There were only three games in the NHL Wednesday night, but whenever Marc-Andre Fleury nearly gets in a fight, that is just a slice of awesome you can’t ignore. The storm clouds are gathering around the Ottawa Senators. Will the Capitals ever visit the White House? Will we finally see an RFA offer sheet this summer?
We must start with Marc-Andre Fleury. He was having a grand old time, Wednesday. Fleury was brilliant in the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames but Matthew Tkachuk stirred the pot (that must have been a wild game of knee hockey in the living room with Keith, Brady, and Matthew, eh?).
Fleury had enough. He threw punches, then offered to throw more (Sportsnet)
Will the Washington Capitals ever visit the White House? The Washington Post stirs controversy in hopes they can stir MORE if the Capitals do visit the White House. Story: Why don’t you go? Following Story: OUTRAGE From Left Follows Capitals Visit to White House! Twitter reacts.
Here’s the story from the Washington Post on the Capitals “no-win” situation (WaPo)
The Capitals did survive a furious rally from the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3 (RMB)
Will we finally see a GM hitch up his big boy pants and extend an RFA offer sheet? Pierre LeBrun thinks a few might (The Athletic)
I guess it’s not collusion if GMs publicly admit they are afraid to upset others instead of GMs agreeing in a back room to not extend the sheets.
Could Sidney Crosby win BOTH the Hart Trophy and the Selke? She asked Sid–check out the exclusive comments on PHN Extra (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The storm clouds are gathering around the Ottawa Senators. Gary Bettman had to deny the Senators could move. Uh oh. (TSN)