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10-31-2011 02:32 PM #31
11-03-2011 08:08 AM #32
Well Erskine made his return in the Caps come back win against the Ducks, nice win by the way and a great game from Backstrom who seems to have put last year behind him and is off to a much better start this year. We also saw the NHL debut of Cody Eakin as Halpern was a healthy scratch. Not sure when Green will be back, but no need to rush him right now, I'm more concerned with Neuvirth getting a few starts as it looks like Vokoun could use a breather. And for those looking for a little drama BB proved that his accountability rules goes for the whole team as Ovie wasn't on the ice at the end of the game when the Caps needed a goal to tie it up. Ovie definitely wasn't happy about this as a camera on the bench caught him calling BB a "fat truck" only he didn't use the word truck if you catch my drift. I'll just chalk this up to the heat of the moment and not be too concerned about it, but I will be interested to see how Ovechkin responds in the Caps next game.
11-03-2011 10:09 AM #33
Yeah, but you knew it had to happen at some point this season. Ovi had to be held accountable just like everyone else. I give BB a lot of credit for being brave enough to do it. Hopefully he has the maturity to realize that he hasn't been producing and you have to get someone out there that is. You have to wonder why he went from being a point and half per game guy to a point per game guy over 2 years now though.
11-03-2011 10:27 PM #34
11-04-2011 09:02 AM #35
11-04-2011 10:08 PM #36
That was fun. Eakin looked fantastic. Gotta think that quick whistle changed the momentum of the game, though.
11-04-2011 11:56 PM #37
I'll just leave this here...
11-05-2011 01:34 AM #38
LMAO Jeff Skinner was pretty angry! Carlson had a nice RIP FROM THE POINT! I love that kid. M90 with a sick pass to Troy Brouwer tape to tape. Backstrom is really using his body to create space and feed the puck to shooters. Gotta love our depth!
11-06-2011 06:56 PM #39Norfolk
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That Skinner reaction is pretty funny, but bout the crappy loss the the Islanders how many post shots we end up with???? had to be atleast 3.
11-06-2011 09:53 PM #40
Even Vokoun was talking about needing rest, I think I read something like he's never started more than 57 games in a season, but figuring out when he needs rest is something BB needs to figure out, it's a struggle for him because he is NOT a goaltending guy.
11-07-2011 08:08 AM #41
Bad game by Vokoun and it was the 2nd game in 2 days, those things are going to happen some time. If Neuvirth can play like he did against Carolina it shouldn't be too hard for BB to give Vokoun a breather once in a while.
11-17-2011 11:52 PM #42
11-18-2011 03:01 AM #43
So disappointed with this team. The goaltending has been piss poor in the games we score 1-2 goals and outstanding in the games we score 4-6 goals. While it seems we are unbeatable when Green is in the lineup that is becoming rare. He gets dinged up every time he steps on the ice.
Ovi is not the player he was 3-4 years ago. Yeah, the league has really clamped down on him, but his game and more specifically his moves with the puck are the same every game. He either trips over his own feet or loses the puck trying to get around the D-man.
I would say Backstrom and Johannson have been the two best players for us this year and Green would be in the conversation, but isn't around enough.
11-18-2011 04:00 AM #44
You guys tricked me into thinking this team was good.
11-18-2011 04:31 AM #45
Ovechkin had a lot of opportunities for a shot on net and he decided to pass instead.......why? I mean granted he made some nice passes to set up Backstrom, but he is a shooter and a world-class goal scorer. Ovi you need to shoot!
Honestly this team feeds off his scoring and they certainly need more of that from our captain.