Sport Smith-Pelly says he'll still love Ovi, other Caps if they go to White House

04:06  14 june  2018
04:06  14 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Alex Ovechkin: Caps treating every game like it’s their last

  Alex Ovechkin: Caps treating every game like it’s their last Alex Ovechkin says that the Washington Capitals are playing with a lot of desperation, and that’s been a big reason for their recent success in the postseason. The Caps beat the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night to take a 3-1 series lead. They’ve now won three in a row since dropping the Cup opener in Vegas and are a win away from their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.“I think we just play smart, managed the puck well, and the defense was great. For us right now, it’s like every game is the last game,” Ovechkin said after Game 4.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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

Interesting quote here from Devante Smith - Pelly re: visiting the White House : “The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist. Some of the things he ’s said are pretty gross …

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Devante Smith-Pelly hasn't changed his mind about forgoing a potential White House invite. But he won't hold it against Alex Ovechkin or any of his Washington Capitals teammates if they head to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to visit President Donald Trump after winning the Stanley Cup.

“I said what I said and that is what I believe,” Smith-Pelly told reporters, including Samantha Pell of The Washington Post, on Wednesday, reiterating what he said to Postmedia's Michael Traikos last week.

“Again, I haven’t thought about it any more than that," Smith-Pelly continued. "I stand by what I said … They can do whatever they want, you know what I mean. When I said what I said, no one in the room said, ‘Hey, maybe you should do this or maybe you should do that.’ Everyone can do whatever they want. I will still love Ovi if he goes and the other guys if they go.”

On cusp of Stanley Cup, Caps' Smith-Pelly rips 'racist' President Trump

  On cusp of Stanley Cup, Caps' Smith-Pelly rips 'racist' President Trump The Washington Capitals are still a win away from clinching the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup title, but that isn't stopping questions about a potential White House visit should they earn the crown tomorrow night against the Vegas Golden Knights.On Wednesday, those questions were posed to Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly."The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist," Smith-Pelly said of Trump in an interview with Postmedia's Michael Traikos. "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.

“I’m not too into politics, so I don’t know all his other views, but his rhetoric I definitely don’t agree with,” Smith - Pelly said . After Monday, when Trump disinvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from a White House visit that was supposed to take place Tuesday, June 5

White House visit doesn't appeal to Smith - Pelly a real shame, it seems like people are just sheep who follow News media and Twitter talking points CantLoseWithMatthews said : ↑. then would he also be a sheep if he decided to go to the white house like other athletes have done and politicizing the

Ovechkin said Wednesday he's looking forward to a possible celebration at the White House, adding that he "can't wait" and hasn't been there other than taking pictures around it.

"It will be fun," the captain added.

Other Capitals, such as Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov, Tom Wilson, Lars Eller, and Jay Beagle, expressed an interest in going, while head coach Barry Trotz said no decision has been made, though he sees visiting the White House as a valued sports tradition.

"Whatever the group decides, we will do it," Trotz said. "I don’t know if it will be a full group, a half group, or no group, I have no idea."

Smith-Pelly, a Canadian who is black, told Traikos last Wednesday that "the things that (Trump) spews are straight-up racist and sexist," and he definitely doesn't agree with the president's rhetoric.

For Capitals and their fans, tears of joy replace years of frustration

  For Capitals and their fans, tears of joy replace years of frustration For this Capitals team, their Stanley Cup victory is justice delivered at a time when many in the NHL thought they had squandered their last chances — by the Caps own determined hands.RELATED: How the Capitals beat history and everyone elseA diving, fully extended, flick-of-the-wrists goal by Devante Smith-Pelly, flying in front of the crease parallel to the ice, tied the score at 3 with 10:08 left to play. That brilliant play, set up by a head-man pass by Evgeny Kuznetsov, stunned the Golden Knights and their raucous crowd. Just 2:31 later, the Caps got their winning goal from Lars Eller.

Ovi 's unwavering commitment to chicken parm. The Capitals' Devante Smith - Pelly said he doesn't agree with President Trump's "rhetoric" and would pass on a White House visit if the scenario presents itself.

LAS VEGAS — 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

Trump has yet to formally invite the Capitals. Last Monday, he canceled the Philadelphia Eagles' visit. During the NBA Finals, both LeBron James and Stephen Curry said their teams wouldn't go if invited, and the president responded by saying they wouldn't be welcome anyway.

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