Friday night before the opening face-off, Ted Leonsis was greeting Capitals fans outside his Owner’s Box. After meeting one particularly charming young gentleman, Leonsis gave the tot’s entire family four lower bowl tickets. The family was originally set to sit three rows from the very top of Verizon Center.
Thursday night, the Washington Capitals took their guarantee to #TheBank, cashing in on two points from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The players weren’t the only members of the organization to make a transaction that night.
RMNB reader Laura R. reports that Caps owner Ted Leonsis made a withdrawal of his own. A literal one. Like, at an ATM.
Caps owner Ted Leonsis was wandering through the concourse Sunday when, suddenly, he sensed something; a presence had not felt since–.
There stood Sith Lord and high-ranking NHL exec Darth Vader. The two captains of industry greeted each other warmly. They discussed the salary cap escalator and bothan cuisine, then they took a selfie.
Forbes came out with their annual valuation of every NHL franchise on Wednesday. According to the business magazine, the Capitals are the tenth most valuable team in hockey, coming in at $575 million.
For all their gaudy banners and no cup jokes, the Pittsburgh Penguins are a less valuable franchise than the Capitals, by approximately five million.
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is considering a future move for the Wizards and the Capitals out of their current Verizon Center location. Over the past few months, Leonsis has added an Arena Football League team, an “e-sports” franchise, and a new streaming network to his portfolio along with continuing to lead the ownership group that controls the Wizards, Mystics, and Verizon Center. He is also now a part-owner of CSN Mid-Atlantic, the local TV channel that covers his teams.
Leonsis made a trip to the Washington Post building Wednesday and spoke to reporters about the possible move for the Wizards and the Capitals out of their current location.
“My inclination right now would be — it’s pretty awesome where we are. And I love what’s happened to [downtown] D.C.,” Leonsis said to Washington Post reporters. “But I don’t know what’s going to happen five, six, seven years from now…I will be a free agent. I mean, that hasn’t been lost on me.”
It’s no secret that Capitals majority owners Ted Leonsis — who also leads the ownership group that controls the Wizards, Mystics, and Verizon Center — has long wanted more control of the broadcast rights for his teams’ games. He’ll finally get it, if a new deal announced today earns approval from the NHL and NBA.
In what a joint press release called “an innovative cross-equity and leadership structure,” Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) gets an ownership stake in CSN Mid-Atlantic, including representation on the network’s board of directors. The deal also extends CSN’s rights to broadcast Caps and Wizards games “well into the future.”
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.
Every four years, it seems like the NHL and IOC play a game of chicken before eventually coming to an agreement that allows NHL players to participate in the Olympics. And every four years, Alex Ovechkin states he will participate, even if there’s no accord reached.
During the World Cup of Hockey, Ovechkin said matter-of-factly he would go to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics regardless of the NHL’s decision.
On Friday, Caps owner Ted Leonsis threw his support behind Ovechkin in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Alex Prewitt.
“What’s the worst that could happen?” Leonsis said. “We’ll get fined or something. I hope it doesn’t get to that. But I’ve got to have my captain’s back, and I will.”
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