Ovie sitting out is not a big deal. Would he have even been eligible to play? If I were the Caps, I'd be pissed that he wouldn't be available for three of our games, but he's still supposed to play in an exhibition.
I just don't agree with it being selfish of the league to invite him. If anyone is being selfish, it's Ovie. He's one of the biggest stars the league has and the league can use all the star power it can get with Crosby out. Instead, he'd rather pout like a 7 year old because the league suspended him (a justified suspension tbh). It's just poor character.
The leagues intentions for wanting him there are selfish. Its a financial decision whether they admit it or not. Its not like they are trying to make the "best allstar game possible". There's enough talent in the league.
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