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The 2012 NHL All-Star Game is being played in the capital of Canada, but a lot of news has been made in the United States' capital in the last couple weeks.
First, Tim Thomas blew off the Bruins' celebration at the White House. He released a statement with the naive expectation that he wouldn't have to answer another question about the situation, and has said that it wasn't a direct shot at President Obama, but the fact is that he personally overshadowed the team's celebration.
Then Alexander Ovechkin was suspended for a dumb, cheap play and subsequently decided to blow off attending the league's All-Star Game. (Full Disclosure: I don't think suspended players should be eligible for the Game, but the league should make that decision, not the player.) He has now made news for removing himself from the roster.
Which debacle gets more play from the broadcast team on Sunday?