Canadian goalie Braden Holtby says he won't join Capitals at White House

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    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."
     
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    Are Canadians even allowed on US soil? That seems like a security issue.
     
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    You need only worry about the security threat coming from the Canadian government and covert police, the rest of us are good, though too many poorly informed.
     
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    We have the same problem here, fellow Constitutional Monarchist.

    Greg
     
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    PS: wtf is a "goaltender"???

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    PPPS: what's a Capitals???

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    He's the guy who tends to the goal, keeps it neat tidy.
     
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    The guy who stops the puck from going into the net.

    It's hockey. It's not one of those weird-ass sports you play down under.
     
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    I know the story well as I never agreed with Thomas either and expressed this. Thomas was foolish in my opinion, if I recall correctly, I think it unfairly destroyed his career too, he certainly wasn't viewed the same by his team or the league, even after winning the Cu.p

    You don't have to support someones politics, support your team and visit the WH. You don't have to shake his hand, talk to him or go vote for him (if you're American), you should show respect for the tradition and your democratically elected leader.
     

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