Before Saturday’s game, I visited Kettler Capitals Iceplex and asked players for their Olympic picks. With the Caps sending five players to Sochi (Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, and John Carlson), I wondered where Washington’s non-Olympians would place their allegiances.
I figured that since the RMNB staff was able to put its own biases aside when we made our predictions, maybe the players would do the same and maybe even offer some hardcore, dispassionate hockey analysis.
Nope. Not even a little.
A few observations.
Every player picked his home country. Three Caps thought Martin St. Louis will be the tournament’s best player.
This was a nice Saturday, and I appreciate the players having fun with it. What do you think of their guesses? Should we do this more? Let us know.
GIF by Ian Oland
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