An Update on Today’s News – Ted’s Take
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis issued a statement via his blog about the recent Post article on his bid to buy the Wizards, Verizon Center and the D.C. Ticketmaster franchise outright from the estate of Abe Pollin. This is a “calm down everyone” move, but perhaps also a “hey, Pollins remember we had a deal” move on his part.
Until a time comes that Leonsis completes the purchase, Washingtonians are going to holding their breath because the last time a D.C. team owner died (Jack Kent Cooke), things did not go according to plan and we got…Dan Snyder.
I now expect this will be a long and nerve-racking process. Hopefully, the good guy wins.
There is a lot going on in Washington sports and I don’t have much time to blog about it.
DC Sports Bog is on fire with Nats caravan & interview transcripts, Redskins slowness to integrate black into uniforms (this time its a good thing),
Nats winter caravan continues and is at Ben’s Chili Bowl right now. Ummm, half smokes.
Capital Punishment is back (briefly) with a vengeance for just a few days. Mike Bacsik, Pudge, Phil Wood, anybody named Lerner and Stan Kasten are under fire.
Livan Hernandez is getting the brush off from Mike Rizzo.
Mark Lerner chat transcript
The Capitals broke a 1-1 tie with the Anaheim Ducks in the 3rd period and charged to a 5-1 win. Eight wins in a row, not bad, how about doing it in May and June?
Washington Wizards players Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton are both suspended for the rest of the year.
The Pollin family is playing hardball with Ted Leonsis in the Wizards/Verizon Center sale. Ugh.
Like I said, a lot going on. I need to get some lunch.
Bloodied Caps fan: “I thought I was a goner” – DC Sports Bog, The Post
A Capitals fan celebrating his 80th birthday took a puck to the head the other night and Cheryl Nichols (of Capitals News Network) got the photos and Dan Steinberg got the whole story.
The Caps won again last night, dropping 7 on the New York Islanders on Long Island. They did it despite Alex Ovechkin not scoring, though he may have been gun-shy after Isles Jack Hillen taking an Ovi slapshot to the jaw.
Tonight, the Anaheim Ducks come to the Washington to try and end the Caps 7 game win streak.