•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Ovechkin, several other Capitals would accept White House invitation

01:06  14 june  2018
01:06  14 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Ovechkin 'pretty sure' Kuznetsov will suit up in Game 3

  Ovechkin 'pretty sure' Kuznetsov will suit up in Game 3 Washington Capitals sniper Alex Ovechkin isn't playing as coy as head coach Barry Trotz when it comes to Evgeny Kuznetsov's status. Trotz declared his top-line center day to day with an upper-body injury following a massive hit from Brayden McNabb in Game 2 that forced Kuznetsov to leave the contest, and he doubled down on his diagnosis after the 26-year-old surprisingly took part in the Capitals' optional practice Friday.However, Ovechkin doesn't share the same opinion."I'm pretty sure he's going to play tomorrow," Ovechkin said of his linemate, according to Sportsnet's Luke Fox.

While some players declined to comment, Alex Ovechkin , T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom The White House is a very historical, special place in this country and I think it's an honor to go to the who made it quite clear before the Capitals even won the cup that he wouldn't accept an invitation from a

While some players declined to comment, Alex Ovechkin , T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom The White House is a very historical, special place in this country and I think it's an honor to go to the who made it quite clear before the Capitals even won the cup that he wouldn't accept an invitation from a

a group of people racing each other© Ethan Miller / Getty Images Sport / Getty

U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to officially invite the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to the White House for a traditional visit, but it appears most players would accept the offer when it comes, according to Samantha Pell of The Washington Post.

This comes roughly a week after Trump said he wouldn't invite the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors to the White House, and he canceled the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles' invite after Nick Foles was reportedly the only player confirmed to go.

While some players declined to comment, Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, Jay Beagle, and Lars Eller all indicated that they would go.

Hard pass: Smith-Pelly will skip White House visit if Caps win Cup

  Hard pass: Smith-Pelly will skip White House visit if Caps win Cup Count out Devante Smith-Pelly if the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup and are invited to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump. "The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist," Canada's Postmedia quoted Smith-Pelly as saying Wednesday as the Capitals prepared for Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights. "Some of the things he's said are pretty gross. I'm not too into politics, so I don't know all his other views, but his rhetoric I definitely don't agree with. It hasn't come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up.

Most Capitals would accept White House invite . Ovechkin takes celebrating to a new level (0:57). Alex Ovechkin celebrates the Capitals ' first Stanley Cup like no other before him and does not seem like he will stop anytime soon.

Most Capitals players looking forward to visiting White House , if invited . Trump extended, then rescinded an invitation to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup.

"The time you actually spend with whoever is in office is about two minutes long," said Orpik, who visited the White House after winning the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009. "There's not much interaction with the president, at least from past experience ...

"Whether teams go or they don't go, for me, personally, and again a lot of people might disagree with this, it's not you endorsing whoever is in there or supporting whoever is in there. The White House is a very historical, special place in this country and I think it's an honor to go to the White House. That's my opinion and I'm not the one making that decision, whether or not we're going to. So we'll see."

One player who surely won't be going is Devante Smith-Pelly, who made it quite clear before the Capitals even won the cup that he wouldn't accept an invitation from a "racist and sexist" President Trump.

Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby drink out of Stanley Cup on The Tonight Show .
Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby make their late night debut and brought the Stanley Cup with them.The duo's appearance on late-night television is the latest stop of the Capitals' victory tour before they parade down Constitution Avenue to celebrate the organization's first Stanley Cup. They made sure to bring the Stanley Cup en tow, which Fallon was excited to see in-person.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!