The Corner

Caps, Overtime and Out

What Jon Adler doesn’t tell you is that he’s a rabid Flyers fan. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Last night, I was just pulling hard for the Caps — I’ve never enjoyed a non-Michigan sports team more than this one, with its great young players and come-from-behind story. Bruce Boudreau should be the NHL’s coach of the year. Alex Ovechkin, a sure thing to win the MVP trophy, is one of the most exciting athletes I’ve ever seen perform, in any sport. It’s sad to think their season is done. Congrats to Philly.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.