JR Hildebrand was one turn away from winning the Indianapolis 500 on his very first try. Then, within sight of the checkered flag, the 23-year-old Californian made the ultimate rookie mistake.
Dan Wheldon was zipping toward the final corner of Sunday's Indianapolis 500, surely figuring the best he could do was another runner-up finish.
With an assist from his captain, Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee landed a veteran defenseman who can quarterback the power play. McPhee also might have found Alex Ovechkin's new best friend.