The Washington Capitals team that beat the New York Islanders the other night isn’t the one that will be suiting up tonight to host the big bad Boston Bruins. Ovi’s back.
Toughest game of the year so far. Puck drop at 7 PM. Chris on recap duty. Let’s go.
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Here’s what it’s looking like, as per WaPo’s Samantha Pell:
Vrana – Backstrom – Wilson
Ovechkin – Oshie – Panik
Hagelin – Dowd – Hathaway
Sheary – Sgarbossa – Sprong
Chara – Carlson
Dillon – TvR
Siegenthaler – Jensen
Legend: 🌮 = win; 🚽 = loss; 🤷 = OTL
That was the last time Zdeno Chara played against — instead of for — the Boston Bruins. He was eight years old at the time. Here’s the scoring summary:
When Friday’s evening news dump arrives, the Los Angeles Valiant of the Overwatch League announced they had fired their entire staff and roster. The team had recently decided to relocate to China for the 2021 season, and they blamed visa problems for the decision to can everyone.
2021 Roster Update: pic.twitter.com/wLegf51MAI
— Los Angeles Valiant (@LAValiant) January 29, 2021
No one believes that, of course.
The decision comes so late that the players and the staff will be unable to find new positions this season. The organization will now cobble together a team from players available in the region, their former players will probably get bought out at a pittance, their staff are now unemployed. And their fans are bewildered and abandoned.
Shady stuff. Sports will break your heart. Agilities forever.
Illustration by Peter (photo: Dan4th Nicholas, Creative Commons)
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