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President Trump sat behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office, a red Washington Capitals jersey, No. 45, splayed before him and the Stanley Cup to his right. Players, coaches and staff members from the team’s 2017-18 championship season stood behind him, guests at the White House about 10 months after the Capitals first hoisted the chalice and roughly two weeks before the 2019 playoffs start and they try to win it again. “I just want to wish you a lot of luck,” Trump told the team. “In Washington that’s all that they want to talk about. They don’t want to talk about anything else. I can’t get the subject on to anything else, so you’ve got to win quickly because we’ve got... Full story

26 March