Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: kcarrera and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Sports and Redskins  |  RSS
Posted at 2:25 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Capitals assign Andrew Gordon to Hershey

By Katie Carrera

Right wing Andrew Gordon has been reassigned to the AHL's Hershey Bears, the Capitals announced this afternoon. Gordon is one of the top scorers in the AHL and saw 12:10 of ice time on Sunday in Washington's 7-0 loss to the Rangers.

The Capitals will be back on the ice for practice at KCI Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

By Katie Carrera  | December 13, 2010; 2:25 PM ET
Categories:  Andrew Gordon  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Poll: What should the Caps do now?
Next: Feinstein: it's too early to panic

Comments

Good move, he was a non-factor... (rolling my eyes)...

Posted by: SoaringCaps | December 13, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Smells a lot like "Butch" Cassidy around here.

Posted by: lylewimbledon | December 13, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

happy birthday a. gordon....thanks for your inspired play last night

Posted by: _stevo | December 13, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Not your fault Andrew - you should be comfortable with Alzner & Carlson as you played with them last year although at times you looked a little lost not having a stay at home guy like Sloan or Schultz behind your line. When the defense is not solid it can make the whole team look bad, especially the goalie who looked completely shelled. Hope you find better sucess next call up.

Posted by: rockdaredlangely | December 13, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

they should start playing for each other and believe that they can do it, because they can. this is unfamiliar to them, but they should know how to face this kinds of adversaries and fight it out. GO CAPS!

Posted by: capsfan2007 | December 13, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

As I thought--nobody can 1.) define grit or 2.) know how to get grit.

They just know it when they "see" it. Sounds a lot like the creationists.

Actually, I can define "grit:" that mystical ingredient whose lack can explain away all Capital shortcomings.

Look, it's frustrating when such a talented team loses. But let's not attribute these losses to some mystical entity. And why on earth would we toss BB over the side because his players don't possess this magical pixiedust that cannot be taught or instilled?

Do we need a 2 line C? Sure, but every team in the league has holes in its lineup--many far worse.

Posted by: getjiggly1

Actually, I thought cstanton1 defined grit very well. I pointed you to my earlier post and gave you specific examples of players whose play can best be described as gritty. Grit can be aquired, but it can't be taught or instilled. That doesn't diminish it, or somehow make it less valuable to a team because you yourself either can't define it, or a delibrately avoiding posts that attempt to define it.


Posted by: Fletch22 | December 13, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Meant to post that in the prior thread. Not sure what happened. Carry on.

Posted by: Fletch22 | December 13, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Read the attached article and notice the similarities - there's plenty.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3123386

Posted by: puckman | December 13, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

acc to jiggly, since grit can't be taught or instilled or worse, even perceived....that any team that has grit has stumbled upon it accidentally.

so, grit is in fact nothing more than a lottery tkt that some teams are lucky enough to somehow acquire.

am i getting punked here?

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

am i getting punked here?

-------------------------

Worse, I think he's actuall being serious.

Posted by: Fletch22 | December 13, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Obviously GMGM and BB thought it was A. Gordon's fault...

Posted by: kcbrichmond | December 13, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

well if AG had done his job and scored 8 goals, he'd still be up here.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

John Wayne had True Grit. Bet he would have made a good 3rd line LW.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | December 13, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

anyone here remember what happened to Jakub Cutta? At one point he was our best defensive prospect and then he got called up for a game and I think we lost 10-4 or something. That somehow killed his pro career. He was never the same after that.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

capscoach, look if we wanted a class on cosmetology or cooking or whatever, we rely on you to provide that. This is hockey, ok? no room for girlies on this ride.

ok don't get your panties all bunched up!

Posted by: cstanton1

I REALLY hope you don't have daughters! Why would you go there? I have been nothing but respectful to you since you came back. Can you just not handle a woman that dare disagree with you?

I know I know...the 19th amendment was a joke (if you know what it is)


Posted by: capscoach | December 13, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

I'll continue to play along. From wiki

Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait, based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or endstate coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lay within a gritty individual’s path to accomplishment and serves as a driving force in achievement realization. Commonly associated concepts within the field of psychology include "perseverance," “hardiness,” "resilience,” “ambition,” and “need for achievement.

So roughly 4 Cap players have this undefinable, useless, make believe magical pixidust trait.

