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Evening Line- Devante Smith-Pelly

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Michael Traikos of the National Post,

“We were watching Sportsnet this morning and they had Steph Curry talking about it,” Orpik told Postmedia. “It’s always around you. But I think it’s a sensitive issue. Everyone has their own opinions, that’s why people vote different ways. Not everyone is going to agree on everything.”

Orpik was playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009 and then visited Obama in the White House.

“There was a Democrat (president) there, and I’m sure there were some Republicans who went,” he said. “Based on my experience, you spend three or four hours there and you see the president for like two minutes. It’s more about the experience and opportunity to celebrate than your actual interaction with the president.”

So who decides whether the Capitals would go? Probably Ovechkin, said Orpik. After all, he’s the team’s leader.

“If the best person on the team comes out and says (he’s going), even if there was a smaller guy on the team who didn’t agree with it, he doesn’t have the platform to stand up to him,” Orpik said. “It will definitely be interesting to see how it would play out.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/06/18 at 06:25 PM ET

hockeyfreak13's avatar

Already talking about visiting the white house? The caps are going to find a way to blow this, aren’t they?

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 06/06/18 at 07:48 PM ET

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Bunch of dummies not visiting the White House?
How will we ever survive?

Posted by StargateSG1 on 06/06/18 at 08:05 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Cart before the horse!

I want Washington to win, but now I want to see this go 7.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/06/18 at 09:20 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Not even worried about his politics. The way Trump acts when players dont want to show is proof enough of how “presidential” the guy is.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/06/18 at 10:31 PM ET

Ajax19's avatar

Good on DSP!  I like the guy even more now.

Posted by Ajax19 on 06/07/18 at 08:41 AM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

I wouldn’t visit the WH either. That big orange baby might start flinging poo everywhere if he doesn’t get an extra scoop of ice cream. What a sad state of affairs the so-called leadership of this country is in.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 06/07/18 at 09:01 AM ET

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I almost feel bad for poor Candians getting dragged into this.  I do wonder if Trump will ask Ovi to put a good word in with Putin for him though.  LOL

Posted by EthrDemon on 06/07/18 at 01:43 PM ET

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