The Chicago Cubs are making up for lost time. For 108 years, the team watched as other clubs celebrated their World Series titles with a White House ceremony. After waiting so long to finally accomplish that goal, the Cubs decided one trip wasn’t enough.
Earlier on Monday the Washington Capitals did not extend a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Brett Connolly. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie the Capitals have agreed to terms with Connolly on a two-year contract that will pay him an average annual salary of $1.5 million per season. The 24-year-old Connolly appeared in 66 games for the Capitals this past season, scoring 15 goals and posting excellent possession numbers to make him a valuable depth player for a team that won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second year in a row.