Capitals' Leonsis Keeping Focus On Playoffs Despite Olympic Chatter
A day after the NHL said it will not participate in the ’18 PyeongChang Games for the first time in five Winter Olympics, Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis yesterday said that he has not thought about what he will do if one of his players wants to play in South Korea. Previously, Leonsis has gone on record saying that he would support his team’s superstar, LW Alex Ovechkin, if he decides to play for the Russian team on his own. While Leonsis did not walk back those comments, he said he is more focused on the team’s coming playoff run. The Caps have the best record in hockey and are in line to enter the playoffs as the top seed in the East. “What the league now does with the IOC, I will wait to see what happens,” Leonsis told THE DAILY. “But I’m not going to spend five seconds thinking about what happened yesterday when the playoffs are a week away.”
Check out today's issue of the THE DAILY for more reaction from execs and players regarding the NHL's decision.