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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

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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.

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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 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.

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