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Video- The Pittsburgh Penguins Visited The White House Today

13 1/2 minutes long.


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Posted by HaHasek on 10/10/17 at 05:29 PM ET

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Posted by HaHasek on 10/10/17 at 05:29 PM ET

Grown up.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 10/10/17 at 06:12 PM ET

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I hate the politics seeping into KK here (no criticism, I just ignore it), but the Penguins got Trump a golf bag.

It’s either a very nice gift, or a mild troll. Trump does a lot of golfing, even after he criticized Obama for it.

My hope is that it’s a troll. But deep down, I know it’s not. :(

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/10/17 at 07:05 PM ET

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Understand ilh I post the SC champs visiting TWH just as I have in the past.

Politics, not until you brought it up.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/10/17 at 07:14 PM ET

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I guess that’s true. Once again, not a criticism, just not *usually* a conversation I will engage in. smile

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/10/17 at 07:24 PM ET

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I said this the other day—politics is part of the fabric of America, and I think the “stick to sports” thing is totally silly.

What I would say about this video is—holy crap, how’d they fit so many terrible hair cuts into a single room?

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 10/11/17 at 09:23 AM ET

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from Dave Naylor of TSN,

No mention of the NFL, the anthem protests, or the Golden State Warriors not coming to the White House.

No subtle suggestion that hockey players were in some way morally superior to other athletes, the kind of thing that might have obvious and uncomfortable overtones.

Trump made a NAFTA joke, but a year ago then-president Barack Obama had used the Penguins visit to praise the NHL’s environmental initiatives to highlight climate change.

Beyond that, calling a group of players from six different nations “great Patriots” was as political as it got.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/11/17 at 12:18 PM ET

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