Posted by: Fletch22 | December 13, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

BTW, one thing I'll take issue with, some people here are saying the Caps are way short on talent. They had 119 pts last year and you can't do that by accident. This has plenty of talent but lacks direction. We need a coach to draw up some plays and make them do it. Sending MaJo to Hershey like some of us STRONGLY SUGGESTED before the season and getting a real #2C would help. Making a real checking line would also help (see coach for that). I'm still voting for Larry Robinson.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | December 13, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

ok don't get your panties all bunched up!

Posted by: cstanton1

I REALLY hope you don't have daughters! Why would you go there? I have been nothing but respectful to you since you came back. Can you just not handle a woman that dare disagree with you?

I know I know...the 19th amendment was a joke (if you know what it is)


Posted by: capscoach | December 13, 2010 3:10 PM

Now there's some real live grit, curtesy of capscoach.

What cstanton1 will tell you, is that if some of the Caps likewise had been told not to get their panties in a bunch, they would have backed off to a neutral corner.

Still, cstanton1, for your comment, you get two minutes for unblogsmenlike conduct.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | December 13, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

haha, i'll take that punishment. i got off lightly!

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

@tominsocal

oh yeah...I'm a real agitator! Step aside pronger!

Posted by: capscoach | December 13, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

capscoach: BTW, cstanton is acting just like the hockey players he covets. You get a small disagreement and next thing you know here comes the facewash with the glove. cstanton1 is a gritty poster. There's nothing smooth or diplomatic about the way he conducts himself, he just puts it out there rough-n-tumble just like maybe Matt Cooke would do it. As Crosby might say, you can like him or lump him.

I like cstanton and I like you too. I'd suggest you guys just hug except I don't think either of you want that. So let the scrum continue.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | December 13, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

@tominsocal

he makes the boards more entertaining...everything I chalk up to....well other things

Posted by: capscoach | December 13, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Tom, i think you'd agree though, that no matter who the coach here was, chances of him being the kind of coach we'd want to see isnt very good considering the kind of coach GM is likely to hire.

The other part of that is, the coach plays the players assigned to him by the GM. For the most part. That's why the coach doesn't have too much input come the draft.

So can you see McPhee making the kinda trades this team really needs and provide the right tweaks to this roster? This is the same guy who thought Corvo was the missing piece to the Cup puzzle? The same guy who didn't make any moves in FA. The same guy who thought Belanger and Chimera were two-thirds of a great checking line. The same guy who promoted DJK as an NHL ready player while SDR was not.


cut off the head, tis rotten!

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

capscoach: I'll bet if cstanton were "tagged" to make a "team" of posters here to go up against another team, some kind of contest, and let's say cstanton were to be the coach, he would select you. I know you are a Kool-Aid drinker, and that's fine, but while all the other KA drinkers here took their plastic cups and went into hiding, you're on here blasting away.

You have grit, capscoach, because you're not afraid to be the only one fighting for your POV.

And if cstanton won't put you on the team, I will! :)

Posted by: tominsocal1 | December 13, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

So roughly 4 Cap players have this undefinable, useless, make believe magical pixidust trait.

Posted by: Fletch22

ok, who's the fourth? I have Schultz, Chimmy, and Gordo.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Once again the Caps fooled me. I thought we had something last year, I was wrong. I really thought this was our year. Unless Ted makes a management change I'm going to be wrong again. I'm a long time Caps fan so, I'm used to the failure. At least I won't have to waste my spring watching hockey. Go Caps.

Posted by: chriscaps | December 13, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

of course she's on the team. Someone's gotta give the boys a good postgame rubdown!

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

@tominsocal

Riddle me this...what if someone is told to not get their panties in a bunch, and said someone is say Flush-esk (who we all know struts the thong panties). As we know, thongs are already, for lack of a better description, "bunched" by default. Are you now telling said player to be status quo?

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | December 13, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

ok, who's the fourth? I have Schultz, Chimmy, and Gordo.

Posted by: cstanton1

I threw Poti in there to make it an even number.

Posted by: Fletch22 | December 13, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

@chriscaps

This has to be the saddest post ever. I feel for you bro. You're a loyal fan, you feel betrayed.

Don't let the Caps tell you when they're good. That's what we're here for. And we're not gonna sugarcoat it or lie.

The positives as Tom pointed out, this is a team that has many of the core components in place. Philly made a quick turnaround though they had an old talentless squad 3 yrs ago.

