Breaking: Washington Capitals to visit Donald Trump at White House

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Visiting the White House has been a tradition for the NHL Stanley Cup champions since 1991, when the Pittsburgh Penguins were invited by President George H.W. Bush. The Penguins were also the champions last season in 2017, and accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump. On the other hand, the NBA's Golden State Warriors and NFL's Philadelphia Eagles refused to visit President Donald Trump for political reasons after winning championships in their leagues.

Ten months ago, the Washington Capitals won their Cup with a 4-1 series victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. According to reports, on Monday, the Capitals will bring the Stanley Cup to the White House to visit President Donald Trump.

Captain Alex Ovechkin said that he's "excited" to visit Trump at the White House. Not all Capital players are as excited as Ovechkin to visit Trump. Forwards Devante Smith-Pelly and Brett Connolly said last summer they would refuse to celebrate with Trump at the White House.
Smith-Pelly did not hold back on his comments about a visit with President Trump:

The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist. Some of the things he’s said are pretty gross ... It hasn’t come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up.

Comment below your opinion on the Washington Capitals' visit to the White House. What do you think about Smith-Pelly and Connolly refusing to celebrate with President Donald Trump?

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