He joins another Canadian Brett Connolly. I'm sure they get their news from state run CBC, it's not like they have objective news sources to watch. Have to love his reasoning "stay true to my values". Braden Holtby says he won't join Capitals at White House | CBC Sports Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby said Friday he will not join his teammates next week for a White House celebration of their Stanley Cup championship. Holtby is the second player on the Capitals' active roster to decline, joining fellow Canadian Brett Connolly. "It's one of those things that we have to think about, but with me, I've got to stay true to my values, and I'm going respectfully decline the offer," Holtby said. "For me, it's just a personal thing. I believe in what I believe in, and in order to stick to those values, I think I have to do what I feel is right, but that doesn't make a difference on everyone else's decision."