Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis broke some news this morning when he told DC101’s “Elliot in the Morning” that the team had received permission to show Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final on screens outside Capital One Arena. But he also took an opportunity to throw some shade on the Vegas Golden Knights for their dramatic pre-game shows.
“The game will start on time,” Leonsis said. “I’m very, very focused on living within the rules, making sure that our pre-game and game entertainment are done on time.”
But he didn’t stop there.
“To each their own and each market has to do what it does and feels right for it and the like,” Leonsis added. “We know our market. We know the sophistication of our community now around hockey and the team and the game. We’re in the Stanley Cup Finals.
“We’ve worked really, really long and hard to get here and you know this is about hockey right now, this is about our team and we just want to make sure we’re presenting the game, presenting the team in what I think is the most professional and businesslike environment.
“The Stanley Cup is the most coveted trophy in sports, it is the hardest to win. We see that and we want to be very, very respectful to the game, very, very respectful to the NHL and both teams, and we’ll do what we believe is the right thing in the right way for our hockey community.”
Here’s the full interview.
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