In episode one of The Road To The Winter Classic, EPIX brought us into the luxury apartment of Caps forwards Tom Wilson and Michael Latta. It was the best segment of the night– probably because their apartment wasn’t so luxurious as we might have thought.
Not-Liev Schreiber described the design of Wilson and Latta’s bachelor pad as somewhere between “minimalist and utilitarian.” If your ping pong table is also your dinner table, that’s pretty accurate.
“I roast him on it a lot,” Wilson joked.
Wilson and Latta took the cameras into their lavish kitchen.
“Not much going on here,” Latta states with pride, as his roommate opened the refrigerator.
“Lats went to Costco and we got the best ketchup deal in the entire world,” Wilson says. “Three for one. It was a steal.”
Then they sat down on the couch, turned on their digital fireplace, and waxed poetic.
“It’s a really, really nice apartment but we don’t have really nice things,” Wilson said. “We’re young. It’s fun to be young for a while. You don’t want to grow up too fast.”
Not-Liev Schreiber mentioned that despite Wilson’s age, he plays with some pretty big names on the first line: Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
“They’re really great guys and they’ve been in Washington forever to kind of show us the ropes,” Wilson said. “Anytime guys are going after them, I try to step in and help them out. Have that team toughness, you know?
“Lats and I have kind of an inside joke that no one touches Backy. No one touches our dad.”
Latta laughed then added, “We call [Backy] papa.”
That might explain why Willy Baby is always in the thick of those post-whistle scrums.
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