A week after seeing Green Day play at the 9:30 Club, the hippest owner in the NHL, Ted Leonsis, is hosting a concert of his own literally at his house. According to an email sent out by the Democrats of Virginia Tuesday morning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee James Taylor will play at Leonsis’s Potomac, Maryland, home this Friday.
The concert will raise money for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Two years ago, Tom Wilson, Michael Latta, and Andre Burakovsky all lived with each other in an apartment in Arlington. The trio labeled themselves “brobeans” and, according to Michael Latta, couldn’t stop wrestling with each other.
Last September, Burakovsky moved out, citing a need for privacy. It put in motion a Jenga-like collapse for the Caps roomies, as Michael Latta was later non-tendered by the team in June and signed with Los Angeles in July.
However, on Monday night things finally seemed to get back to normal for our favorite boys when Burakovsky tweeted a photo with Tom Wilson.
In June, fan favorite Michael Latta was non-tendered by the Washington Capitals. A week later, the former Caps roomie landed in Los Angeles on a one-way, one-year deal worth $600.
On Monday, the Kings put Latta on waivers with the intention to send him down to the American Hockey League’s Ontario Reign.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion. The captain of the league’s championship team and the 2015-16 Conn Smythe winner may miss Thursday’s season opener against the Washington Capitals.
The Washington Capitals finalized their opening night roster on the team’s off day Monday, one day before the NHL’s deadline to whittle the horde of training camp veterans, prospects and tryouts to the core group teams will start the season with.
Making the team is forward Zach Sanford, a 21-year-old prospect out of Boston College. The Capitals have been fond of him since last summer’s development camp. When training camp began a few weeks ago, associate coach Todd Reirden singled Sanford out as a player to watch in the battle to make perhaps the most talented roster in the league. Sanford impressed during the preseason. During exhibition games, the 2013 second-round pick confirmed the Caps’ hopes for him with with two goals, lots of shots and poised play on both ends of the ice.
Elliotte Friedman released his latest 30 Thoughts column over the weekend and had an interesting bullet about Evgeny Kuznetsov.
After leading the Capitals in points during the regular season, Kuznetsov only managed a goal and an assist in 12 postseason games. Many Caps fans criticized Kuzy for disappearing during the playoffs. According to Friedman, Kuznetsov dwelled on his postseason play and the Caps loss to the Penguins. He sounded miserable over the offseason.
“We didn’t talk hockey all summer,” Kuznetsov said. “End of the day, you have to win something and you have to do it for your family. I think the whole team, we’re like a family. When I say family, I mean team. That’s the problem sometimes you can score 1,000 goals but what you got?”
At noon, Capitals skaters Stan Galiev, Brad Malone, Paul Carey, and Christian Thomas all cleared waivers and will report to the Hershey Bears.
On Saturday, Galiev’s release caught some by surprise after spending all of last season with the Capitals.
Barry Trotz explained the team’s decision after practice yesterday.
During training camp, the Toronto media wrote about how former Capital Brooks Laich would be a great choice to become the Leafs’ 18th captain in franchise history.
“I was one of those kids, a Leafs fan growing up who wrote school papers on being captain,” Laich said to the Toronto Sun in September. “But I think all that will sort itself out. I haven’t had any discussion like that, I’ve not been approached.”
On Sunday in a surprise move, the Leafs put Laich and his $4.5 million cap hit on waivers. This is the last year of Laich’s six-year, $27 million contract that he received from George McPhee and signed in 2011.
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