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Bryce Harper reveals what hockey team he cheers for...and it's not the Caps

Bryce Harper reveals what hockey team he cheers for...and it's not the Caps

It's easy to forget that professional athletes rarely ever play for their hometown team. We may identify Michael Jordan with Chicago, but he was born in New York and moved to North Carolina. Alex Ovechkin, of course, is a native of Russia and not of Washington, D.C.

Because of that, players often have rooting interests in other teams in other sports, though you rarely ever hear about it. Sure, the Redskins enjoy the occasional visit from Kevin Durant, but for the most part, players keep their favorite teams to themselves so as not to anger the fanbase.

Not Bryce Harper.

Harper took part in a promotion for his hometown hockey team on Saturday and I'm not talking about the Caps.

Harper, of course, grew up in Las Vegas so it is perhaps no surprise to see the city use its native son to drum up interest for the NHL's newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights.

But surely now his loyalty lies with his new hometown and the Caps, right?

Oh....

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Tom Wilson thanks healthcare workers, reflects on Caps' season in Instagram post

Tom Wilson thanks healthcare workers, reflects on Caps' season in Instagram post

Saturday, April 5, was supposed to be the Capitals 2019-20 regular season finale.

But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL has been suspended since mid-March. There's nothing but uncertainty ahead.

For Capitals forward Tom Wilson, being at home on Saturday night instead of taking the ice for the team's season finale resonated with him. Wilson took to Instagram to post a reflective photo, calling it a privilege to wear the Capitals uniform and thanking everyone that is doing a part to help combat the spread of the virus.

"Feels weird to think our last regular season game would have been played last night," Wilson wrote. "With the future uncertain, it is sometimes nice to reflect. It is a privilege to wear this jersey every night we play. I hope everyone is staying safe and thank you to everyone who is working so hard to keep us safe."

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Wilson has been using his unexpected off time to give back to the community. Earlier this week, Wilson delivered an inspirational message and sent gifts to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to help children going through unforeseen changes due to the pandemic.

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Watch T.J. Oshie teach his daughter Lyla how to ride a bike

Watch T.J. Oshie teach his daughter Lyla how to ride a bike

Despite the circumstances, the past few weeks have been an exciting time for the Oshie family.

Just over two weeks ago, Capitals forward T.J. Oshie and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their third child into the world, Campbell.

But on Sunday, it was the couple's oldest child, Lyla, that stole the show.

Lyla, who just turned six last month, accomplished something that she will remember for years to come: learning how to ride a bike.  

How adorable is that?

As Lyla bikes up the driveway, T.J. is a step behind her, making sure she doesn't fall. The Caps winger had an ear-to-ear grin on his face, such a proud dad.

With the NHL season on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, hopefully more Papa Oshie content comes as a result.

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