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Sports Ovechkin, several other Capitals would accept White House invitation

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

Donald Trump: ‘We’ll see’ if Capitals receive White House invite

  Donald Trump: ‘We’ll see’ if Capitals receive White House invite Donald Trump: ‘We’ll see’ if Capitals receive White House invite“I think we’ll have the Caps, we’ll see,” Trump said at the White House before departing for the G7 Summit in Quebec, via the New York Post.

32-year-old Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy on the same night 1:05. Trump pointed out that he’s had several Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly, a Canadian, said prior to the team winning the Stanley Cup that he would not attend any ceremony at the White House .

We attended White House ceremonies after previous championships – touring the historic building and During the early Sunday NFL game in London several players from the Baltimore Ravens took a knee You have Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin playing in his first Stanley Cup Final.

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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.

Alex Ovechkin tells Caps fans to ‘get some beers’ to celebrate

  Alex Ovechkin tells Caps fans to ‘get some beers’ to celebrate Now that the business part has been taken care of, Alex Ovechkin is moving on to the partying. Ovechkin had some advice for Washington Capitals fans after his team won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history Thursday night. The Capitals captain was interviewed by SportsNet and asked what he would say to Caps fans. He told them to “get some beers” and start celebrating. Alex Ovechkin, Stanley Cup champion and king of words. "Fans, we did it. Get some beers. Get some whatever and start celebrating. We're the Stanley Cup champions!" pic.twitter.com/0P0AOXRdmT — Brad Galli (@BradGalli) June 8, 2018 You gotta love Ovechkin. This was his moment and he owned it. Fans also appreciated his inappropriate but awesome reaction to winning the Cup.

Even after many other superstars accepted the NHL’s decision in April not to participate in the Now, Ovechkin is saying he will not play for Russia because the decision has been taken away from him. Favorite us! MORE: What U.S. Olympians told President Obama at 2014 White House visit.

Trump pointed out that he's had several championship teams at the White House I'm not too into politics, so I don't know all his other views, but his rhetoric I definitely don't agree with. At long last, Ovechkin and Capitals are Stanley Cup champs. The Great 8: Alex Ovechkin crowned playoff MVP.

"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.

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Alex Ovechkin wins Conn Smythe Trophy as Capitals claim Stanley Cup .
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been awarded the 2018 Conn Smythe Trophy as the post-season’s MVP. The post Emotional Oshie overcome with joy following Stanley Cup win appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was awarded the 2018 Conn Smythe Trophy as the post-season’s most valuable player Thursday.

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