Ted Leonsis Hopes R.J. Umberger Has A Nice Summer

R.J. Umberger of the Columbus Blue Jackets turned from a hockey player to a hockey analyst on Saturday night following his teams' game against the Washington Capitals. He outraged a lot of people in D.C. with the following post-game quote, via the Columbus Dispatch.

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“I don’t think any team in the West would be overmatched by them. Because they play the wrong way. They want to be moving all the time. They float in their zone looking for breakaways and odd-man rushes. A good defensive team is going to beat them (in the playoffs). If you eliminate your turnovers and keep them off the power play, they’re going to get frustrated because they’re in their zone a lot.”

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Eccentric Caps owner Ted Leonsis (and an investor in this here website) struck back on Sunday afternoon in a post on his blog, Ted's Take, going on about how his team hasn't proven anything until they win a Stanley Cup. But it was the final sentence of the post that rung loudest.

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And R.J. - enjoy the long offseason.

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