– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 16, 2023
When you think of Snoop Dogg, you immediately think of a rather exuberant character. The Californian rapper, now 51, has no tongue in cheek, and he’s never afraid to state his love of cannabis loud and clear.
That said, for some time now, the rapper has been making news in the field hockey world as part of the group led by Neko Sparks to buy the Ottawa Senators. He’s always had an interest in sports (he’s a big fan of the Los Angeles Kings) and now he wants to be a (minority) team owner.
Unlike Ryan Reynolds, he has yet to become one of the team’s owners.
Snoop seems to be quite close to some of the players on the circuit. During a recent appearance on Mike Tyson’s podcast, he made an interesting statement:
I smoke (cannabis) with NHL players and MLB players, both during the season and after the season. It’s pretty wonderful. – Snoop Dogg
See this post on Instagram
It’s important to remember that, unlike the NFL and NBA, the NHL and MLB don’t test players for cannabis use. So, it’s not illegal for players to consume during the season, so he’s not putting players in trouble by saying this.
On the other hand, it’s a statement worthy of the character. I imagine Kings players are involved considering his love for the club, but he obviously doesn’t name names.
I wonder, though, if the NHL likes to see him go on like this, considering that he may soon become a (minority) owner of the Senators. The league may not test players, but I don’t know if they like a statement like that coming out in the open.
Snoop Dogg with a shout out message on Instagram to the First Nation’s group that joined the Neko Sparks bid, confirming last night’s report, really cool stuff!
“We’re trying to do something, We’re trying to make a difference…Ottawa Senators, what ya’ll gonna do? We’re here.”👀 pic.twitter.com/W854tvCrcN
– SENS TALK (@senstalk_) May 15, 2023
Clearly, then, this will be something to keep an eye on over the coming weeks, but clearly, this is quite a character who wants his piece of the pie in Ottawa. And I think he really means it, for what it’s worth.
– The NHL Conference Finals kick off Thursday night.
– OHL Final: Owen Beck and the Peterborough Petes take a 2-1 series lead over Logan Mailloux and the London Knights.
The Peterborough Petes did it again! This team has been incredibly impressive in these playoffs.
Avery Hayes puts a puck on net and Tucker Robertson tucks it home. 6-5 overtime win.
Petes lead the Knights 2-1 in the series. pic.twitter.com/YQjGks9yso
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) May 16, 2023
– Jonathan Drouin’s name comes up again in Colorado.
Yes, everyone knows Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin were dynamic together a decade ago.
But could Drouin provide value to the Avalanche now?
– Evan Rawal (@evanrawal) May 15, 2023
– Would you trade Josh Anderson for Samuel Girard? [Let’s Go Habs]
– Evgeni Malkin reportedly told a Russian media outlet that he supports war with Ukraine.
“Я считаю, что Путин верно ведет внешнюю политику. Да, идет вооружение, но это правильно. Мы должны защищать свой дом. Никогда не нравилось, когда говорят, что “надо дружить с Западом, дружить с Америкой”. Да не бывает никаких друзей!”
Евгений Малкин, хоккеист, гражданин США,… pic.twitter.com/9yugN3IiJw
– Ateo Breaking Telegram-канал (@AteoBreaking) May 14, 2023
🏒”There are three factors that win in the playoffs: 5-on-5 play, goaltending and defense. Edmonton and Toronto were weak on all three factors against their opponents” – Guy Boucher
– 98,5 Sports (@985Sports) May 16, 2023