2024-06-22 3:02 AM

Picking Splinters: Leonsis’s Vision

I suppose I shouldn't be as surprised as I am. After all, you don't become an entrepreneurial mogul with seriously flawed foresight. However, I never, ever, ever expected Washington Capitals' owner Ted Leonsis's rose-colored prognostications regarding his team to play out in such grand fashion.

Picking Splinters: Take a Bow, Ted

It may not have been easy, but it would have been rational for Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis to shy away from the record-setting 13-year, $124 million contract just given to Alexander Ovechkin.

Picking Splinters: Reward the Faithful

  Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis didn’t hesitate long before answering the question at the uniform unveiling party at Kettler Captials Iceplex last Friday. When asked if he would “show some solidarity” with three fans who had volunteered to receive tattoos of the team’s recently-redesigned logo (at Leonsis’ expense), the jovial owner cunningly dodged.  

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In Year Two of Washington’s Reboot, Ownership Sets a Goal of Playoffs, but Expects Only Progress This is not the year. To most fans of the rebuilding Washington Capitals, the lack of playoff expectations hardly comes as a surprise. And while the lowered expectations were never openly voiced during the Caps’ media day on Tuesday […]