenty of free time to learn how to be an even better puppy dad than he already is.
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