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Afternoon Line- Jake Allen

Everyone that I've talked to is excited to see it. Not many people in the world get to go in and actually take a tour, be by the Oval Office. I know we have a lot of Canadians, but most of the Canadians are converted Americans by now.

"So political views aside, that's everyone's own opinion, it doesn't matter. I think it's a great opportunity for us. I'm not really sure what's in store for the exact tour, but it still should be pretty cool."

-Jake Allen, goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, via Jeremy Rutherford tweets.

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

This would be how I’d look at it, too.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 10/15/19 at 01:27 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

So political views aside, that’s everyone’s own opinion, it doesn’t matter.

Jake has it right, but those on the far left are going to crucify him for that statement.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 10/15/19 at 03:27 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Agree with Jake.  It’s the Office you respect and not necessarily who’s sitting in that chair.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/15/19 at 04:14 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Nice group picture from the Oval Office.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/15/19 at 04:18 PM ET


I can’t imagine many people would expect a political statement by hockey players anyhow.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 10/15/19 at 05:56 PM ET


I should’ve specified NHL players, in particular.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 10/15/19 at 05:57 PM ET


Agree with above comments.

It doesn’t and shouldn’t have to mean the endorsement
of a given party or president.

And I don’t remember anyone construing that way until
Tim Thomas with Obama and now so many people using a
team event, an apolitical event to posture.

Depending on your views you could find something
disqualifyingly egregious about pretty much any president
in our history.

It’s not like these players are being invited to the White House
to drown a bunch of kittens or something. It’s a tradition.
The president - whoever they are - makes some good natured jokes
congratulates the team and players and city that won. That’s it.

We are really beginning to find out what happens when we surrender
what we have in common to make everything a divisive litmus test.
It’s not pretty.

Posted by lefty.30 on 10/15/19 at 11:08 PM ET

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