So this week in hockey (and it’s only Wednesday), there has been a lot of noise made over a lot of nothing in my opinion.
First up: TIM THOMAS NOT VISITING THE WHITE HOUSE
In my opinion, who cares. Tim Thomas’ views on politics have no impact on how he plays his game. The thing about being an American, is that we have a right to choose, and as Tim Thomas said in his statement, he exercised this right. How ever he stands in politics is his opinion, but I do give him props for standing up and making a choice.
Second up: ALEX OVECHKIN OPTS OUT OF ALL-STAR WEEKEND
Background for those living under a rock: Ovie was suspended for 3 games on a hit against Pens’ Michalek during the 2nd period of the Caps/Pens game on Sunday. Shanahan ruled that since Ovie left his feet, made contact with the head, & is a repeat offender, he deserved to sit out 3 games. Caps GM McPhee and Ovie are disappointed in the ruling.
Ovie stated he didn’t feel like he didn’t deserve to be at the All Star Game.
Let the man be. If that’s truly how he feels, let him spend the break thinking about his suspension or partying like a rock star. Again, he’s exercising a choice and standing by it.
In actual hockey news…as in this shit matters:
Congratulations to Mathieu Perreault for his first NHL Hat Trick
and see Ovechkin’s prank on Perreault