In The Loop: Holtby shows off at Caps practice, benches clear during Dodgers vs. Astros

In The Loop: Holtby shows off at Caps practice, benches clear during Dodgers vs. Astros

First up in our look around the sports world, this is not a drill hockey is back and apparently so is Braden Holtby. 

Alright let’s be honest though, did anyone really think he went anywhere? Caps fans certainly looking forward to seeing more of this next week when the NHL season resumes for real with the round robin games for the top four seeds in each conference and mini-playoff series for 16 other teams. 

Next up, we all knew this was going to happen at some point in the MLB season to the Houston Astros right? Well last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Kelly struck out Carlos Correa. A few words were exchanged. The benches cleared. The scars from the Astros' 2017 World Series win haven't healed yet in Los Angeles. And the Dodgers don't figure to forget after Houston's cheating scandal engulfed the sport this past offseason. 

Lastly, on a more serious note. Not long after the Baltimore Orioles announced the induction of Baltimore superfan Mo Gaba to the their Hall of Fame, news was released that Mo lost his battle with cancer at just 14 years old. The Baltimore Ravens posted this touching tribute to Mo showcasing his vibrant personality and kindness that influenced so many. Our prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

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In The Loop: Lamar Jackson scary video, Capitals board plane to Toronto

In The Loop: Lamar Jackson scary video, Capitals board plane to Toronto

First up in our look around the sports world right now, your Washington Capitals are locked and loaded as they head to Toronto to join the NHL bubble. The team posted this video to their Instagram on Sunday afternoon of the guys getting ready to board the plane. Peep your No. 1 netminder Braden Holtby, who made sure to pack his the guitar. The team practiced in Toronto on Monday afternoon. 

Next up, Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker looks like he's certainly ready for NFL training camp as he casually nails 70 yarders like they're nothing!

Meanwhile, your reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson is out here giving Ravens fans heart attacks with this video that he posted over the weekend. His house camera captured this scary jump where Lamar landed awkwardly on his leg, limping off to the car in front of his house. Lamar later responded to concerned fans in the comments calming everyone down that this was apparently an old video and he's fine. Still! Stay safe, Lamar. 

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Capitals name Garnet Hathaway as nominee for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Capitals name Garnet Hathaway as nominee for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The Washington Capitals and the NHL announced today that forward Garnet Hathaway has been nominated as the club's 2019-2020 nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The trophy, which is awarded annually, highlights an NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community. It is to no one's surprise that Hathaway is the Capitals' nominee having contributed so much to the DMV community this season.

Hathaway created his ‘Hath’s Heroes’ program at the beginning of the 2019-20 NHL season. His goal was to ultimately give back and shine a light on first responders in the area. Little did he know, shortly after establishing ‘Hath’s Heroes’,  our first responders would need this organization more than ever.

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Hathaway stepped up in a big way to make this program a top priority. He has teamed up with local D.C. organizations to provide meals and support to those on the front lines fighting this ongoing crisis. Hathaway announced back in April that they have raised over $15,000 which will help to provide over 2,700 meals to first responders and high-risk individuals in the D.C.

The winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy will be chosen by a committee of NHL executives who will be joined by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. The three finalists will be revealed in early August and the winner is set to be announced during the 2020 Conference Finals.

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