George McPhee says the Cherry Blossom Festival isn't the only thing Washington is good for in April. During the Frozen Four final between Boston and Miami the Capitals general manager and former Hobey Baker Award winner said the town, the team and the venue would love to have the tournament return.
"We'd love to have it back," said the former Bowling Green hockey star. "We have a great venue here. I think the players have really enjoyed it. Washington is probably the biggest reason people come. Walk out the door and there are 100 restaurants and all the museums and memorials and Capitol and White House -- It's a great way to spend a weekend."
The earliest the tournament could return is 2013, which would be one year into a potential new administration. The only reason I bring this is up is Miami fans thought "Yes we can," was a clever chant with about three minutes to go vs. Boston.
The RedHawks went on to lose 4-3 to the Terriers. The hometown Capitals were forced to wrap up their season on the road because of the tournament, something that didn't faze McPhee.
"It's not an issue at all. If they want to come back to Washington, we'll host it again."