No matter who came away with the Stanley Cup this year, history was going to be made.
The Las Vegas Knights could have been crowned champions at the culmination of an inaugural year that was nothing short of spectacular. However, the Washington Capitals, hungry for their first title in a 44-year drought, weren’t going down without a fight. The Caps took the series in five, and the festivities promptly began.
If Alex Ovechkin is lucky, he’ll remember hoisting the Cup over his head following the win. The Conn Smythe Trophy winner went on a bender that would have most twenty-somethings consciously hydrating for a week.
Game Five took place in Vegas, and Ovi was quick to take advantage of the city’s nightlife after the game. He, along with the rest of the team, brought the Cup to parties on the Strip all night and into the next morning.
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) June 8, 2018
On Friday, the next day, the team hopped on their plane and partied all the way back to Washington, where they spent the night celebrating in a local bar.
Saturday got even more wild, starting at the Nationals game where Ovechkin brought the Cup onto the field and threw out the first pitch. After the game (where many beers were enjoyed), the team brought the celebration to Georgetown. Here are just a few snapshots of the day:
Alex Ovechkin is just holding the Stanley Cup up in the middle of the inning. They won’t put him on the Jumbotron because the ball is still in play lmfao #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/XRRuUUWrOP
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) June 9, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) June 11, 2018
— NHL EXPERT PICKS (@NHLexpertpicks) June 9, 2018
The quote of the week belongs to Russia native Ovechkin, who succinctly summed up the team’s attitude going into their championship season:
What’s Up With the Patriots?
Pats fans are having a rollercoaster of a week.
Last week, rumors began to fly that Rob Gronkowski may be traded. Former Boston Herald writer Adam Kurkjian broke the story that the Titans and 49ers had both made offers for Gronk, and that Belichick and Kraft were meeting to discuss details.
According to Kurkjian, a deal might have gone through if Brady hadn’t stepped in and threatened to retire if the team were to trade Gronkowski. That was enough for Kraft to nix the deal, and Gronk remains a Patriot.
Of course, if you believe the Patriots, none of that actually happened at all. They issued their standard “nothing to see” line regarding the trade rumors. Time will tell.
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Who drank more–Ovi last weekend, or the Warriors at their parade?
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