Last Thursday, I sat down with former Capital Andrew Gordon to catch up on life. Gordo just signed a three-year contract extension with SHL Linköping, and the Capitals had just dispatched the Pittsburgh Penguins. Due to something called Audio Drift, this podcast is coming to you a week late because we had to re-align the conversation by hand. 💀
Gordo and I talked about weird goalies, Alex Ovechkin’s leadership, Sidney Crosby (his friend growing up), Jakub Vrana and trust, the Caps finally getting over the hump, hockey contracts overseas, and how difficult multiple overtime games are. We also made predictions on who would make it to the Western Conference Final which is funny in hindsight.
The most interesting part of our conversation was about Tom Wilson and his most recent three-game suspension. Gordo had strong opinions because he got suspended for five games this season in the SHL due to a headshot. Gordo talked about what he learned from his experience and how Tom can avoid the same issues in the future.