Leonsis: Capitals set for dynasty

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“This has become the most dynamic, vibrant city in the country,” he said. “The economy is strong here. Unemployment is less here than in the other big cities. The media market is fantastic, and I feel like I’ve built a very valuable franchise. If I happen to sell it, I hope to look back one day and say it was a good investment, and hopefully we’ll have won a couple of Stanley Cups along the way.”

Already the majority owner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, Mr. Leonsis also has the right of first refusal on the arena and the Wizards when Mr. Pollin either chooses to sell the team or passes away.

For now, however, he is focused on the upcoming National Hockey League season and the chance to improve on last year’s result, in which the Capitals fell at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

“We know what it feels like, and we know the intensity level and the commitment,” Mr. Leonsis said. “The guys, they know what to expect. I’m not going to say we’re going to win the Stanley Cup this year, but there’s no surprises now. We know.”

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