Lisa Hillary Sits Down with Ted Leonsis

In a two-part interview series Comcast Sportsnet’s Lisa Hillary visited with Capitals’ majority owner Ted Leonsis this week and honed in on some real meat and potatoes issues with him: his satisfaction level with where the Caps are in the league and locally, the participation of NHLer’s in the Olympics, past and future, his role with the team at the trade deadline. There’s no such thing as a dull interview with Leonsis because he doesn’t speak in cliches, he doesn’t evade, he is ever deeply reflective, and he manages to embody a 400-level fan’s perspective. Still, Hillary deserves credit for a line of questioning that generated some remarkable reflection from the owner, including his provocative claim that the NHL lost its players to the Olympics not for 17 days but practically speaking for an entire month.

He also told Hillary that he “admired” Sidney Crosby, but don’t let that dissuade you from taking in an illuminating exchange.

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