It can be done. Just maybe not this year. Not till they admit they overestimated this team and made some serious errors in judgment. If I was a GM I'd be salivating to take over the Caps. A few correct moves and this team could get to the level of the Pens.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

cstanton: At this point I capitulate. Or let me say "Uncle," as it were. I'm fed up enough to think that like when they got rid of both Poile and Shoney, both GM and BB must go. Just as BB gets outcoached every spring, GM gets out-GM'd.

The elephant in the room in my mind is Dick Patrick. He has a lifetime of hockey experience, no? What do you suppose he's telling Ted?

You are right. Enough of GM. He just keeps trying to shove different round pegs into different square holes. Then BB blames the pegs because they feel sorry for themselves.

The failure to match the Guerin acquisition was the beginning of the end. The Poti extension WAS the end.

BTW, we could have acquired Guerin for a #3 pick had we just moved an NHL contract in the deal and made a smidgen of cap space.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | December 13, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

of course she's on the team. Someone's gotta give the boys a good postgame rubdown!

Posted by: cstanton1

So we'e just embracing that your a truly shi**y person! Ok!

Posted by: capscoach | December 13, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

look capscoach, i can't be expected to date you if you refuse to acknowledge and accomodate my highbrow humor.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I have refrained from jumping into the fray or off the bandwagon for some time but the recent losses have brought me to this point.

The Caps clearly have talent but what they are lacking is identity and true team toughness. Look to the 2010/11 Penguins for a great example of team toughness. I am not looking forward to attending the Winter Classic unless something changes drastically with the current Caps.

I had the chance to speak to GMGM at a used equipment sale three seasons ago. He approached me and asked me how everything was going. I asked him about getting stronger defensively and getting "tougher" overall. His immediate response was "is Detroit tough?". My answer to him was two fold: Detroit is/was tough enough and 2, you are not Detroit. He immediately walked away. BB has a quote in his book where he says "I love coaching Mike Green". I point out those examples to show their mindset.

As for toughness, I thought it was a great move to get DJK-until I saw he couldn't skate and appears to be way out of shape. Great scouting job there. Matt Hendricks has been the best acquisition this team has made in a long time. I would trade Mike Green for three Hendricks' style players anyday.

I think the Caps players have tuned Boudreau out as he appears to be all bark and no bite. Behind the bench theatrics during timeouts aren't getting it done. If the captain of the team has to be told that optional practices aren't really optional, you have to wonder if they picked the right guy.

Maybe Ovie should conduct a Captains practice (or better yet, several of them!!).

I know that sports at the professional level is more about managing personalities than X's and O's but the lack of consistent effort is unexcusable.

Posted by: SOMDHockeyCoach | December 13, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

"The failure to match the Guerin acquisition was the beginning of the end. The Poti extension WAS the end."

I like that. Although imo the beginning of the end was picking Owen Fussey over Jordin Tootoo. Actually I'm giving him too much credit. The beginning of the end was when we decided to add Dimitri Mironov in 1998. We picked up an old soft offensive blueliner as the FA piece to put this team back into the Finals. If that doesn't speak volumes about where the direction of this team would lead us a decade later..

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm getting really tired of these accusations of "drinking the Kool-Aid". Just because some people aren't overly reactionary doesn't mean they're drinking the Kool-Aid. It's OK to point out problems with the organization, but mostly the "KA drinkers" are just reacting to the "Everything sucks" crowd.

Posted by: TheDoubleAlex | December 13, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm getting really tired of these accusations of "drinking the Kool-Aid". Just because some people aren't overly reactionary doesn't mean they're drinking the Kool-Aid. It's OK to point out problems with the organization, but mostly the "KA drinkers" are just reacting to the "Everything sucks" crowd.

Posted by: TheDoubleAlex | December 13, 2010 4:07 PM

i here ya.
the ledge is probably getting pretty overcrowded right about now.

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | December 13, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Grit = I will kill my own mother to win for my teammates. Grit = I will sacrifice my own well-being for that of my TEAMMATE. OV has it. Matt Hendricks has it. Matt Bradley has it. Dale Hunter and Dino had it. Kevin Hatcher didn't have it. Neither did Patrik Sundstrom.

Posted by: sca187 | December 13, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

grit equals "abrasive" as in 80-grit sandpaper. Right now the Caps are about 150-grit: good enough for most finishes. If they ever can finish. A few 60-grits would be useful for fast cutting, then a couple of 80-grits and so on and so forth until you get to Semin at 220-grit for a polish.

Posted by: tw46 | December 13, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

well, jury's in. Sounds like everyone but jiggly understands grit.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 13, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company